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Pens Points Wednesday: Flyers Game Day

A look at the happenings for the Pittsburgh Penguins on gameday with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Jeff Zelevansky

Your tasty links before a third straight "rivalry night" game, this time at least featuring the prime rival.

A breakdown of Kris Letang. [The Pensblog]

Letang - Olli Maatta pairing could be a glimpse of the future. [Trib - Rossi]

The Flyers are off to a poor start. [Post-Gazette]

A preview of tonight's game. When the Pens and Flyers meet, trends and numbers mean little, but here they are anyway. [ProHockeyTalk]

At least temporarily, Fred Shero's induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame brought the two together. [HockeyBuzz]

Looking at Marc-Andre Fleury's advanced stats. [Faceoff Factor]

A look at the Penguins depth pool. No surprise for anyone that follows the updates here: defensemen rule the day. [Hockey's Future]

But, 2013 second round pick Tristan Jarry posted two shutouts last week and was named WHL player of the week, flashing some of the talent that had the Pens trade up to select him. [Edmonton Journal]

Former Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk is hangin' em up. He finishes his NHL career with 805 points (375 goals, 430 assists), and against the Penguins he scored 9 goals and added 7 assists in 17 games. [Puck Daddy]

An elevator broke, so Rick Jeanneret (the broadcaster with one of the most distinctive voices) had to call the first period from ice level. Pretty cool. [Puck Daddy]

Led by Ken Holland, NHL GMs are looking to get rid of the shootout. [SportsNet]

LA Kings fell to the lowly Buffalo Sabres in a shootout, but more worrisome is that Jonathan Quick left with a lower-body injury. [CBS Sports]

Matt Duchene is the NHL's newest superstar. He's definitely made that step up between his 3rd and 4th seasons, and cited as some of the reasons were changes in diet, training (working more with Crosby and his trainer Andy O'Brien), and seeing a sports psychologist. [THW]

Should the coaches get a right to challenge calls? Todd McLellan definitely would have thrown his red flag as far as he could last night on the Justin Brown intereference penalty. [Mercury News]