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Pens Points: Bouncing The Bruins

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, the Penguins are focusing on shot blocking, and the schedule isn’t getting easier. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins concluded a back-to-back set last night by hosting the Boston Bruins. With the Bruins registering at least a point in the last 19 games, the outcome of the contest didn’t look promising. Riding the backs of Matt Murray and Jared McCann, however, the Penguins came out on top with a hard-fought 4-2 win. [Recap]

Pittsburgh wants to improve its game by effectively using shot blocking in the last stretch of the season. [Trib Live]

The schedule won’t get any easier for the Penguins as they look to finally clinch that elusive playoff spot. [Trib Live]

The organization has unveiled its renovation plan for the old Civic Arena site. [Post-Gazette]

What has aided the team’s recent surge? A few surprising numbers may be able to explain it. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

What is one way to forever honor the legacy of Ted Lindsay? By renaming the Conn Smythe Trophy after the Red Wings legend. [New York Post]

As another NHL season nears a close, here are four numbers that have highlighted the craziness of the regular season campaign. [Yahoo Sports/NBC Sports]

Chicago Blackhawks defender Duncan Keith refers to himself as a ‘biohacker.’ Here’s why. [New York Times]