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Pens Points: Back-To-Back Domination

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Teddy Blueger stepped up, and Brandon Tanev’s penalty-drawing ability is a massive plus. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Winnipeg Jets Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

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

The Penguins continued their road trip into the Western Conference last night by traveling to Winnipeg to try and cool down the Jets. After a 7-goal performance against the Wild the night before, the Pens came out to light the lamp against the Jets seven more times to capture the W. [Recap]

AHL call-ups Sam Lafferty and Co. are helping the Penguins stay afloat in the midst of a plague of injuries. [Pensburgh]

Teddy Blueger’s fight against Anaheim’s Korbinian Holzer was no surprise to Mike Sullivan. [Trib Live]

Former Penguin, Ryan Malone, showed that the Pittsburgh region can produce successful NHL players. [Trib Live]

The plethora of injuries to the Penguins has helped Mike Sullivan simplify the game plan. [Trib Live]

Much has already been said about the Penguins’ big free agent acquisition, Brandon Tanev. His speed is one plus, and has earned him the nickname “Turbo.” Tanev’s penalty-drawing ability is also another massive plus to his game. [Post-Gazette]

Speaking of Tanev, he becomes the latest Penguin to experience facing his former team. [Trib Live]

The Pens are facing the injury bug both in real life and in fantasy football. [Post-Gazette]

No NHLer likes to be eating pretzel nuggets in the press box if he’s healthy enough to be down on the ice. Erik Gudbranson is frustrated about this recent string of healthy scratches, but he’s not taking his anger out on his replacement, John Marino. [Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby’s impact on hockey in Western Pennsylvania is incalculable. And now, he has helped grow the game even more by helping the Johnstown Warriors to roster a team in a girls division. [Johnstown Tomahawks]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks are winning games that they couldn’t last year. [Sportsnet]

The Oilers are crediting a ‘culture change’ for their historic start to the season. [NHL]

The Los Angeles Kings will be covering up a Taylor Swift banner at the Staples Center for all future home games. [USA Today]