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There is a recap of last night’s game, Brandon Tanev remains sidelined, and Radim Zohorna is already standing out. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

After two days off, the Pittsburgh Penguins returned to the ice last night to do battle with the Buffalo Sabres. From the drop of the first puck, the Sabres continuously looked like a squad that wanted the season to end yesterday. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, after two full days of rest, pounced on these dreadful Sabres to the tune of a 5-2 win. [Recap]

Many Penguins players and coaches were quick to praise Frederick Guadreau for the play he made to set up Zach Aston-Reese’s goal during last night’s contest. [Penguins]

The Penguins recently recalled forward Radim Zohorna from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton team. And he is already leaving his mark, although not for the reason you might think. [Trib Live]

On the injury front, Brandon Tanev remains on the shelf while he recovers from an undisclosed injury. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Veteran NHL referee Tim Peel was relieved of his duties yesterday after a hot microphone caught Peel admitting that he wanted to penalize the Nashville Predators in a recent game between Nashville and the Detroit Red Wings. [USA Today]

The dismissal of Tim Peel, however, leaves the NHL in a situation where they must address the “disease,” not just the “symptom.” [SI/The Hockey News]

Here are five bold NHL trade deadline moves for teams and players in the rumor mill. [Sportsnet]

Why did top NHL draft prospect Francesco Pinelli play in Slovenia this season? [ESPN]