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Pens Points: Down Go The Devils

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, the Pens may have interest in a few more players, and Marcus Pettersson is surprisingly scoring goals. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Pittsburgh Penguins v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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

The Penguins and New Jersey Devils met last night, much to the probable chagrin of fans after watching Pittsburgh struggle to beat this divisional foe all season long. After a first period that saw a combined four goals scored, the Pens settled it and were able to stave off the Devils for a much-needed 4-3 win. [Recap]

Are the Penguins still in the market for more forward depth? The likes of Wayne Simmonds and Mats Zuccarello have been linked to Pittsburgh in recent days as the trade deadline gets even closer. [Pensburgh]

The Penguins’ next game is not until Thursday night when they play host to their 2016 Stanley Cup rivals, the San Jose Sharks. The game is of note because the Penguins will be hosting their iteration of the ‘Hockey Is For Everyone’ initiative. [Post-Gazette]

Defenseman Marcus Pettersson has been showing the ability to score some goals over the last few games, which has been a welcomed surprise. [Trib Live]

If you saw last night’s game, you may have noticed a rather glaring omission in the Penguins lineup—a lack of Teddy Blueger. Mike Sullivan has, indeed, opted to go back to the services of Tanner Pearson and Dominik Simon. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The trading deadline is on Monday, so ESPN went to look back at some of the most lopsided deadline trades in league history. [ESPN]

Pierre McGuire was inches away from being hit in the face by a rogue puck. [CBS Sports] The life of any ‘between the benches’ reporter is one of great risk and great reflexes.

The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes, Tom Dundon, has stepped in to potentially save the Alliance of American Football from a financial breakdown. [Desert News]