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Pens Points: The Captain Is Back

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, the ASG Skills Competition has a new game, and Kris Letang is writing another chapter for the Pens. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Minnesota Wild v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

Well, my friends, it finally happened. After a 28-game absence, Sidney Crosby made his return to the ice last night against the Minnesota Wild... and proceeded to have a 4-point game while the Penguins demolished the Wild 7-3. [Recap]

With Sid’s aforementioned return, this could create a logjam in the back of the lineup. [Post-Gazette]

The NHL All-Star Skills Competition will feature a new game this year, having players shoot pucks from the stands. [Pensburgh]

Kris Letang is writing the latest chapter in the 50-year history of Penguins All-Star defensemen. [Trib Live]

It was the first-ever Pittsburgh Theme Night during the game last night, and many Pittsburghers were happy to celebrate the Steel City. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Capitals and Nicklas Backstrom have agreed on a new, 5-year contract. [Japers’ Rink]

How did Cale Makar seemingly become an overnight sensation in the league? [ESPN]

It’s never too early to look at NHL mock drafts! [Mile High Hockey]