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Pens Points: Turkey Day

Before the big feasts, check out some of the latest headlines around the NHL.

NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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

Jonathan Quick turned back time Wednesday night, helping the New York Rangers earn a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh’s power-play problems persist. [Recap]

We got some clarification regarding Bryan Rust’s injury, and thankfully, it doesn’t appear to be a long-term issue, with the team labeling the veteran as ‘day-to-day.’ [Trib Live]

On Wednesday, the Penguins assigned forward Jansen Harkins back to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, one day after he was recalled to the NHL roster. [Trib Live]

Please give it up for one, Evgeni Malkin. Through 18 games this season, Malkin is a point-per-game player with nine goals and 18 points in all contests. His inspiring play has helped get the Penguins out of the cellar of the Metropolitan Division. [NHL]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The NHL and Adidas have unveiled the jerseys the Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights will wear for the 2024 Winter Classic at T-Mobile Park on Jan 1. And it’s this writer’s opinion that both teams, while limited in terms of team heritage and history, have created some pretty spiffy-looking sweaters for the outdoor spectacle. [NHL]

Former NHL referee Tim Peel has again come under the microscope for some of his social media takes. [Yahoo]