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Pens Points: Not The Best Start

There’s a recap of last night’s game, the Penguins need to heed advice, and Conor Sheary is once again a thorn in the team’s side. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Buffalo Sabres v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

The Penguins kicked off their 2019-20 NHL season last night against the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres got out to an early lead, Evgeni Malkin tied it, but the Sabres took the game back and claimed the first game of the season 3-1. [Recap]

Former Penguin, Conor Sheary, has once again tortured his former team. [Post-Gazette]

Evgeni Malkin had some very choice words for his team following yesterday night’s loss. [Trib Live]

The internet noticed that the Penguins changed their in-arena goal song, and many, many folks were not pleased. [Trib Live]

With Phil Kessel now in the desert, the Penguins’ power-play will look to run through Jake Guentzel and Patric Hornqvist. [Trib Live]

Brace yourself, Pens fans. Jack Johnson is back again with Justin Schultz in the top-4... for now. [Trib Live]

During the offseason, the Penguins’ goal was to get younger and faster. But did they accomplish this? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

One of the newest Avalanche players, former Maple Leaf center, Nazem Kadri, says he was ‘bummed out’ after getting dealt from Toronto. [Sportsnet]

Regarding the new NHL faceoff rule, many believe it could have major benefits for offense in the game, but hinder defense. [The Hockey News]

What will happen with the NHL when the league’s broadcast rights are put up for a bidding war in 2021-2022? [Front Office Sports]