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Pens Points: Deadline Day Drama

This team is still frustrating to figure out, the Pens may decide to stay in house for defensive help, and we look at some of the biggest deadline day deals. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series - Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

One of the craziest days on the NHL calendar is here. The NHL’s trading deadline is today at 3 o’clock p.m. EST. If Jim Rutherford makes a last-second move for defensive depth or forward help, PensBurgh will have you covered as the news breaks. Now...

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

So, with the Penguins likely needing help on the blue line, the question then becomes who is available? [Pensburgh]

If Jim Rutherford plans on actually keeping his first-round draft pick instead of using it as trade bait for a d-man, he may not have to look much further than the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to find an AHL All-Star waiting to get his shot. [Pensburgh]

Here are the five takeaways we learned from Saturday night’s Stadium Series loss to the Flyers. [Trib Live]

If that loss against Philadelphia showed anything, its’s that this Penguins team is pretty hard to figure out. [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins will be looking for an X-factor down the stretch as they hope to clinch a playoff berth. They don’t have to go far to find that one player. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Here are the nine biggest trade deadline deals in NHL history. [Sports Illustrated]

While some players view the trade deadline as a way to get a fresh start or new opportunity, for others, this day can be quite nerve-racking. [CBC]

The Buffalo Sabres took a defenseman (and potential trade target for the Penguins) off the board yesterday by acquiring Brandon Montour from the Anaheim Ducks. [Die By The Blade]