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Pens Points: Blown Away

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, Bryan Rust is adjusting without a friend, and Mike Sullivan likes his team. All this and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins hosted the Carolina Hurricanes last night. And to be blunt, the Hurricanes blew their divisional rival away in a 4-0 victory. [Recap]

Last night’s loss didn’t help the Penguins with their long-term goal, but they hope to avoid an Eastern Conference pile up as the season draws to a close. [Trib Live]

Bryan Rust is still adjusting to life without his fellow Notre Dame teammate, Riley Sheahan. [Trib Live]

Mike Sullivan believes the Penguins are ‘a better team’ after the most recent trade. [Post-Gazette]

A few Penguins described this past Friday as a combination of a dream and a nightmare. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Alex Ovechkin is now the highest scoring Russian player in NHL history. [ESPN]

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Auston Matthews have come to terms on a 5-year contract extension. [Pension Plan Puppets]

Here are five NHLers who have hit the reset button on their game this season. [The Comeback]