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Emphasis of winning division games: Pittsburgh needs to start winning division games aside from beating up on the New York Islanders. They have two big ones this weekend with back-to-back home games, hosting the conference leading New York Rangers Friday night and facing the New Jersey Devils Saturday night. “We need these two points, ” winger Pascal Dupuis said today. “It’s a really tight race and we have teams in front of us that we need to catch.” Pens know importance of points as midpoint nears: Things are so tight in the Eastern Conference that just three points separate the Penguins and 9th place Winnipeg. “We know coming in this weekend that its going to be tough games, but a lot of points that we need, ” center Jordan Staal said. One surprise in looking at the standings is that even with the Capitals struggles leading to Bruce Boudreau’s firingRead More »