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Pens Points: Rangers Revenge, Part Deux

Road trip over, Pens turn right around and face the Blueshirts tonight at CEC. Hard-fought and soul-satisfying road game last night. Brooks Orpik leads Caps in minor penalties. Farewell to the enforcer. Looking at the careers of 2014 HHOF inductees.

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Here is tonight's Pens-Rangers game preview. Anthony Duclair is scratched again, which I totally, completely do not mind. []

Some recent relative trends regarding the Pens and Rangers that are worth noting. [Chipped Ice]

Three things to know about tonight's Pens-Rangers matchup, one of them being that the Pens have scored 30 goals in 7 home games. [The Score]

The guys won a hard-fought road game last night in Toronto to cap a 4-1-0 road trip. Not too bad at all. Here is a recap and a GIFcap from The PensNation.

After the second Pens goal, Kadri was elevated to the top line. Randy Carlyle said something had to change after the Leafs let the Pens control too much ice and spend too much time in their zone. [Sports Net]

Here are some more pertinent thoughts about Nazem Kadri, who I thought was one of the best Leafs on the ice last night. Sid may need to rescind the dummy label. [TSN]

How controversial was the Phaneuf hit on Patric Hornqvist? It was just like Dion Phaneuf, boneheaded and unnecessary. [Hockey Buzz]

How great did Thomas Greiss play last night? He only became better as the game went on, and by the end he was downright ridiculous. [Trib - Mackey]

The Pens are winning with puck possession, good goaltending and outstanding special teams. It's not going unnoticed in the world of hockey. [The Hockey News]

WBS Penguins won their 4th straight game last night, beating the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3-1. Bryan Rust continues his early season dominance. [Highland Park Hockey]

It's tough for a team to kill off penalties when one of your main penalty killers is in the box. Brooks Orpik's penalty per game metric is way, way up. Sorry, returns not accepted. [Washington Post]

Columbus is getting Sergei Bobrovsky back, but is it too late to save their season? [CBS Sports]

Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts column has a sizable preamble referring to the possible NHL presence in Las Vegas. It is, as always, a very informed, terrific read. []

NHL rumor roundup maintains that we may start to see a significant uptick in trade activity as we approach Thanksgiving. [The Hockey News]

Farewell, enforcer. A eulogy to an NHL institution. [Down Goes Brown]

An interesting article about the fallout of the Connor McDavid's fighting injury. They are absolutely right. The line has to be drawn somewhere, because these players aren't adults. They are minors, for heaven's sake. [CopperNBlue]

Hockey greats: a look at the storied careers of the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame 2014 inductees. [Globe & Mail]

While we're on the HHOF, a look at the first-time and long-time eligible players who could go into the Hall of Fame. [The Hockey News]