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Last place teams are a bugaboo, Jarry may be on the trade block, and the Penguins are becoming quite a force on the road. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

With Casey DeSmith recently signing a new, three-year contract extension, all of a sudden, Tristan Jarry has become an intriguing trade chip ahead of next month’s trading deadline. [Pensburgh]

With the most recent loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the trend of the Penguins losing to last place teams has unfortunately continued. [Trib Live]

On a more positive note, the Pens are becoming a more well-rounded team on the road. [Post-Gazette]

Here’s what led to ‘vintage Matt Murray’ rediscovering his game. [Post-Gazette]

One of the contributing factors in the loss to the Kings? Pittsburgh allowing yet another short-handed goal. Mike Sullivan was not pleased. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Although the Penguins losing to the Kings wasn’t a fun sight, guest DJ Snoop Dogg calling play-by-play of the game action proved to be hysterical. [CBS Sports]

New tracking data and gambling practices are being ushered in throughout the league. With that, there are now different ways this new technology could be used to enhance the NHL and the fan experience. [Sportsnet]

Former New York Ranger and Columbus Blue Jacket, Rick Nash, has decided to retire from the NHL, citing the dangers from concussions as the main reason to step away. [Blueshirt Banter]