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Pens Points: Hurricane Season

Pens travel to Carolina in search of third straight win. Sidney Crosby living out his childhood dream as NHL superstar.

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Already With a two game win streak in the bag the Penguins can make it three in a row with a win over the Carolina Hurricanes later this evening. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 PM and will be broadcast locally on ROOT Sports.

With Matt Cullen on the shelf for the next few weeks it will give Eric Fehr a chance to fill his shoes and prove he can still be a consistent contributor for the team. [Trib Live]

Fehr is not the only fourth liner finding his groove at the moment. Missing games due to injury and poor play, Tom Kuhnhackl is beginning to come into his own as an NHL player in his second season. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Goal scoring is up league wide this season but games like Penguins/Capitals on Monday or Rangers/Stars on Tuesday are still out of the norm in today’s NHL. [Trib Live]

Anointed as the next Wayne Greztky before he ever stepped foot on an NHL ice surface, Sidney Crosby has lived up to every expectation and more all the while living out his childhood dream. [Montreal Gazette]

If you’re headed to PPG Paints Arena on Sunday afternoon to cheer on the Pens as they take on the Boston Bruins remember to grab your Terrible Towel before heading out the door. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Whether the move is necessary or an overreaction it looks like the Bruins may be ready to move on from head coach Claude Julien. [Bruins Daily]

The Nashville Predators are hoping to have defenseman P.K. Subban back in the lineup before the All-Star break next weekend. [The Tennessean]