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Pens Points: Down Time

Penguins begin slow stretch before heading west to the desert but Pens Points still has you covered with all the latest.

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NHL: Seattle Kraken at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Before heading to the desert for a pair with the Golden Knights and Coyotes, the Pittsburgh Penguins will enjoy some time off to rest up and recover. Tuesday was a complete off day for the Penguins with no practice or any other team activities on the calendar. Days like that usually mean a slow news cycle but there was plenty to catch up even with the team away from the ice.

Pens Points...

Name a better combo than Sidney Crosby and day games. You can’t. With two goals on Monday afternoon, Crosby remains the active leading scorer in matinee contests. [Pensburgh]

Speculation around the future of Jake Guentzel in Pittsburgh will continue until there is a resolution, but it’s hard to see that resolution being a trade during the season. [Pensburgh]

Early in his career, Sidney Crosby was more of a passing threat than a goal scorer, but through development, he became one of the most dangerous goal scorers in the game. [The Athletic $$]

In a continued effort to make it back to the NHL, Jesse Puljujarvi continues to show his stuff in the AHL with his first goal as a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. [The Hockey News]

Both Tristan Jarry and Alex Nedeljkovic are getting their fair share of playing time between the pipes, but the competition for the starting job hasn’t affected their budding friendship. [Trib Live]

Don’t look now but Drew O’Connor had brushed off his slow start to the season and is developing into a real scoring threat and seeing some prime opportunities in the top six. [Penguins]

Radim Zohorna is headed back to the minors after being placed on waivers Tuesday. What other changes being made to the roster before the road trip are still to be determined. [Pensburgh]

NHL News and Notes...

It’s trade deadline season and the buyer/seller market is beginning to take shape. Regardless of which camp each team falls into they will all help define what happens in a few weeks. [Sportsnet]

Sidney Crosby won’t be the only 36-yard old showing up in Toronto for the NHL All-Star game. Goaltender Cam Talbot is having a career year and right in the thick of the Vezina discussion. [NHL]