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Pens Points: Lightning Quick Rematch

The Tampa Bay Lightning are back on the Penguins’ radar ahead of tonight’s rematch of opening night. Check out Tuesday’s new Pens Points before puck drop.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

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

In yesterday’s injury report, head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed that Kris Letang has tested positive for COVID-19, while Sidney Crosby is getting “a whole lot closer” to a return. [Penguins]

Tristan Jarry has been better than many expected him to be after last season’s disastrous playoff performance. But Jarry’s eye-catching stats only tell part of his early-season story. [Post-Gazette]

Defenseman Mark Friedman has been a solid fill-in player since arriving in Pittsburgh off the waiver wire last season. Now, Friedman is honing his mental game as he becomes more of a regular player for the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Nashville Predators goalie, Connor Ingram, voluntarily entered the NHL’s player assistance program earlier this year. After overcoming his personal struggles, his journey has finally led him to NHL ice. [Nashville Tennessean]

While this is a pro-Penguins/anti-Flyers website, it is my duty to share this impressive anime-style intro for Flyers mascot, Gritty. [For The Win]

The Minnesota Wild’s fourth line is developing into a fan-favorite trio. [Hockey Wilderness]

The Detroit Red Wings or their fans haven’t really had anything to get excited about over the last few years. That may be changing with the arrival of impressive rookie, Lucas Raymond. [The Hockey News/SI]