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Pens Points: Panther Time

With Game #1 in the books, the Penguins hit the ice tonight to do battle with the Florida Panthers. Thursday’s Pens Points are here to inform you ahead of puck drop.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

Defensive prospect, P.O Joseph, has been recalled by the Penguins, while forward Anthony Angello has been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. [Penguins]

Jake Guentzel is glad to be back with his teammates following his covid-19 diagnosis and isolation period. [Penguins]

Jefferson Hills, PA native and former Los Angeles King, John Zeiler, is hoping to impart of of his professional wisdom onto his Thomas Jefferson student-athletes. [Post-Gazette]

Mike Sullivan’s performance in Tampa Bay on Tuesday night showed us one thing that has become commonplace during his tenure as Pittsburgh Penguins head coach: when the chips are down and his back is against the wall, he can hit all the right notes to churn out a victory against any other team. [PensBurgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Mattias Ekholm to a new, four-year extension. [On The Forecheck]

ESPN profiled Toronto Maple Leafs superstar, Auston Matthews, ahead of the Leafs’ first game of the season last night. Matthews seems ready and willing to become the league’s next marketable face. [ESPN]

Hall of Fame broadcaster and Buffalo Sabres legend, Rick Jeanneret, will call 20 more games to close out his long and illustrious career. [Sabres]