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Pens Points: New Jersey gameday edition 3/24/2016

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A look at all the news and notes for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they prepare for tonight's home game against the New Jersey Devils.

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Start your morning out with our Devils friends and their very excellent preview of tonight's game. I always look forward to these. [All About the Jersey]

The Pens have gone from fragile to fast in a very short amount of time. [Post-Gazette]

Brian Dumoulin and...wait for it... Beau Bennett are officially game-time decisions tonight. [PG]

Which, dare we say, looks promising for Dumoulin who practiced yesterday with the team in his normal pairing with Trevor Daley. [Tribune-Review]

Oskar Sundqvist is a bit wiser now in what to expect from the NHL in this his second call-up to the big time. [Empty Netters]

March-Andre Fleury is at it again with a 6-2-0 record so far this month to add onto an eye-popping 75-28-13 career record in March. Request to translate this into April and May, plz? [Trib]

The always enjoyable 30 Thoughts, with #8 being a Sidney Crosby note and 9-11 being some input from Trevor Daley. [Sportsnet]

It's all Daley, all the time today, apparently (scoring 2g+2a in the last two games helps). Lebrun with a nice write-up on how Daley has gone from spare-part in Chicago to key contributor in Pittsburgh. [ESPN]

A look at how the Penguins stack up to being Cup contenders, complete with quoting me! [Hockey Prospectus]

Today in scoreboard watching....Not great. Both the Rangers [Blueshirt Banter] and Islanders [Lighthouse Hockey] picked up wins last night. Pittsburgh remains in 3rd place in the division, 1 point up on NYI and 4 points behind NYR (though Pens have 2 games in-hand).

Ja Rule is an Islanders fan! Pretty exciting but discouraging at the same time. [SBN Hockey]

The draft's top prospect, American Auston Matthews, has a 70.5% chance (based on current standings) to end up playing in a Canadian city. [TSN]

Would it be advantageous for the Dallas Stars to clinch the first seed? [Defending Big D]

An unfortunately necessary conversation about women in hockey, and how we need to more than just hear their perspective. [Pension Plan Puppets]

Jonathan Drouin just can't seem to get out of his own way, he was reportedly scratched for an AHL game after missing a meeting. [NHL.com]

Big win for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last night, 5-0 over Binghamton. Shutout for Tristan Jarry and a host of players record multi-point games. [Citizens Voice]

Newly signed Jake Guentzel made his AHL debut and though he didn't score he had 3 shots on goal (plus a post), was a +3 and earned some praise from his head coach. [Penguins Insider]