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There’s a recap of last night’s game, an argument to retire a jersey is made, and NBC is confident for the upcoming outdoor game. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

So... last night’s game. The Pittsburgh Penguins. The San Jose Sharks. It was an absolute snooze-fest. The Penguins could not get a single puck past Martin Jones as the Sharks took the comfortable 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh. [Recap]

Moving onto more interesting talking points, the case can be made, looking at the bulk of his work, with this year being no exception, that when the dust settles on Kris Letang’s storied career, his jersey should join the rafters next to the likes of Mario Lemieux, Michel Briere, and eventually, Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin. [Pensburgh]

In reality, what will the Penguins be doing come Monday’s trade deadline? [Pensburgh]

The weather for tomorrow’s Stadium Series matchup against the Flyers is looking pretty shaky at best. [Trib Live]

While players, coaches, and everyone else associated with the outdoor game may get the short end of the stick due to inclement weather, viewers at home will be treated to another dynamic broadcast, according to NBC. [Trib Live]

Patric Hornqvist knows there is no sugarcoating it: he must play better. [Post-Gazette]

The Pens honored a young man with a brand-new hockey sled last night as part of the team’s “Hockey is for Everyone” initiative. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the league...

In trade news, the Washington Capitals acquired old friend, Carl Hagelin, from the Los Angeles Kings yesterday. [Japers’ Rink]

And we will end the week with another Caps story, but on a warm note. A fan of the club finished his late wife’s dream of watching their favorite team at every NHL arena. [NBC Sports]