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Pens Points: New Series, New York

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We know the defense will be put to the test, we examine what the Penguins might do with their depleted D corps, and we get to know Kasperi Kapanen a bit better. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins will begin another two-game series tomorrow against the 2020 first overall pick Alexis Lafreniere and the New York Rangers. While we wait for these division rivals to hit the ice...

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

What options do the Penguins have on the blue line with Juuso Riikola and Marcus Pettersson set to miss some time due to injury? [Pensburgh]

Whatever the Penguins do with their defense for the time being, one thing is certain: this group will once again be put to the test. [Trib Live]

If there is one person who knows the struggles of being an NHL goaltender, it is Penguins general manager, Jim Rutherford. The former crease commander is not giving up on Tristan Jarry after a rocky start to the campaign. [Post-Gazette]

Kasperi Kapanen has a bit of a history with the Pittsburgh Penguins and GMJR. But having not really gotten his feet wet at the NHL level with the Penguins, many may be unfamiliar with the Finn. Get to know the man they call “Kappy.” [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Why did the NHL all of a sudden pull the plug on its puck tracking technology? [CBS Sports]

The Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 by the NHL for violating COVID-19 protocols. [Japers’ Rink]