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The Penguins don’t mind ‘lacrosse’ goals, Aston-Reese has found a niche, and Mario Lemieux owes Ovechkin nothing. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Alex Ovechkin recently scored his 691st NHL goal, moving him past Mario Lemieux in the league’s all-time scoring list. Since then, some expected Lemieux to come out and congratulate ‘The Great 8’ on this feat, yet he hasn’t, and doesn’t need to. [Pensburgh]

‘Lacrosse’ goals are all the rage these days with the youths in the NHL, with guys like Andrei Svechnikov and Filip Forsberg scoring goals like this. And the Pens don’t seem to mind these flashy ways to score. [Trib Live]

Finally healthy, Zach Aston-Reese is carving out a niche on the Penguins’ third line. [Post-Gazette]

Jared McCann’s mother, Erin, has overcome 40 years worth of adversity. Now, she wants to let others know that there is hope in whatever battle you’re fighting. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

As Shayne Gostisbehere’s return nears, who should he replace? [Broad Street Hockey]

What is keeping Nick Suzuki in the top-6 of the Canadiens’ lineup, while keeping Jesperi Kotkaniemi with the Laval Rocket? [Eyes On The Prize]

Speaking of Ovechkin, with his hat trick last night, that makes him the first player in the NHL to score 40 goals this season. [Yahoo]