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Pens Points: Familiar Foe

Pens Points is here to help you wake up as the Penguins are back in Tampa looking for a repeat of last week.

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

Just six days after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back for another go around this evening. Tristan Jarry returns to the scene of his famous goalie goal while the Penguins are back at the scene of their last victory after dropping a pair of overtime decisions to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast on Sportsnet Pittsburgh.

Pens Points...

Last season, the Penguins lost 11 games in overtime or the shootout, costing them valuable points that kept them out of the playoffs. They are on a similar track this season. [Pensburgh]

For the first time since before the pandemic, the NHL is planning a significant increase to the salary cap and it comes at a crucial time for the Penguins and Jake Guentzel. [Pensburgh]

Reilly Smith got off to a hot start as a member of the Penguins but has since cooled down. With no goals in 14 games, Smith is not interested in making excuses for his lack of production. [Trib Live]

On his way back from injury but still not quite at full fitness, the Penguins assigned defenseman P.O. Joseph to the AHL for conditioning purposes. [Trib Live]

This season has not gone according to plan for Rickard Rakell to say the least, but without him in the lineup, his linemates Evgeni Malkin and Reilly Smith have suffered. [The Hockey News]

December is here which means the World Junior Championships are on the horizon and Penguins top prospect Brayden Yager will be getting a look from Team Canada. [The Hockey News]

As the Penguins continue to struggle, the seat under Mike Sullivan continues to warm and will just get hotter and hotter unless the season starts to turn around. [The Athletic $$]

NHL News and Notes...

Sin City’s newest eye popping attraction, The Sphere, will play host to the 2024 NHL Draft on June 28-29 and be the final draft before the process becomes decentralized. [NHL]