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All the news and notes you need around the Pittsburgh Penguins following their 3-2 loss to the Capitals last night

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Recaps from last night:

With Justin Schultz's immigration issues finalized, it's back to the AHL for Steve Oleksy. [Penguins.com]

Want to know the Penguins plans for which goalie is playing when? Well, ya can't. It's top secret. [Trib]

Today's the day of the initial roster reveals for the World Cup of Hockey, and IDK about you, but I'm very meh on this one.

  • Evgeni Malkin named to Russia in literally no surprise
  • And Olli Maatta will be with the Finns in also a very expected move
  • The rest of the teams will be named throughout the day, one thing you don't hear about but should is that Kris Letang is one of the best Canadian defenseman even if they are stacked.

Dave Hodge is ready for a potential Pens/Caps playoff series, not sure if my blood pressure would be. [TSN]

Kris Letang is one of the best defensemen in league at hitting the net with shots on the power play, and here's the data to prove it. [The Pensblog]

The Vancouver Canucks are in disarray. [Puck Daddy]

Sean Horcoff of the Ducks returns from a substance abuse ban, takes responsibility and is ready to move forward. [ProHockeyTalk]

In the first battle of Connor McDavid vs. Jack Eichel, well there's no doubting who the #1 player is. McD scores both Edmonton goals to lead them to an OT win. [TSN]

Christian Ehrhoff is about ready to make his Chicago debut. Will be interesting what if anything he does out there. [Second City Hockey]

An open letter to Jonathan Drouin [Raw Charge]