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Pens Points: Edmonton Game Day

7 pm EDT, SNW, ROOT Sports

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Good morning on a foggy day in Steel City,

The Penguins and the Oilers are meeting tonight at Consol Energy Center and both teams probably hope Pittsburgh wins. [Hockey Buzz]

What does a day of a hockey player look like? Eat, practice, nap, soccer ... smelling salts?! Now we know it's ammonium carbonate killing Brandon Sutter's Corsi. [Trib]

With Marc-Andre Fleury leading the way, the Penguins are trading upward defensively. [PPG]

Gary Roberts is expanding his renowned workout and nutrition program into the US in conjunction with the Penguins, but that won't affect his offseason Canada-based conditioning program. [Canadian Press]

Every couple of weeks I google Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero, just for the heck of it. Disco Dan has returned to coaching, sort of. He's currently helping out with WHL's Kelowna Rockets. Video here, article in brackets. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Don't look now, but the New York Rangers have the best record in the NHL. 31-7-3 in the last 41 games. The thing that stood out to me last night was the support on the forecheck. Tenacious. [The Score]

Despite the stellar wheeling and dealing at the deadline, the Ducks have looked less than stellar since. How do you cook a duck? By using flames, of course. [Matchsticks & Gasoline]

Johnny Hockey is the first Flamer rookie to hit 50 points since some guy named Jarome Iginla. [Globe & Mail]

Alex Ovechkin becomes the 5th NHL player with 7 or more 45-goal seasons, joining Gretzky, Lemieux, Bossy and Dionne. [The Score]

Burning questions for the NHL playoff push. [USA Today]