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Pens Points: Rivalry Renewed

Pens head to D.C. to face the Capitals in battle for Metropolitan supremacy

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Slow week to this point for the Penguins but it is about to pick up as they head to the road for a three game road trip. The team's first stop will be in the Nation's Capital this evening when they renew their rivalry with the Washington Capitals. The game will be nationally televised on NBCSN as a part of the network's "Rivalry Night" schedule. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM at Verizon Center.

Check out our good friends over at Japers Rink for an inside on everything Capitals ahead of tonight's clash.

Without even a full season under his belt Matt Murray continues to rack up the superlatives. [Pensburgh]

As we surpass the middle point of November, the mustaches many players grow are starting to become more noticeable. Bryan Rust, Nick Bonino, and Tom Kuhnhackl are growing their's for a special cause. [Penguins]

Being a man down is difficult enough. When you're down two men you have no room for error. For the Pens, killing off a 5-on-3 requires all hands on deck. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Ever since Mike Sullivan took over as coach in December of 2015 the Penguins have morphed into advanced stats darlings. Sullivan stresses scoring chances over shots and the players have taken hold. [Trib Live]

Injured defenseman Derrick Pouliot returned to practice on Friday after missing the last few weeks with an undisclosed injury. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the rest of the NHL...

There was no doubt a sense of relief in the desert on Monday when they Arizona Coyotes announced a new deal for an arena in Tempe. It doesn't appear that new arena will come without a cost for fans however. [Deadspin]

With the 2016 Hall of Fame class enshrined in Toronto it's time to look ahead at who could get the call for 2017. [Puck Daddy]

NHL general managers are meeting in Toronto this week and there is a lot on the agenda. [Puck Daddy]

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson is using his celebrity to try and help bring the NHL (and NBA) to Seattle. [King5]