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Pens demolish Rangers to get back in win column. Extend points streak to nine straight games.

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

If the Penguins were suffering any ill effects from the loss of Kris Letang and Trevor Daley it was not apparent on Tuesday night as they steamrolled the New York Rangers 7-2 at PPG Paints Arena. [Pensburgh]

The Pens will wrap up the pre-Christmas portion of their schedule with back to back games on Thursday and Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils.

Once cast aside by the Edmonton Oilers, Justin Schultz is developing into a multi-faceted weapon for the Pens. [Penguins]

Another All-Star voting update and Penguins’ captain still leads the way in the Metropolitan division. [Penguins]

Stuck in a scoring slump, Patric Hornqvist is doing whatever he can to break out of it and get back on the score sheet. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Pittsburgh Magazine names the Pens the 2016 “Pittsburghers of the Year.” [WTAE]

A lot of people had a rough year in 2016. Who didn’t have a bad year? Sidney Crosby. [ESPN]

Mike Sullivan sat down for a quick Q&A session with NHL.com. [NHL]

A former nanny for Chris Kunitz was sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing over $12,000 worth of ear rings in 2013. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

It’s been 10 years since Pittsburgh nearly lost our beloved hockey team. Here’s a in-depth look at how everything went down. [Pensblog]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Here’s a look at how fans tune in to the NHL playoffs once their favorite team is eliminated. [Puck Daddy]

Christmas is rapidly approaching and here is what all 30 teams should be wishing for this holiday season. [USA Today]

There’s no way around it, the Colorado Avalanche are a bad hockey team. If they want to get back on track they can look at the....Edmonton Oilers?!?! [Sportsnet]