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Pens Points: Lose One, Win One

Sidney Crosby was a spark, Dom Simon is excited, and the Pens’ versatility was on display. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: OCT 05 Blue Jackets at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Sidney Crosby’s fight against Pierre-Luc Dubois in Saturday’s 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets was the spark the team needed. [Post-Gazette]

Jared McCann, the ‘utility player,’ puts the Penguins’ forward versatility on display. [Post-Gazette]

Dominik Simon is relishing the opportunity to join Crosby and co. on the first line. [Trib Live]

Teddy Blueger has found his place on the fourth line, and even scored a goal on Saturday to cap off his performance. [Trib Live]

Pensburgh’s own MIke Darnay is back with another PensBurgh Play Breakdown(TM). This time, he’s looking at Alex Galchenyuk’s backhand pass that created Jared McCann’s second goal on Saturday. [PensBurgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Canucks need more from their young stars after watching the Oilers and Flames carrying the dynamic duo baton. [Sportsnet]

Will the NHL step in to investigate Senators owner, Eugene Melnyk, after more and more business failings? [NY Post]

Sharks d-man, Erik Karlsson, posted a touching Instagram message after the birth of his daughter. [NHL]