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Pens Points: Getting off the schneid in Boston

Pittsburgh wins in Beantown for the first time since 2014 last night, we round up the news and notes for the day

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Ron Hextall doesn’t seem too concerned about the severity of Tristan Jarry’s injury and would like to add a forward before the trade deadline, if the price is right. [Tribune Review]

More on Hextall talking resiliency of his team and how he’s feeling about the trade deadline. []

Andy Chiodo, the former Pens goalie who broke the last 18 game losing streak before Wednesday night, was happy to see the Sabres end their long losing streak. [Trib]

Tickets for April home games go on sale next Thursday, if you’re so inclined. And capacity is moving up from 15% to 25% which will make for almost 5,000 fans planned for attendance this month. []

Breaking down the skating improvements that have helped Jared McCann rank at the very top of the league in some advanced stat categories. [The Pensblog]

Sidney Crosby still gettin’ ‘er done as the NHL’s #1 star of the month in March 2021. Not a bad draft+16 season for the old boy. [Pensburgh]

And from around the league...

The Rangers are going to get ninth overall pick in 2018 Vitali Kravtsov back into their NHL lineup soon, after his KHL season ended last month. [Blueshirt Banter]

Even the Avs fans don’t want to see Nathan MacKinnon throwing a helmet at an opponent. The star was lucky to get a fine and not take himself out of the lineup with a suspension. [Mile High Hockey]

Will Bill Guerin go big and try to chase a Jack Eichel trade? That would be really sweet if he does, that guy’s good. [Hockey Wilderness]

Carolina’s goalie Alex Nedeljkovic has been red hot and won March rookie of the month. []

The Canucks gave goalie Thatchker Demko a big-time 5 year, $5.0 million average value per year that kicks in next year. It’s a big bet on a young goalie (only 62 career NHL games to date) that could pay off handsomely if it works....Or be a big issue in the years ahead if it doesn’t. [Sportsnet]

Speaking of Vancouver, no games for them through April 6th as they deal with COVID issues but hopefully can get restarted next week. []