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Pens Points: Bruins Game Day

Pens look to rebound against Bruins, may see AHL sensation David Pastrnak first-hand. Oilers shopping David Perron.

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Good morning one and all!

After back-to-back disappointments this weekend against the Islanders, the Penguins look to change their luck tonight in Boston. [PPG]

With Chara, Marchand and McQuaid on IR and Krejci and Kelly day-to-day, the Bruins have called up reinforcements from Providence, including sensational first-rounder David Pastrnak, the youngest player in the AHL. [Providence Journal]

In 17 games for Providence, Pastrnak has five goals and 13 assists for 18 points, most of any rookie in the AHL. [Boston Globe]

The Pens have recalled their own best AHL player at the moment in Jayson Megna. I'm really anxious to see this guy at the NHL stage again. [PPG]

In his first 4 weeks as a pro, Derrick Pouliot has been very impressive. The blue line in Pittsburgh is very crowded, so for now there is little chance we will see our 2012 top pick in action on the big stage. [Bombulie]

We were all hoping for a sane, skilled version of Steve Downie courtesy of Rick Tocchet. We are [not] enjoying the uncontrolled version. [PPG]

The trick in the whole Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde experiment will be to find the correct balance between being aggressive and needlessly putting the team down a man when it can ill afford to. Hamonic fight - yes; Hickey minor - no. [Trib - Mackey]

After the loss of Pascal Dupuis, the Pens lack of depth of true quality forwards is becoming exposed. How will Rutherford address this major issue? [PPG]

Rumors are that the Oilers are shopping David Perron, but are looking for a top-line center in return. [Copper & Blue]

Jay Bouwmeester's Iron Man streak, the fifth-longest in NHL history, ended on Sunday at 737 games played. He hasn't missed a game in over a decade, making it the longest active streak of its kind in NA professional sports. Andrew Fogliano takes the reins. [The Hockey News]

As we all know, Slava Voynov has been formally charged with felony spousal abuse and the Kings have finally received cap relief. Due to the fact he is not a US citizen, though, his status is very different from other high-profile athletes in trouble with the law. [Sports Law Blog]

Hockey history was made Saturday night when more than 30,000 fans packed the Carrier Down in Syracuse, NY, to watch the Syracuse Crunch take on the Utica Comets in AHL action. [The Hockey News]

Legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose USSR teams won numerous Olympic and world titles, passed away in Moscow at the age of 84 after a long illness.  [Washinton Post]