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Pens Points: Comeback On The Island

There’s a recap of last night’s game, a new lawsuit is centered around some Pittsburgh pro athletes, and we see if Galchenyuk can build some momentum. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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

The Penguins met the New York Islanders for the first time since taking defeat in their 4-game playoff series last season. While the first period saw the Isles get out to a 1-0 lead, and even further out with a 3-goal lead, the Penguins rallied back to the tune of a 4-3 OT win thanks to Bryan Rust. [Recap]

Will Alex Galchenyuk be able to build some momentum after his performance against the Bruins and Islanders? [Trib Live]

A new lawsuit claims that pro athletes who live outside of Pittsburgh are illegally taxed at higher rate. One of the individual plaintiffs in the case happens to be former Penguin player, Scott Wilson. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The term ‘load management’ has come up a lot in recent years thanks to the likes of the NBA more regularly resting the stars for more important games. If the NHL were to get in on the fun, as they also play an 82-game schedule, the league should eliminate morning skates. [LA Times]

Is it possible that new Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman will trade 2018 first-rounder Filip Zadina? Pierre McGuire thinks so. [Detroit News]

Pour one out for all the Wild fans. The Minnesota Wild have been voted as one of NHL’s biggest disappointments. Yay? [Hockey Wilderness]

Is Jason Spezza’s time in Toronto almost up? [Pension Plan Puppets]

The Rangers will have to make a decision about the future of their netminders very soon. [Blueshirt Banter]