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Pens Points: A Philly Special

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We see if Crosby can continue climbing the ranks, inconsistency is hurting the team, and Jared McCann is everything the Penguins wanted. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins will meet their cross-state rival tonight, as the team looks to snap the skid of recent losses against the Philadelphia Flyers. But before these two bitter rivals go at it in Philly...

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

Sidney Crosby recently broke Mario Lemieux’s record of total games played as a Pittsburgh Penguin. With this milestone out of the way, can Sid go on to break other records held by Le Magnifique? [Trib Live]

The wait is finally over: Garrett Wilson notched his first NHL goal. [Trib Live]

A product of inconsistent play could prevent Pittsburgh from an early clinching of a postseason berth. [Trib Live]

Jared McCann looks to be everything the Penguins thought they were getting when they traded for Derick Brassard. [Post-Gazette]

After suffering an injury scare in the loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nick Bjugstad is said to be good to go. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

After weeks of pitiful performances, the wheels have fallen off the Anaheim Ducks train. With this downward spiral looking to have no clear end in sight, the Ducks decided to part ways with head coach Randy Carlyle. [Anaheim Calling]

How much playing time is too much playing time for the NHL’s top stars? [Washington Post]