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Pens head to Brooklyn for “Rivalry Night” showdown with Islanders

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The last time the Penguins were apart of NBC Sports “Rivalry Night” the results were less than ideal, a 7-1 thumping by the Washington Capitals. Tonight they will look to make a better showing for a national audience as they head to Brooklyn to take on the New York Islanders. The Pens have won both meetings with the Islanders this season. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 PM.

A big part of the Pens 50th season celebrations will be remembering their four Stanley Cup triumphs. Head on over to the team website to take a look back at the 1991 and 1992 championship seasons. [1991] & [1992]

When it became clear the Pens were going to begin the season with both Matt Murray and Marc-Andre Fleury on the roster, everyone knew the team would need to figure out a rotation to keep both goalie happy. So far, the system is not working out like GM Jim Rutherford had planned. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

By now, every fan knows how important Patric Hornqvist is to the Penguins’ success. With him out of the lineup recovering from a concussion, the team is really starting to feel the effects of his absence. [Trib Live]

Good news for the Pens is though, Hornqvist is on track to make his return to the lineup on Wednesday night against the Islanders. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

After a breakout season a year ago, Brian Dumolin is trying to find a more consistent game playing alongside Kris Letang on the top pairing. [Trib Live]

Taking a look around the rest of the league...

Connor McDavid: Great hockey player, even greater person. [Puck Daddy]

Here’s an interesting look at which player is the driving force behind their respective team’s offense. [Sportsnet]

Barely a week old and the Vegas Golden Knights are getting pushback on their chosen team name. [Washington Post]