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Pens Points: Goalie Struggles

Pens fight back against Bruins but ultimately let down by poor goaltending in a loss. Start putting the game behind you a new Pens Points on this Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Boston Bruins Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

It’s never a good thing when both netminders are playing in the same game, and that was the case for the Penguins during Monday night’s 6-4 loss to the Boston. After trailing 3-0 and replacing Matt Murray with Tristan Jarry, the Pens stormed back to take a 4-3 after two period thanks to John Marino scoring his first career goal. The Bruins tied it midway through the third then won it late off a howler by Jarry. [Pensburgh]

Start focusing on the next game with today’s Pens Points...

When the Penguins need a shift where they can just shut down the opponents, they turn to the combination of Teddy Blueger, Brandon Tanev, and Zach Aston-Reese to get the job done. [Pensburgh]

After a 2018-19 season riddled with injuries, Patric Hornqvist was hoping the new season turned out to be a fresh start. Hornqvist came out of the gates roaring, but now he heads to the press box with yet another injury setback. [Trib Live]

John Marino has been one of the stories of the season in the NHL and last night he had the opportunity to write another chapter when he took the ice against his hometown team the Boston Bruins. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

With Patric Hornqvist out for an extended period, someone will have to step up and take his spot in the lineup. If Monday night was any indication, that player will be Bryan Rust slotting in at right wing alongside Evgeni Malkin and Alex Galchenyuk. [Trib Live]

Brian Dumoulin did sneak into the lineup on Monday night after being listed as a game time decision. No one could have blamed Dumoulin if he had missed the contest as he was away from the team celebrating the birth of his new son Brayden. [Trib Live]

It was a good weekend in the standings for the Baby Pens down in the AHL, taking three of four possible points available across two games. Though the points are nice, two blown leads leave a lot to still be desired. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Time to check in and see who starred around the league last week with the “3 Stars of the Week” honors. This week, it was Elias Pettersson leading the way from the Canucks with Jakub Vrana and Mike Smith coming in second and third respectively. [NHL]

Over the last several years, the NHL has made great strides in making the game of hockey more welcoming to all fans. While “Hockey is for Everyone” is celebrated throughout the league, is the NHL getting any closer to having an openly gay player? [The Hockey News]

When a young Maple Leafs fan had nobody show up to his 11th birthday party over the weekend, the hockey world came together and made sure the young man knew he had plenty of friends in the hockey community. [CBS Sports]