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Pens Points: Preseason Home Cookin’

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There’s a recap of last night’s preseason action, Sidney Crosby is still on top, and Galchenyuk is finding his place. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: SEP 19 Preseason - Blue Jackets at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Penguins returned to PPG Paints Arena last night to play an NHL game for the first time since being swept by the Islanders in April. Aided by 2019 draft pick Nathan Legare’s two goals, the Pens cruised to a 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets. [Trib Live]

And with the recap out of the way...

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

Is Alex Galchenyuk — Evgeni Malkin the Penguins’ next dynamic duo? [Trib Live]

How will/should the Penguins deploy their main power-play unit when the regular season opens? With a right-handed shot or an extra forward? [Pensburgh]

Speaking of the power-play, Justin Schultz may get more time to shine with the man advantage. [Trib Live]

Sidney Crosby is still driving in the dough by leading all NHL players in eBay merchandise sales. [Post-Gazette]

What can we expect from Jake “The Snake” Guentzel after his masterful, 40-goal 2018/19 season? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Take a look at some of the new rules the league passed over the summer. [CBC]

It doesn’t look like there is any real beef between Winnipeg Jets stars Bryan Little and Patrik Laine. [NHL]

The Tampa Bay Panthers are the NHL’s newest expansion team! [Yahoo]