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So, last night was a good night after all. The Pens bottled the Lightning 4-2, and two guys had their first NHL goals. Here is the GIFcap of the game. [Pens Nation]

Brandon Sutter has scored 5 of the last 7 short-handed goals by the Penguins. He now has 9 SHGs for his career. Is that more evidence that he's better suited for an offensive rather than a defensive role? [Hockey Buzz]

One guy who still has no NHL goals even after trying mightily last night is Marc-Andre Fleury. Not much goal-scoring potential there. He really needs to work on that aspect of his game. [PPG]

The Pens medical staff has rightly caught flak for how the mumps situation has been handled. Flak from outside, that is - media, fans, random people. Within the locker room the support remains. [Trib - Yohe]

The Edmonton Oilers have finally put Dallas Eakins out of his misery and fired him. Craig MacTavish will take over as coach on an interim basis and Todd Nelson joining the staff to maybe possibly tentatively take over one day. I'm really trying to keep a straight face but can't. What a trainwreck this is. [Globe & Mail]

Taylor Hall is reportedly available for trade. What are his potential landing spots? This article outlines three Eastern-conference teams. The price would be ridiculous, and I don't think I'd want to pay what they might require. [The Score]

The revolving door of coaches makes Hall wonder what, if anything, he's doing wrong. Fifth NHL season, fourth head coach in that time span. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Preliminary hearing in Slava Voynov's felony domestic abuse case was held yesterday in Torrance, and included photographic evidence of victim's injuries as well as police testimony. The details are just horrific. The judge ruled there is enough evidence for Voynov to stand trial. [LA Times]

Don't look now, but the once-horrible Buffalo Sabres are in the playoff hunt. Okay, if they say so. [The Hockey News]

With two assists against the Islanders last night (the game Devils lost in the shootout), Jaromir Jagr moved past Steve Yzerman for 7th all time in assists. [The Score]

Another day, another former Pen retires. After 11 seasons in the NHL, Jarko Ruutu, he of the >1,000 PIM, is calling it a career. [IIHF]