Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning...
How did a kid from San Diego, a city with no real foothold in hockey, go on to become an NHL regular? Chad Ruhwedel’s journey is equally unusual and unexpected. [Trib Live]
Sidney Crosby has earned the reputation of being a stickler for his routines. Most dominant professional athletes operate in some similar capacity, so Crosby is no outlier. As he hit the 1,200-game mark this past Saturday, has his routine evolved through the years? [Penguins]
News and notes from around the NHL...
“I would say it’s unlikely at this point,” Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said of the possibility of Nicklas Backstrom returning to the team this season. [NHL]
The Tampa Bay Lightning, meanwhile, are hopeful to get goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy back before the start of December. [NHL]
San Jose Sharks general manager Mike Grier said he’s evaluating everything within the organization and addressed his team directly to voice his displeasure with the historically bad start. [The Hockey News]