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Pens Points: Rangers Game Day

Your daily look at Pittsburgh Penguins and NHL news and stories.

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Good morning one and all,

The Pens are taking their spiffy new third jerseys and a shiny 9-2-1 record on the road to Madison Square Garden tonight. [PPG]

With Sid in a scoring funk and everybody else injured, Geno is picking up the slack in a major way. Seven goals in the last eight games for Geno Machino. [Trib]

New winger Rob Klinkhammer jumped right into the mix of things, playing a decent game and drawing two penalties. [PPG]

Another guy who's stepped his game up is Christian Ehrhoff. He's playing very assertive hockey right now. [Trib]

His partner, not so much. Olli Maatta is back on the ice, but his return to form will take some time. [PPG]

Zach Sill racked up 20 PIM due to his hit on Kyle Turris, but will not face any supplemental discipline from the NHL. [PPG]

WBS Penguins defeated the Hershey Bears on the strength of Derrick Pouliot's dynamite performance. [Citizen's Voice]

Several rookies are playing major roles for the baby Pens this season. [Trib - Bombulie]

Jeremy Morin tells the Blackhawks to play him or trade him. He won't get his shot in Chicago. Is he worth taking a flyer on? [Chicago Sun-Times]

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock earned his 500th NHL win. In other news, he says he's "really happy" in Detroit. [Detroit Free Press]

NHL owners will meet Monday and Tuesday in Boca Raton with expansion on the horizon. [ESPN]

NHL's best 1-on-1 goalie? That would be Jonathan Quick. [The Hockey News]

Chrustmastime is here and so are the hideous Christmas looks. Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel go first. This is something else. [The Score]