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Pens Points: Buffalo Brawl

Sidney Crosby is still great, the Penguins made a trade gaffe, and a certain broadcaster has made a lasting impression. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Penguins will hit the ice tonight in Buffalo, New York to battle Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres. The Pens need to start racking up wins, while the Sabres are hanging on for dear life in the lower half of the Eastern Conference standings. But before these two playoff hopefuls duke it out...

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

The Penguins apparently tried to re-acquire Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings, but the trade was denied due to a league rule regarding retained salary. [Pensburgh]

While he may not be as flashy as he once was, the still-cerebral Sidney Crosby has been voted as the league’s best overall player by his peers. [Post-Gazette]

AT&T SportsNet broadcaster Dan Potash has been around the Penguins for several years now, covering the team extensively for the Pens’ television broadcast partner. But it’s Potash’s easy-going demeanor and fun-loving style that has made him such an integral part of Penguins coverage. [Post-Gazette]

Here are five things we have learned about the Penguins since the trade deadline. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

It’s safe to say John Tavares was not welcomed back to Long Island (the place where he had spent his entire career until the start of this season) with open arms, as he was heavily booed by the Islanders faithful. [Sporting News]

Although the team’s light may have faded since the start of the season, the Colorado Avalanche are still an exciting, young team. And their star, Nathan MacKinnon, is only getting better. [Mile High Hockey]

Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi’s season is over after needing surgery on his hip. [Copper And Blue]