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Good morning one and all,

The Pens came in hot and got shut out by Lundqvist and the Rangers. This feel eerily familiar. [Trib]

The Pens have been playing well lately, last night notwithstanding, but still need more secondary scoring. [Today's Slapshot]

The inaugural Dapper Dan Courage Award will be presented to Pascal Dupuis next Wednesday at the annual charity gala. [PPG]

Bryan Rust believes in his ability to stick with the team even after the injured forwards come back. Oscar Sundqvist is just happy to be around and not clam up next to Sidney Crosby. [Trib]

Minnesota's free fall continues and even Zenon Konopka's pet rabbit Hoppy has had it with Mike Yeo. [NBC Sports]

Brooks Orpik is nearing his return to the Capitals lineup, which may or may not quell the rumors of a Hamhuis-to-Caps trade. [Washington Post]

Only 4 games back from the prior injury, Brandon Sutter is set to lose more time after being hit with a puck and breaking his jaw. [Vancouver Sun]

Persistent concussion symptoms have led the Arizona Coyotes to shut down center Joe Vitale for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Best wishes to Joey V. [NBC Sports]

So, Super Bowl 50 was terrible. What were the worst Stanley Cup finals ever? Down Goes Brown ranks 'em. [THN]

This week marks the 50 years of the NHL awarding 6 expansion franchises and doubling in size, making it know that hockey is a real sport. A good historical read. [AP]

For the end, on the 12th anniversary of founding Raw Charge, we have a heartfelt story of a hockey fan living with a veru difficult disease and trying to raise funds for research and awareness. Please consider helping if you can. [Raw Charge]