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Pens head to the Big Apple for Thanksgiving Eve showdown with Rangers

NHL: New York Rangers at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Off day for the Penguins as they hit the practice rink before heading to the Big Apple for the back end of a home and home series against the New York Rangers. The Rangers took the first game 5-2 on Monday night and the Pens will look to return the favor this evening at Madison Square Garden. Puck drop is at 7:00 PM on ROOT Sports.

Jake Guentzel was the star on the ice Monday night but off the ice it was his family who claimed the spotlight and a place in our hearts forever. [Penguins]

In the next step of his recovery, Derrick Pouliot has been sent down to Wilkes/Barre-Scranton for a conditioning assignment. Pouliot will play three games with the Baby Pens before being reevaluated back in Pittsburgh. [Penguins]

While a hot start is nice, it is not guaranteer of long term success. Conor Sheary offered some sage advice for Guentzel for when the stick cools off and the frustration begins to mount. [Trib Live]

Having met in the playoffs the last three seasons, back to back games are becoming the norm for the Penguins and Rangers. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Say hello to the Golden Knights!! The new Las Vegas franchise unveiled their nickname and logo on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena where they will play their home games starting next season. [SBNation]

(If you want to keep up on the latest news regarding the league’s newest team, bookmark SinBin.vegas for all your Vegas hockey updates.)

On Tuesday afternoon the San Jose Sharks announced they had reached a deal with pending UFA Brent Burns on an eight year deal with a AAV of $8 million. [Fox Sports]

J.T. Brown of the Tampa Bay Lightning was thrown out of their game against the Nashville Predators on Monday night. On his way down the tunnel he smashed a fans’ cell phone. [Puck Daddy]