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Pens Points: Sharks Stave Off Penguins

There’s a recap of last night’s game, Jarry was honored, and Simon is finding his footing. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: JAN 02 Sharks at Penguins Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

The Penguins played their first game of the new decade last night, welcoming in the San Jose Sharks to town. With the recent news of Jake Guentzel being sidelined for 4-6 months, the Pens had to press on. This show was being led by Patric Hornqvist and his 2-goal performance, but the Sharks edged out the home team in OT. [Recap]

Tristan Jarry was recently named the NHL’s Second Star of the Month for December. [Pensburgh]

Slowly but surely, Dominik Simon is finding more offense. [Trib Live]

The Penguins and Marcus Pettersson’s camp are now able to discuss terms of a long-term extension with the club. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Buffalo Sabres traded Marco Scandella and in the process, acquired Michael Frolik. [Die By The Blade]

Blue Jackets bench boss John Tortorella has been fined $20,000 due to his recent rant against NHL officials. [National Post]