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Pens Points: Capital Losses

Pens Points ushers in a new day with all the details from Tuesday including a game recap from a loss to the Caps.

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images

It was a dominant final 40 minutes of hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, but the first 20 told the real story as the Penguins fell 4-3 to the Washington Capitals. Tom Wilson scored less than a minute into the game as the Capitals raced out to a 4-0 lead before the Penguins scored three unanswered goals to bring the contest back to within a goal heading into the third period. The Penguins had chances to tie the game throughout the third but could not find the equalizer. [Pensburgh]

Pens Points...

Brayden Yager is the first big time Penguins prospect to be featured at World Juniors in years and he’s taking advantage of his time in the spotlight by putting on a show. [Pensburgh]

One of the biggest reasons for the Penguins recent string of good play has been contributions from the bottom six who came alive in the final weeks of December. [The Hockey News]

There has been a lot to process from the Penguins first 36 games, both good and bad. As the season nears the halfway point, there has been both good and bad to evaluate. [Pensburgh]

It’s been many years since you could call Sidney Crosby a kid, the but the nickname still persists. Regardless, whatever his age, Crosby still remains among the elite players in the game. [Sportsnet]

Bryan Rust is back which means room had to be made on the roster for his return. Vinnie Hinostroza and Ryan Shea were both sent down to the AHL on Tuesday. [Trib Live]

NHL News and Notes...

Team Canada bows out in the quarterfinals at World Juniors in shocking fashion while the United States advances to the semifinals along with Czechia, Finland, and host Sweden. [NHL]

Of all the major NHL individual awards, it seems right now the least in doubt is the Calder Trophy for top rookie, as Connor Bedard continues to tighten his lead in the best rookie race. [NHL]