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There’s a recap of last night’s game, we look at the Penguins’ achilles heel, and there is an injury update. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Florida Panthers Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins met the Panthers in sunny south Florida last night. The outcome of the game, however, was anything but sunny, as the Pens dropped the contest to the Panthers in OT. [Recap]

The Penguins’ third defensive pairing (listed as the third defense pairing before last night’s lineup switch), has been a constant problem for quite a while now, one that could be exploitable as the team looks to clinch a postseason berth. [Pensburgh]

How have the Penguins been able to manage the contracts of superstars throughout the salary cap era? [Pensburgh]

Matt Murray and Justin Schultz are closer to returning when compared to Evgeni Malkin and Zach Aston-Reese, according to Mike Sullivan. [Trib Live]

Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann had a bitter sweet return to their old stomping grounds. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the league...

Revamping the draft could fix the NHL’s tanking problem. [New York Post]

NBC broadcaster, Mike Tirico, will call his first NHL game on February 20 in Detroit. [Associated Press]