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Pens Points: SoCal Swingin’

We look back at the Sprong-Pettersson trade, Carl Hagelin does some reflecting, and we have an update on Hornqvist. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Make sure you get that caffeine. The Penguins begin a weeklong journey across many western NHL cities starting tonight with the Ducks, which in turn, brings all the 10pm games! Before the late-night hockey commences...

Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning...

Yesterday the Penguins gave an update on forward Patric Hornqvist’s injury diagnosis. Unfortunately, the Swede has suffered another concussion. [Pensburgh]

With the Pens kicking off their trip in Anaheim tonight, Hooks looked back on the most recent trade the Penguins have made: the Daniel SprongMarcus Pettersson swap. [Pensburgh]

Another team the Pens will be running into are the Los Angeles Kings. Former Penguin-turned-King Carl Hagelin reflected on the trade and his time with the black and gold. [Post-Gazette]

Phil Kessel, in proper Phil Kessel fashion, is quietly building an impressive streak. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Scoring totals have risen across the league and everyone is pretty happy about that. [CBC]

Seattle hockey fans and the rest of the league are inching closer to finding out the name of the NHL’s newest franchise. [Yahoo Sports]

Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin has been offered a lifetime supply of vodka in return for signing a long-term extension with the team. [USA Today]

Hockey players have big butts. [ESPN]