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Pens Points: Islanders Game Day

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Good morning one and all,

The Pens host the Islanders tonight at 7 pm EDT at Consol. Here is a game preview. [NHL]

The Isles will be on a second leg of a back-to-back. Last night they eked out a win against Florida in the last minutes after being down 0-2. Sounds familiar. [CBS Sports]

**Regardless of how well this season turns out, one of the best things about it is the ascent of homegrown forwards. Great read on the Pens scouting system and how they found and vetted their talent. [Penguins]

Zis is in French, but the gist is that Montreal is still going to be place where fun things happen because Michel Therrien is coming back to coach. Oui! [TVA Sports]

The annual meeting on NHL GMs is underway in Boca Raton. Expansion draft rules, blueline cameras, and salary cap were on tap on day 1. Goalie equipment will be one of the topics today. [NHL]

I know it is probably short-lived, but Blackhawks aren't so hot at the moment. The Stars and the Kings completely destroyed them in consecutive games. What's going on? [AP]

We'll bedoing some of our scoreboard watching when the Wings and the Flyers meet tonight, hoping to not be the one team left without a playoff chair when the music stops. [Fox Sports]

Brandon Saad's father left Syria and settled in Pittsburgh, but many of his siblings were left there. Blue Jackets forward talks about their and other Syrians' struggle to reclaim their lives amidst the civil war. [The Guardian]

This happened a few block from my house around 3 am on Sunday. A 40-year-old man stabbed another person to death in an altercation arising from comments on his New Jersey Devils hat. [NBC Philly]