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Sid is resting by playing hockey, a local hockey player is strengthening his community, and the Pens’ young core will need to produce. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

As the bye week comes to a close, I’m sure many Penguins players will be upset to have to leave whatever warm resort they have been staying at for the last week. However, it’s been business as usual for Sidney Crosby, and that means skating and practicing... even during a mandated break. [Pensburgh]

Shai Maaravi, a local Israeli hockey player, is combining his love for the sport and the city of Pittsburgh to help his community. [Trib Live]

Perhaps the biggest key to success during the second half of the Penguins’ season? Consistency. [Trib Live]

The Heinz History Center will be presenting their ‘A Great Day for Hockey’ exhibit starting tomorrow. Here’s what’s on display. [Post-Gazette]

As depressing as it is to think about, Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang, the last of this ‘old guard’ from the memorable 2009 team, won’t be here forever and aren’t getting younger. With major contracts being handed out to many crucial young players recently, the responsibility now lies with this new core of players to produce when it matters. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Whenever the Edmonton Oilers find their new, permanent GM to replace Peter Chiarelli, he will step into, arguably, the league’s most challenging roster fix. [TSN]

The OG NHL All-Star Games were nothing like the ones viewers have become accustomed to watching. [Toronto Sun]