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Pens Points: Never Easy

There’s a recap of yesterday’s game, Kris Letang is scoring in bunches, and the team is ok with giving up shots. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

ICYMI: The Penguins met the New York Rangers yesterday in an afternoon Metro matchup. In a game of ups and downs, twists and turns, and everything in between, the Pens eked out a crazy 6-5 win over their rivals. [Pensburgh]

Including yesterday’s win, Kris Letang is on one heck of a goal-scoring spree. [Post-Gazette]

Heading into December 2018, Bryan Rust was nowhere to be found on the scoresheet. Now, in the middle of February, Rust is scoring goals at a pace he has not seen in his professional career. It’s all part of the crazy year the winger has had. [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins’ defense corps had a game to remember yesterday against the Rangers. [Trib Live]

The penalty kill made an impact that helped swing the momentum in Pittsburgh’s favor to seal yesterday’s win. [Trib Live]

The Pens seem content with giving up large quantities of shots... but only to an extent. [Trib Live]

Justin Schultz made his long-awaited return to the Penguins’ lineup during Saturday afternoon’s game and made an immediate impact upon hitting the ice. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Don Cherry made waves over the weekend by referring to the Carolina Hurricanes as ‘jerks’ in reference to their ‘storm surge’ celebrations after victories. [Sporting News]

The Edmonton Oilers re-acquired forward Sam Gagner by trading Ryan Spooner to the Vancouver Canucks. [Copper And Blue]