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Saturday Pens Points: Good To Go

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Houston, we have liftoff.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Commissioner Gary Bettman Press Conference Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are some Saturday Pens Points for your viewing pleasure...

Well, folks, after several impasses, bumps in the road, and even doubts that it would happen, the NHL and NHLPA have reached an agreement to begin the 2021 season. [Pensburgh]

This new regular season will likely be 56 games in length. With such a large downscale of games compared to the normal 82-game season, here’s how this abbreviated campaign could benefit the Penguins. [Pensburgh]

Did Jim Rutherford want to change the Penguins’ core in the off-season after another disappointing playoff exit? Nope. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

The Washington Capitals were set to begin their season with a goaltending duo of Ilya Samsonov and Henrik Lundqvist. But in a turn of events, Lundqvist will now be forced to miss the 2021 season due to a recently uncovered heart condition. [NBC Sports]

The 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will feature a Divisional Playoff structure. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

Kansas City could be an option for a Canadian NHL team if one of the clubs needs a temporary home. [Kansas City Star]

Helmet ads for NHL players? It looks like that may be coming soon. [Sports Business Daily]