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It was a fun Sunday in the NHL. Buffalo beat Detroit, Carolina beat LA, Calgary destroyed Montreal, Arizona beat the Caps, and Winnipeg shut out Chicago. Catch up on all the scores and stats. []

If you don't have a play with the puck, do the safe thing. Pens credit coaching staff for teaching them simpler is better. [Trib - Yohe]

Jayson Megna was assigned back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday. [PPG]

Playing the Sabres allows teams like the Pens to pad their stats. [Hockey Buzz]

The Buffalo Sabres are bad. Christian Ehrhoff feels their pain from afar. [PPG]

This blogger took his time to analyze Nick Spaling during the summer. Re-reading it now, we have begun to see him as the poor possession player he's always been. [Pens Points]

The team that does yoga together stays together. [PPG]

Defensemen are at a premium on the trade market. [The Hockey News]

Claude Julien signs a multi-year extension with the Bruins. []

Rob Vollman looks at underlying numbers and advises Nathan MacKinnon and Tuukka Rask are great buy-low candidates. [Dobber Hockey]

Patric Roy calls out Jarome Iginla as Avs continue to struggle. At least the Broncos are winning. Oh wait... [Denver Post]

Barry Trotz ripped his team's behavior as the Capitals drop 4th straight game. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Nashville's Anton Volchenkov is the latest suspended player. He'll be gone for 4 games, but he thinks it's too much. [USA Today]

Anaheim Ducks were down both goalies and the puck was about to drop in Denver. They turned to Jason LaBarbera and Dwayne Roloson. [CBS Eye on Hockey]

James Reimer had a night to shine on Saturday in making 45 saves in a win over the Blackhawks. [Globe & Mail]

Incredible video feature on Darryl Sutter and how putting family first has redefined success for the Sutter family. [Hometown Hockey]

American hockey could use a superhero. Any chance it might be Jack Eichel? [The Hockey News]

And the win for the most nits picked goes to this guy who tries to use Daigle as a cautionary tale for all those mesmerized with Connor McDavid's historic tear through junior hockey. [Yahoo - Puck Daddy]

Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are great, but don't sleep on Noah Hanifin. [The Hockey News]