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Pens Points: Unlucky Weekend

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, Malkin is hurt, and Hornqvist is getting hot. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

The Penguins met the Flyers on home ice last night to round out a back-to-back set of games. After a smashing defeat at the hands of the St. Louis Blues the previous day, the Pens came out and looked like they were going to get the win over their divisional rival. That was, until, the 59th minute of the contest came around. [Recap]

After the game, Mike Sullivan reported that Evgeni Malkin is labeled as ‘week-to-week’ with an upper-body injury. [Post-Gazette]

On the positive side, Patric Hornqvist looks to be heating up at just the right time. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Will the NHL try to reduce the number of blatantly missed calls by officials before the postseason starts? They should be. [Sportsnet]

San Jose Sharks bench boss Peter DeBoer is set to sign a multi-year extension with the club. [NBC Sports]

UFC superstar Conor McGregor made a surprise appearance in Boston over the weekend to drop the puck ahead of the Bruins-Blue Jackets game. [Sporting News]

Wayne Gretzky’s record for all-time goals scored is one that may be broken in the not-too-distant future. [San Fransisco Chronicle]

The NHL has tried to change its image when it comes to spreading diversity in the game, yet the change remains slow. [Star Tribune]