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Pens Points: Rusty Heroics

There’s a recap of last night’s game, a former Pens prospect has found a fit, and the Civic Arena site will have a new look. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

The Penguins continued their home cooking last night with a divisional showdown against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The scoreboard held two goose eggs after 60 minutes of play. In OT, the Penguins were granted a power-play. And all the Penguins needed was Bryan Rust. [Recap]

First National Bank has announced a deal to build a 24-story office tower at the former Civic Arena site, which will aid the Penguins as they look to begin the redevelopment plan. [Post-Gazette]

Former Penguins prospect, Scott Harrington, has found a nice fit with the Blue Jackets. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Tim Thomas, the ex-Bruins goalie, has now come out to discuss the brain damage he suffered in his career. [NESN]

The NHL’s approach to international hockey under the Gary Bettman regime has been... not good. [The Hockey News]

Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Capitals, says he expects Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to play their entire NHL careers with the Caps. [NHL]

Who are some other coaches on the hot seat? [Sporting News]