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Short and Sweet

Just going to keep this one short and sweet today.  Not much going on around the net, aside from the typical "Pens win without Crosby" stories.  You already know that.  And they didn't just win, they shut them out.

But onto other things.

In the midst of everything about Sid, Malkin stepping it up and the Pens' victory last night, I forgot to reveal some of the best news to come this way since hearing Jagr was traded.

Thanks to an NJ loss, the Pens are now two points ahead of the Devs in first place.

That's first place, in case you didn't know.

The Penguins also have a great chance to really extend that gap before the end of January.  Caps on Monday, the much anticipated Flyers game on Thursday and then the All-Star break.  The Pens close out the month with a game in NJ on the 29th and another visit to Atlanta on the 30th.  

Haven't read anything on Colby's injury.  From what I gather he'll probably be back in the lineup on Monday.  Worst case scenario he's back on Thursday for the Flyers.  

Sid is set to be re-evaluated some time early this week.

Caps tomorrow at home in Pitt.  

In a recent Pensburgh poll, 70% of you voted the Pens will definitely finish above .500 without Sid.  30% percent voted they had their doubts, but were optimistic none the less.

So let's see how you feel about the next four games.

[Edit 11:33 pm]

The Penguins have reassigned Ryan Lannon to the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins and recalled forwards Chris Minard, Jonathan Filewich and Tim Brent.  Obviously some much needed help with all of the injuries piling up.

Poll

The Pens will sweep the next four games against the Caps, Flyers, Devils and Thrashers.

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Yes - all four
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    They will lose to the Thrashers
    (0 votes)
  • 21%
    They will lose to the Flyers
    (3 votes)
  • 7%
    They will lose to the Caps
    (1 vote)
  • 14%
    They will lose to the Devils
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    No - they'll lose all four
    (0 votes)
  • 50%
    Finish at .500
    (7 votes)
14 votes total Vote Now