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Sidney Crosby is talking about the top line, Nick Bjugstad is progressing, and Brandon Tanev has proved doubters wrong. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Detroit Red Wings v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

The Penguins and Red Wings met at PPG Paints Arena yesterday afternoon. Judging by the headline, you probably already know a little bit about what went down. Patric Hornqvist was a hat trick hero (until the NHL made a late scoring change) as the Pens steamrolled the lowly Red Wings 5-1. [Recap]

What else would the Penguins (or other Eastern Conference contenders) need at the trade deadline? [Trib Live]

Sidney Crosby has weighed in on the mixing-and-matching of his line. [Trib Live]

Over the weekend, six Make-A-Wish kids were signed to one-day contracts by the Penguins. [Trib Live]

In positive injury news, Nick Bjugstad has resumed skating, continuing to rehab from his core muscle surgery. [Post-Gazette]

What exactly is ‘now’ in the Pens’ ‘win-now’ mode? [Post-Gazette]

Brandon Tanev has proved the doubters wrong in becoming one of the NHL’s most physical hitmen. [Post-Gazette]

A Pittsburgh-based animator and Penguins fan has turned Teddy Blueger into a hero. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The league announced that the Carolina Hurricanes will be participating in an outdoor game in 2021. [Canes Country]

And speaking of outdoor games, it seems the most recent one played between the Colorado Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings was quite the mess. [Denver Post]