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The Pens dropped another home game to a divisional opponent. That in itself is cause for concern, though there is reason to believe things will turn around, and soon. Anyway, time to recap the current stories.

PPG recap from Dave Molinari

Trib recap from Jason Mackey

Three impressions with Gary Agnew

Penguins Sauce recap with all the gifs

Sid dropped the gloves on Brandon Dubinsky and the Twitter takes were extra hot. [Sportsnet]

Sid was held without a point for 24th time this season. It wasn't for the lack of trying. [Globe & Mail]

David Perron is finding his comfort zone in Pittsburgh and already feels at home. He's been a great acquisition, and hopefully he sticks around for a long time. [Trib]

Christian Ehrhoff has participated in a few game-day skates, but his return date still remains uncertain. [PPG]

Braden Holtby has been great for the Capitals, but is he used too much? Probably we can ask a similar question about Marc-Andre Fleury. [Today's Slapshot]

The Bruins are reportedly shopping Dennis Seidenberg, who is willing to waive the no-trade clause if he isn't wanted. Reportedly Eriksson is on the block too. [Sportsnet]

Florida Panthers are closing in on the Sean Bergenheim trade. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Advanced stats get their launch on, but forget about Corsi and Fenwick. They will have new names. [Sportsnet]

Why do NHL teams still view analytics as "state secret"? [USA Today]

For the end, two stories that should help us put the Pens W-L record in perspective. Four days after Steve Montador's untimely death, his son is born. This couldn't be more heart-breaking. [Calgary Sun]

Kids from the Middle East are visiting with the Pens as part of a hockey program that brings Arab, Jewish and children of other faiths together. []