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Pens Points: Shoot first, Ask Questions Later

Your daily look at Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL news and stories.

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Sidney Crosby Q&A: "The Kid" on growing up, showing off and the NHL's next generation of stars. [Rolling Stone]

Mike Johnston is stressing shoot first. [Tribune Review]

Pens stray from winning formula on the road. That formula was score early and often. Hopefully they can get back it it soon, quite the formula there. [Post-Gazette]

Running some numbers on the Pens power play and where it needs to be for breaking records. [Pens Initiative]

Andrew Ebbett providing AHL leadership, NHL depth. (stick tap @USS_Slapshot ) []

Staying on the farm, it's been a challenge for minor leaguers to make an impact in Pittsburgh so far this season. [Citizens Voice]

Connor McDavid is expected to miss 5-6 weeks with a broken metatarsal bone in hand. WJC starts on December 26. The countdown is on. [Yahoo Sports]

Hockey Canada will save roster spot for Connor McDavid for WJC. Count on him taking it. [The Hockey News]

"If Connor McDavid was a basketball prodigy, a golf whiz, a tennis genius, a killer pitcher or even America’s greatest quarterback, he’d never have to throw a punch." But he plays hockey. [Toronto Star]

Ducks' Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin were diagnosed with mumps. The entire team will receive MMR shots. [Eye On Hockey]

Nathan Horton has the hardest decision of his career to make: live in constant pain or consider career-ending spinal fusion surgery at 29. [The Columbus Dispatch]

Phil Kessel and the Leafs exacted some revenge on the Bruins for an earlier loss, chasing Tuukka Rask in the process. [NHL]

Martin Brodeur is delaying his decision on retirement just a teensy bit longer. [Sportsnet]

Someone has made a giant statue of Jaromir Jagr entirely out of marzipan. [The Hockey News]