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Malkin is rolling, Jake Guentzel received some praise, and we may know more about Galchenyuk’s future. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

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

Evgeni Malkin recently said he needed to ‘be fire’ in the absence of Sidney Crosby. Well, if his last five games are any indication (2G-5A), he’s a skating fireball. [Post-Gazette]

With Sid out, Malkin has become accustomed to playing with Jake Guentzel. And Geno had some kind words about working with the superstar winger. [Penguins]

Can the Penguins clone Guentzel? Well, yes and no. [Pensburgh]

Now more than ever, it looks like Alex Galchenyuk is going to be on the trade block. [Sportsnet]

An improved shot has helped reinvent Jared McCann’s game. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Former Detroit Red Wings forward Darren McCarty says the Wings won the 2008 Stanley Cup ‘in spite of’ Mike Babcock. [The Score]

Snoop Dogg is now a commentator and player in the NHL 20 video game. Yes, you read that correctly. [CBS Sports]

Has the detrimental conduct of NHL coaches reached a tipping point? [USA Today]