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The Pens will try to throw some more rubber at Tuukka Rask again tonight and see if they manage to get some pucks behind him. The process is right, and the goals will come eventually, and in bunches. Let's hope that starts tonight. [PPG]

The Bruins PP has been lethal of late, and you just can't give them any opportunities with a man advantage. [PPG]

Will we see Matt Murray in net tonight? He says he is ready for his NHL debut. Currently a top 5 prospect, he's been outstanding for the baby Pens. [Trib]

The injury bug has hit the Pens, so Wilkes-Barre started getting calls. Matt Murray is in Pittsburgh, and Tristan Jarry was injured in the shutout of the Phantoms Wednesday night, and will be out for this weekend's games. [Citizens Voice]

Before trading for Trevor Daley, the Pens apparently kicked the tires on the Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom, per Darren Dreger. [Today's Slapshot]

A great interview with David Warsofsky, whose opportunity has come suddenly and is as good as any he's had in his career. Excellent player interview as always by Seth Rorabaugh. [PPG]

As a follow-up on the horrid story of Patrick O'Sullivan's childhood abuse by his father, he revealed the only player ever to trashtalk him about it was Alex Burrows, who promptly apologized and said he's changed. I'd believe him if not for the Jordin Tootoo incident this very season. [Sporting News]

Jack Eichel is every bit as good as advertised. A really good look at the future face of American hockey, who stays grounded and tries to get better with every game. They don't know it yet, but someday the Sabres will smile about that lottery. [Chicago Tribune]

Is Ryan Johansen on the trading block? After getting benched and even a healthy scratch in the latest game, assumption is that he's in the doghouse and the trade rumors are on. [TSN]

Probably no goalie in the NHL is struggling as much as Jonathan Bernier at the moment, and could he be on the move as well? [Sportsnet]

After a gruesome facial injury to Dan Hamhuis, the talk of full face shields is back. [Canadian Press]

For the end, the Pens were spreading holiday cheer at Pittsburgh Children's (which is better than whatever they were spreading last year), and it was a fun day with the kids. Geno doesn't know about Pokemon, but Plots absolutely does know all the Kardashians. Good grief. [Penguins]