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We look at some of the issues plaguing the Penguins, a local player wants to stay with the team, and Sam Lafferty is using his frequent flyer miles. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

The Penguins’ current losing streak has reached six games, the longest such streak in eight years. And with that, let’s take a look at the six biggest issues that have reared their head during this ugly time. [Pensburgh]

Washington, Pa native and current WB/S Penguin, Riley Barber, hopes to remain with the organization. [Trib Live]

Sam Lafferty took three(!) cross-country flights in 48 hours this week. [Post-Gazette]

Penguins prospect, Sam Miletic, looks to have found a second gear in his second season with the Baby Penguins. [Trib Live]

Sidney Crosby is shouldering the blame for the team’s recent stretch of play, simply saying he needs to be better. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Tampa Bay Lightning captain, Steven Stamkos, will undergo surgery on a core muscle injury today, and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks. [Raw Charge]

The NHL Seattle group recently broke ground on the team’s new practice facility. [NBC Sports]

The New York Islanders will play all home postseason games (if any) and next season’s home games at the Nassau Coliseum. [Lighthouse Hockey]