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Pens Points: When It Rains, It Pours

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Sam Lafferty realized a dream, and a d-man might still be traded. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: OCT 08 Jets at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

The Winnipeg Jets came to Pittsburgh last night for the Penguins’ third game this season. With recent injuries to Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad, the Penguins had to fight even harder for a win. All looked hopeful within the first minute of the game when Sidney Crosby scored the first goal. And after that, it all went downhill. A plethora of Penguins went down, came back, then went down again with injuries throughout the game, too. Fun! [Recap]

While Jack Johnson’s name has been floated around in recent trade rumors, another name that may be surfacing is that of Juuso Riikola. [Pensburgh]

From the early days of playing in the ECHL with the Wheeling Nailers, to sucking mustard packets with Winnipeg, former Penguin, Mark Letestu, has had quite the pro hockey journey. [Trib Live]

The Penguins honored Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Lange before the game last night. And accordingly, many players recited some of their favorite Mike Lange goal calls. [Post-Gazette]

The debut of Holidaysburg, Pa native, Sam Lafferty, has been ‘a dream come true.’ [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Here’s a great article for all the cord cutters out there who are worried that they won’t be able to watch their favorite hockey team this year. [CNET]

Was there a method to the Senators’ madness by trading for Vladislav Namestnikov? If nothing else, the trade gives the Sens’ young prospects more time to develop. [Sportsnet]

Longtime San Jose Shark, Patrick Marleau, who for the last two years was with the Toronto Maple Leafs, has come back to the Shark Tank. [Fear The Fin]