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Pens Points: New York State Of Mind

The Penguins went to the Big Apple on Friday night and pulled off a come from behind victory. And more injury news for the Pens depleted defense.

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Good morning, Pensburgh! Despite how horrible things have felt like to begin this season, the Penguins wake up this morning with a 3-2 record in the standings despite barely even coming close to hitting their stride. Catch up this morning with today’s Pens Points!

Penguins News

The Penguins came out with an implosive five minutes to start the 2nd period last night against the Rangers, but managed to rebound the remainder of the way to pull off another shootout victory to remain undefeated on home ice this season. [Recap]

The latest Pensburgh Podcast came out yesterday, just in time to go over the disastrous start for the Penguins defense. Recap the rest of the eventful last week with some of your favorite Pensburgh writers. [Podcast Ep. 46]

Pierre-Olivier Joseph has been knocking at the door to the NHL since being drafted in the 1st round in 2017, With the recent injury bug striking the left side of the Penguins defense, his dream came true last night. Joseph probably isn’t wishing this was how he got his first break, but he’s certainly paid his dues. Here’s the path how Joseph got to his first career NHL game last night. [Pensburgh]

The first few weeks in the NHL for the Penguins has been very up-and-down. Gretz breaks down who is hot and who is not for Pittsburgh after the first few weeks. [Pensburgh]

The AHL is gearing up for their return this season and the WB/S Penguins training camp opens on Monday. Here’s the list of players for the upcoming camp before the season begins on February 6th at home against Binghampton. [Trib Live]

NHL News

After John Tortorella benched Pierre-Luc Dubois on national television earlier this week, the rumor mill began swirling out of control in Columbus. Dubois admitted to needing to “be better” after the loss, but will he get another chance in Columbus? [NHL]

The Dallas Stars finally started their season last night after dealing with a Covid outbreak. The Stars trounced the Predators in their first game since losing in the Stanley Cup Final last season as Alexander Radulov and Joe Pavelski each scored twice in the Stars’ 7-0 victory. [USA Today]

The NHL will soon be moving to a new home as it was announced yesterday that NBC Sports Network will be extinct by the end of this year. The Stanley Cup playoffs will be airing on USA Networks this year as NBC’s six year agreement runs out after this season. [Associated Press]

Jumbo Joe Thornton got off to a quick start with Toronto this season, but unfortunately Thornton was injured and will be out at least a month with a fractured rib. [Sporting News]

The Capitals played their first game without their four quarantined players, and came away with a 4-3 come from behind win over the Sabres last night. It wasn’t all good news, however, as Tom Wilson left the game with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated later which would be another concern for the Capitals. [Yahoo!]