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Pens strike early but not nearly often enough to keep pace with Predators in Nashville

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The Penguins wrapped up a busy week on Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. The Pens got on the board first but it was all Nashville the rest of the way as the Predators' offense scored five unanswered goals to claim a 5-1 victory. [Pensburgh]

Locker room quote round up following the loss to the Preds. [Penguins]

Our friends at "On the Forecheck" have a game recap from the other side of red line. [On the Forecheck]

Marc-Andre Fleury gave up all five goals on Saturday night and was eventually removed from the game. Mike Condon made his Penguins debut in reserve, stopping all seven shots he faced. [CBS Sports]

The Pens will look to rebound on Tuesday night when they welcome Jaromir Jagr the Florida Panthers to PPG Paints Arena.

Derrick Pouliot made his season debut against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night but suffered an undisclosed injury that could keep him out long term. Pouliot was placed on IR and David Warsofsky was recalled from Wilkes/Barre-Scranton to replace him on the roster. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby has yet to make his season debut as he recovers from a concussion. After taking Friday off, Crosby skated in Pittsburgh on Saturday while the team was in Nashville. [CBS Sports]

Nice story about Steve Oleksy bringing hockey to his hometown in Michigan with his summer league. [Times Leader]

Rumors have been swirling about Marc-Andre Fleury's future with the franchise since the emergence of Matt Murray and the expansion draft looming. If the Pens were to move him in a trade, where could he possibly end up? [Fansided]

Catching up on news from around the rest of NHL...

This week on "P.K. in Nashville", the Tennessee Titans invited P.K. Subban to be their "12th Man" prior to their Sunday afternoon game. P.K. did not disappoint. [The Tennessean]

Sun delayed the start of the Heritage Classic on Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg. Eventually the puck was dropped between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers and the first outdoor game of the season kicked off. Edmonton spoiled the party, scoring three goals in the second period in route to a 3-0 win. [Puck Daddy]

According to Elliotte Friedman, West Point and Notre Dame stadium are on the NHL's shortlist of future outdoor game sites. [Sportsnet]

Food poisoning forced the Predators to shake up their roster against the Penguins with several key players having to sit out. [Puck Daddy]