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Pens Points: One Down, Two To Go

Pens win first leg of western Canada relay.

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For a hockey team sick of losing, the doctor prescribed just the thing: a matchup against the Oilers. The Pens won, and here are the recaps.

Three impressions from Rick Tocchet

Trib recap from Jason Mackey

PPG recap from Dave Molinari

Full recap with GIFs from Penguins Sauce

Recap and game throughts from Pens Nation

David Perron is being posed a unique challenge to raise his game alongside Sidney Crosby. []

Marc-Andre Fleury earned his league-leading 7th shutout of the season, tying Tom Barrasso's franshise record in the process. [USA Today]

The Pens knew they had to play better, which is why nearly everyone attended the optional gameday skate in Edmonton. [Trib]

Evander Kane was scratched because he violated the team's dress code by showing up in the rink wearing a track suit. Good player or not, rules are the same for everyone. [Sportsnet]

Is there a chance Kane could end up with the Pens? Mike Colligan examines the possibilities. [The Hockey Writers]

Tyler Seguin has had his youthful transgressions, but following a trade and some maturation has blossomed into an elite player and the main reason inconsistent Dallas Stars are even in the playoff conversation. [Globe & Mail]

NHLPA's Goals and Dreams campaign brings hockey into the lives of thousands of children who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it. [ESPN]

The family of Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, raves about his recovery following multiple strokes. This month he will even make a public appearance with Wayne Gretzky. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Five bizarre memories of the Bakersfield Condors as we say goodbye to the ECHL's weirdest, coolest franchise. [The Hockey News]

Down Goes brown celebrates terrible goals in hockey history. [Grantland]

According to Bovada, Sidney Crosby is still the odds-on favorite for the Hart Trophy. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Kyle Okposo has a detached retina and will be out for a considerable period of time. He is one of their most important players and the Isles have already begun to struggle a little. [Sportsnet]

The New York Rangers placed Ryan Malone on unconditional waivers and he is expected to retire at the end of the season. So long, Bugsy. [Raw Charge]

And finally, the 2014-15 Buffalo Sabres, where encouragement by coach Ted Nolan means being told "Play better so you can get traded". [Die By The Blade]