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Pens Points: Blinded By The Light(ning)

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There’s a recap of last night’s game, the fourth line is a question mark, and Les Binkley likes a certain platoon. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: FEB 06 Penguins at Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

The Penguins kicked off a Florida swing last night, traveling to Tampa Bay to take on one of the NHL’s hotter teams in the Lightning. Tampa opened the scoring in the first and never really looked back, with the Penguins power-play looking less-than-stellar in a 4-2 loss. [Recap]

A low-light of the game last night was John Marino taking a Steven Stamkos slap shot to the face. According to early indications from Mike Sullivan, the rookie d-man looks to have escaped major injury. [Post-Gazette]

The OG Penguins goalie, Les Binkley, enjoys the Matt Murray-Tristan Jarry platoon. [Trib Live]

The team’s fourth line brings with it more questions than answers at the moment. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Golden Knights have purchased the San Antonio Rampage, and have applied for relocation of the AHL franchise to Southern Nevada. [Knights On Ice]

Patrick Kane recently brought up the idea of the league changing its playoff format, one that seeds teams 1-to-16 league-wide. [Chicago Sun-Times]