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Pens Points: Lightning Storm

A Baby Penguin got recalled to the big club, Malkin wants his game back, and Mike Sullivan isn’t afraid of making changes. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

In the historically frigid confines of Pittsburgh (where actual Penguins may thrive?), the NHL’s Penguins will meet the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at PPG Paints Arena. After the egg that was laid on Monday against the New Jersey Devils, the Pens are looking to bounce back and get their first win out of the bye week on Wednesday Night Hockey. Before the puck drops tonight...

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

Following the trade of Jamie Oleksiak, many were wondering what the Penguins would do now that the club had two open roster spots. Well, one of those spots is now occupied by exciting prospect, Teddy Blueger. [Pensburgh]

Former Penguin Ryan Malone appeared on the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast to give a pretty funny story that involved the player/owner himself, Mr. Mario. [Pensburgh]

Kendall Coyne Schofield made history at the NHL All-Star Game. With the world now aware of her impressive skill, NBC jumped at the idea of bringing Coyne Schofield into the studio for tonight’s game. [Trib Live]

Jack Johnson appears to be fine for tonight’s game after leaving Monday’s contest. [Trib Live]

Jamie Oleksiak is gone. And the role of team tough guy now falls on the shoulders (or fists) of Garrett Wilson. [Trib Live]

How will the Penguins improve their horrendous power-play? By not practicing it, of course. [Trib Live]

Speaking of the power-play, Mike Sullivan notes that ‘nothing’ is off the table as it pertains to fixing the man-advantage. [Post-Gazette]

Penguins goalies have adjusted to the mandated rule changes, but are still not happy. [Post-Gazette]

All Evgeni Malkin wants is his ‘game back.’ [NHL]

News and notes from around the league...

Here’s a look at the league’s luckiest jerseys. The Penguins’ blue Winter Classic sweaters are, thankfully, nowhere to be found. [FanSided]

Predators forward Austin Watson has been placed in the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse Program, and has been suspended indefinitely. [On The Forecheck]

Today is #BellLetsTalk Day. This hashtag was created by Bell Media in Canada to bring awareness to the importance of mental health. This campaign is a great one, and one that many all over the world look forward to participating in. If you tweet using #BellLetsTalk, Bell Media donates 5¢ to Canadian mental health initiatives.