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Pens Points: New Jersey game day, Brian Dumoulin recalled

The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the New Jersey Devils tonight, but first catch up on all the news from the Pens.

Long live the stache
Long live the stache
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First, feel all the feelings- Pascal Dupuis featured in the sneak peak of "In the Room". [ - warning video autoplays]

Second, the Pens have called up defenseman Brian Dumoulin from the AHL. [Shelly Anderson, twitter]

We'll see if Dumoulin is used for more than depth, his presence is needed because Kris Letang has been ruled out for tonight but is said to be day-to-day. Marcel Goc looks like a game time decision and did get some skating work in yesterday, so he could play tonight. [Post-Gazette]

The rise of Christian Ehrhoff. [The Pens Nation]

Thomas Greiss upgrades the Pens goalie situation with a smooth transition into the backup role. []

Chris Kunitz contributes more than numbers to the Pens (and with 1 goal in his last 12 games, good thing!) [Post-Gazette - Molinari]

Steve Downie is tied for last in the league with a -11 penalty differential. Good thing that penalty kill has been good this season.  [CBS Sports - Adam Gretz]

A digital preview of tonight's game. []

Tonight's opponent, the Devils, brought back veteran Scott Gomez on a one-year deal. Gomez practiced with Patrik Elias and Jaromir Jagr and may play tonight. [Fire and Ice]

The move for Gomez was needed in part because Jagr's normal center, Travis Zajac, is now on injured reserve with a lower body injury. []

And, to complete the Jagr trifecta, if you missed it over the weekend this piece on him at the end of his career is amazing. [The Score]

New Jersey has had issues fielding a productive second line so far this season. [In Lou We Trust]

And ILWT's always excellent game preview with their not-so-sunny feeling: "Personally, I don't like New Jersey's chances at all tonight." [In Lou We Trust]

In just over 2 weeks time, Tampa beat the New York Rangers 3 times to sweep the season series. HA-HA. []

When you think the Penguins drafting/developing is bad, just remember that Tobias Rieder (4th round pick of Edmonton in 2011) scored 2 short-handed goals in under a minute last night ... against the Oilers. [Puck Daddy]

The NHL is still expecting a "healthy" salary cap increase for next season, barring status of the Canadian dollar exchange rate. As for what "healthy" means, who knows. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Mark Giordano, Vladimir Tarasenko and Pekka Rinne are your NHL's 3 stars of the month for November. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Pens prospect Tristan Jarry was a snub from Team Canada's WJC camp. Boo. [Yahoo Sports]