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Pens Points: Two Games In Gotham

The Penguins have lost another player to injury, the team has finally found secondary scoring, and we try to create the best fourth line. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Brandon Tanev has been given a “week-to-week” injury designation from head coach Mike Sullivan after the speedy forward was injured in Saturday’s game against the Boston Bruins. [Pensburgh]

With COVID-19 rearing its ugly head once again throughout the NHL, most recently affecting the Vancouver Canucks in rather severe fashion, the Pittsburgh Penguins still have no firm plan for a vaccination rollout. [Trib Live]

When everyone is fully healthy (knock on wood and encase yourself in bubble wrap), what are the Penguins’ options for a fourth line? [Trib Live]

The Penguins shouldn't be looking to make massive splash moves at this year’s trade deadline. [Post-Gazette]

Earlier in the season, many fans held the belief that this current Pens squad is too top-heavy and they lacked players who can provide consistent depth scoring. However, it looks like that narrative has been put to rest. [Post-Gazette]

After Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky recently published some comments on social media saying Alex Ovechkin is a better player than Sidney Crosby, this drama serves as another reminder that both players can and will coexist among hockey’s greatest-ever players. [Post-Gazette]

Mike and Emily Matheson’s hockey love story continues to grow. [Post-Gazette]

Ty Hennes, the Penguins’ Skills and Development Coach, has proven to be more than just a reliable piece for the team’s coaching staff. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The new arenas for the Seattle Kraken and New York Islanders will become the embodiment of the league’s Green Initiative. [NHL]

Here is one question facing each NHL team with a week to go before the trade deadline. [Sportsnet]