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Pens Points: Silencing The Cannon

There’s a recap of last night’s game, we talk about Sidney Crosby, and Garrett Wilson is embracing his role. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

In one of the more meaningful stretches of games for the Penguins, and the Blue Jackets for that matter, both teams kicked off a crucial home-and-home set last night at PPG Paints Arena. And once again, the Penguins proved to have Columbus’ number when the chips were on the table, winning the contest 3-0. [Recap]

It’s time to start talking about Sidney Crosby rightfully being in the MVP discussion. [Pensburgh]

This Trib Live article was written before last night’s game, but after the result, it still stands to be true: the Penguins and Blue Jackets are heading in opposite directions. [Trib Live]

Garrett Wilson looks like he has carved out a nice spot for himself on Pittsburgh’s fourth line, and he is embracing his role. [Post-Gazette]

Now that he has had some time to settle in with his new team, the play of Erik Gudbranson has been... surprisingly good? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Here are ten European free agents who could make the hop across the pond and join the NHL. [The Hockey News]

Sticking with the free agent topic, these are the top NCAA NHL free agents for 2019. [SB Nation College Hockey]

The NHL and its connection to marijuana could revolutionize pro sports. [ESPN]