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Pens Points: Reworking and Retooling

Bryan Rust has returned to the top power-play unit, and the team is looking to limit odd-man rushes. These stories and more are in today’s Pens Points.

Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

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

The NHL introduced a new public-facing system to see data called NHL Edge. You can find it here. According to Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli, the service gives “fans access to player and puck tracking data that’s never before been publicly available. You can now see speed & skating data, shot location information, detailed goalie data, and more.” [PensBurgh]

What are the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins doing on the other side of Pennsylvania? Check out the latest Wilkes-Barre Weekly. [PensBurgh]

Bryan Rust was seen Monday during a practice session replacing forward Rickard Rakell on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ top power-play unit. [Trib Live]

In a trend that has seemingly carried over from last season, the Penguins are continuing to work on limiting opposition odd-man rushes. [Trib Live]

The team is looking for more consistency in general after getting off to a rocky start. [Penguins]

And with that same consistency comes a work-in-progress special teams unit. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Life is disappointing. So, take a look at some of the more disappointing aspects of the game in this early part of the NHL schedule. [Bleacher Report]

Watch: Former NHLer Chris Nilan has joined a study to learn more about the impact of contact sports on the brain, specifically the role of repeated hits to the head in developing CTE. [CBC]

“The Sharks might be one of the worst teams we’ve seen in the 21st century — or they could just be victims of a cruel schedule,” says Yahoo Sports. [Yahoo Sports]