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The roster gets first quarter report cards, Zach Aston-Reese has exploded onto the scene, and the Penguins may seek to prey on the Predators. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Through the first quarter of the regular season, what is the good, the bad, and the ugly for the Pittsburgh Penguins? [PensBurgh]

In three games since his season debut, Zach Aston-Reese has three goals. What has led to this impressive run of form in such a short amount of time? [Post-Gazette]

Are the Nashville Predators ready to sell given their shaky start to the season? If so, the Pens should be picking up the phone to at least inquire about a few players. [PensBurgh]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Any Green Day fans in the PensBurgh comment section? The veteran rockers will be premiering a new song at the NHL’s Lake Tahoe game on February 20. [Billboard]

Speaking of Lake Tahoe, take a look at outdoor rink that has been constructed for the spectacle. [Boston.com]

Is the on-ice transmission of COVID-19 to blame for the recent surges and game postponements across the league? [USA Today]

Is it possible for Alex Galchenyuk to revitalize his once-promising career in hockey’s most scrutinized market? [Pension Plan Puppets]