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Pens Points: Preying on Predators

Sidney Crosby was awarded, Matt Cullen was nominated, and Brian Dumoulin may be making a switch. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Penguins finally play hockey again later tonight when they welcome the Nashville Predators to town. So, let’s get right to it...

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

Getting everyone healthy and ready for the impending playoff push is great. Having to make the critical personnel decisions and deciding who is coming out of the lineup is... not so great. [Pensburgh]

The Penguins have nominated Matt Cullen for the annual Masterton Award, an honor that celebrates the NHL players who best exemplify sportsmanship and a decication to hockey. Cullen’s nomination solidifies the impact he has on this team. [Pensburgh]

Penn State men’s hockey captain, Chase Berger, has agreed to an amateur tryout and AHL contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Kaitlyn, our resident Penn State alumna and beat writer for the Nittany Lions, has you covered on what this means and the type of player WBS is getting. [Roar Lions Roar]

Sit down if you aren’t already and prepare yourselves for this: Sidney Crosby was named as the Penguins’ team MVP. [Trib Live]

Is Brian Dumoulin about to make the jump to the right side of his defensive pairing? [Trib Live]

How far can the Penguins go once they punch their ticket to the dance for the Stanley Cup? [Post-Gazette]

The Penguins still have a chance at capturing the Metropolitan Division title. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The NHL has announced a partnership with bookmaker William Hill. [ESPN]

Which team deserves to take the first overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft the most? [The Comeback]