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Pens Points: Multiple Streaks Snapped

The Penguins took home two points last night with many other encouraging signs of life.

Arizona Coyotes v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

The Penguins hosted West Mifflin native Logan Cooley and the Arizona Coyotes at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday night. In what has been a rarity all season, the Penguins put on something of a clinic, with Jake Guentzel and Jeff Carter scoring two goals each, the team converted on the power play for the first time this century and a lengthy losing streak was snapped. [Recap]

Pens Points...

Amongst all the issues the Penguins have faced this season, 5-on-5 play has not been one, but that facet of their game is starting a downward trajectory as well. [Pensburgh]

Stuck in what seems like a never-ending rut, the Penguins continued to adjust their power play combinations in hope of finding anything that will produce a spark to the units. [The Hockey News]

One of the new faces being tried out on the power play is winger Valtteri Puustinen, who was getting a work out on the top unit with the likes of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. [The Hockey News]

The signing of Jesse Puljujarvi on a tryout is a complete risk free move by Kyle Dubas and the Penguins but one that could pay off huge dividends if the partnerships succeeds. [The Hockey News]

P.O. Joseph has spent much more time out of the lineup than in this season, but recently recovered from injury, the young defenseman could find himself back on the ice soon. [Trib Live]

NHL News and Notes...

For the first time since 2019, the NHL is expecting a significant increase in salary cap for next season. That news will be welcome by just about every team around the league. [Bleacher Report]

Opinions on the proposed four team tournament possibly taking place in 2025 have been mixed at best, but one cannot deny the talent on display would draw many eyes. [NHL]