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Pens Points: Despite Hiccups, a Successful November

Marcel Goc does not have a broken foot. Florida has forwards to sell - who might the Pens want? Anisimov to miss 2-3 months with torn triceps.

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As the calendar officially turns into December, here are the latest stories from Pittsburgh and around the NHL.

The Pens concluded the month of November tallying their 10th win in Raleigh, equaling the team record for wins in November. [Hockey Buzz]

Movember is over. Best, worst and in-between on the Pens. Beau Bennett says he and Olli should never ever try that. [PPG]

The new episode of "In The Room" is out, and here is a sneak preview. []

Relatively good news on the Marcel Goc front at least, in that his foot isn't broken but his return date is still up in the air. [PPG]

With Dupuis, Bennett and Goc out of the lineup, the Pens lack of forward depth is exposed again. In addition to the Oilers, another team that may be a trade partner is the Florida Panthers. What are the options? [Hockey Buzz]

Christian Ehrhoff finally tallied his first goal as a Penguin, and a game winner to boot. This was Ehrhoff's 14th GWG since 2009-10, the most of any defenseman in that period. [PPG]

After averaging 4.2 power plays per game in October, the Pens dropped 36% to 2.7 power plays per game in November. That's a noticeable reduction. [Trib - Yohe]

The Pens have now allowed NHL-leading four short-handed goals through 21 games this season, which irks the coaching staff. [PPG]

The Pens are one of six NHL teams with a positive outcome when allowing the first goal (4-2), but that's probably not the approach to be tested repeatedly. [PPG]

The New York Islanders had their best November in 34 years. []

The Canadiens signed Brendan Gallagher to a 6-year extension with AAV of $3.75. What a fantastic deal and perhaps another nail in the bridge contract coffin. []

Gordie Howe suffered a third (albeit minor) stroke on Saturday and has been confined to a wheelchair. His family says the back medications are helping, but this has been a trying and painful time for them. [The Hockey News]

Canucks winger Alex Burrows narrowly avoided a very serious injury after taking a skate to the face on Sunday. [The Hockey News]

Former journalist and current Pens VP of Communications Tom McMillan has written a definitive book about Flight 93, which has been overwhelmingly positively received by readers and critics alike. [USA Today]

And finally, banged up Blue Jackets are the new leaders in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. Another worrisome trend is all that losing by the Flyers, who are now only a point above Buffalo. [Yahoo Sports]

This just in: Artem Anisimov is expected to miss 2-3 months with a torn triceps. He was widely speculated as being part of a trade involving the Oilers and the Jackets. []