Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...
What else can the Pittsburgh Penguins do to improve their fortunes? At 11-12-3, second to last in the Metropolitan Division and losers of four straight games, the Penguins have added a big winger and a big name on a tryout basis. Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, is joining Pittsburgh on a tryout as he works back from an off-season hip surgery. [PensBurgh]
Marc Johnstone has gone on quite a journey to reach the pinnacle of professional hockey. [PensBurgh]
The Penguins’ power play is on track to make NHL history. And not the good kind. [PensBurgh]
John Ludvig has come to endear himself to sections of the Penguins fanbase due to his unwavering toughness. That toughness must have been a genetic trait passed down from his father, former NHL forward Jan Ludvig. [Trib Live]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Some NHL jerseys are better left in the incinerator, never to be seen again. Here are eight jerseys that should never see the ice again. [Bleacher Report]
Arizona Coyotes top prospect and West Mifflin, Pa. native Logan Cooley looks to be the real deal, a potential savior in the desert. Now, he returns to his birthplace for the first time in his professional career, ready to battle the grizzled veteran Sidney Crosby. [NHL]
Veteran NHL referee Don Koharski was one of the top officials back in the day, even though insults from New Jersey coach Jim Schoenfeld in 1988 stuck with him throughout the rest of his career. [The Hockey News]