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The Pens are doing their part with Hockey Fights Cancer, Olli Maatta is finding his niche, and even-strength offense has gone poof. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak with a game tonight at home against the New Jersey Devils. Before the puck drops for a Monday night matchup...

Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning...

The Penguins will be holding a “Hockey Fights Cancer” Awareness Night during tonight’s game that includes a whole host of ways for players and fans to raise awareness and funds for the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. [Penguins]

Odd-man rushes are becoming a prevalent theme of the Penguins’ play, which is #notgood. [Pensburgh]

Here are 10 numbers that may come into play for the Penguins as the season progresses. [Post-Gazette]

Olli Maatta has been finding a niche now as a young veteran on this Penguins team. [Trib Live]

This recent losing streak has seen the even-strength offense go out the window. [Trib Live]

With Pittsburgh’s bottom-six leaving much to be desired, we proposed a potential acquisition that could bolster the lower lines’ scoring. [Pensburgh]

News and notes from around the league...

The Nashville Predators have signed goalie Pekka Rinne to a two-year extension. [On The Forecheck]

The Chicago Blackhawks home jersey has been voted as the favorite by NHL players in a recent poll. [NBC Sports Chicago]

The NHL and MGM have announced a deal that will see the league and the casino giant work together, as this new era of sports gambling is making its way all across North America. [Boston Globe]

The key to success for NHL longevity in Europe? More day games. [Toronto Star]

Talks for a new CBA have already begun. [Sportsnet]