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Pens Points: Philadelphia Payback

Penguins go from drab to fab in 7-3 rout of the Flyers. Now it’s time to read all about it in Pens Points.

Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Just 24 hours after one of their worst performances in recent memory, the Penguins washed the bad taste out of their mouths with a 7-3 romp over the Philadelphia Flyers to wrap up their regular season road slate. Sidney Crosby scored twice and the Penguins squashed any hopes of a Flyers third period comeback with four goals to seal the victory. [Pensburgh]

Pens Points arrives to get your Hump Day underway...

There will be many factors that determine just how successful the Penguins are in the Stanley Cup playoffs and a lot of that will come down to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Right now, the Penguins needs more out of their two superstars. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Having not played since early March, Mark Friedman returned to the lineup on Monday night in place of injured defenseman Mike Matheson. Stepping in for one of the Penguins most important players is a big ask, but something Friedman is prepared for. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Not everyone was 100% sold on the trade that brought Jeff Carter to Pittsburgh at the trade deadline, but the results since his arrival has changed some minds. Game in and game out, Carter have proven to be exactly the player the Penguins needed. [NBC Sports]

It wasn’t a shock given the back-to-back scenario and the fact that Casey DeSmith played on Monday night, but Tristan Jarry returned to the Penguins net for Tuesday’s contest. [Trib Live]

In a surprising roster move from Tuesday, the Penguins recalled goaltender Maxime Lagace from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an emergency basis. Ron Hextall announced the move but no corresponding roster move was announced. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

You’re never going to believe this, but Tom Wilson has no learned his lesson from his last suspension and was back to his old ways against the New York Rangers. For his actions on Monday night, Wilson was hit with a wallopping $5,000 fine. [Japers Rink]

It’s a tale as old as time with Tom Wilson at this point and it becomes clearer every incident that the NHL Department of Player Safety has no intention of ever properly handling the issue. This will only continue to happen and the NHL DoPS can only blame itself. [On the Forecheck]

A compressed schedule coupled with strict COVID-19 rules have pushed NHL players to the brink this season. As they have all season, players from across the league are speaking out on just how draining this season has been for them both on and off the ice. [AP]