Thursday Pens Points: Last Road Trip of Regular Season Kicks Off

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Pens kick off last 3-game road trip of the year. Martin is back. Letang nominated for Masterton. Pens sign another prospect. Start getting used to the thought of playing the Wings.

The Pens kick off the last road trip of the regular season. Here is the Winnipeg scouting report. [Pens official]

Paul Martin is coming back, and it can't be a day too soon. [Pens Initiative]

Sid reached the 100-point mark for the 5th time in 9 seasons, carrying the Pens all season. [SBN]

A day after signing Bryan Rust, the Pens signed forward Scott Wilson out of UMass-Lowell to a 2-year entry-level contract. [Penguins official]

Who's having good luck, and who's having bad luck this season in the NHL? Some guys are getting all the bounces, others none. [TSN]

Quite a few notable names changed homes at the trade deadline. Craig Custance looks at the new top lines and how they will fare in the playoffs. [ESPN]

The three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award were announced, and here's everything you need to know on these players. [The Hockey Guys]

Rookie or not, think before you goad Rich Clune into a fight. Patrick Wey learned the hard way. [USA Today]

Douglas Murray will have a phone hearing today (Thursday) for the hit on Mike Kostka. Yay for Crankshaft. [TSN]

Feel-good, then feel-bad, now feel-good again: Josh Harding has returned to practice for the Wild for the first time since January. [Minnesota StarTribune]

Kris Letang is the Pens nominee for the Masterton Award, given for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. [PPG]

We're getting the Wings in the playoffs, folks, so start getting used to it. Here's Gustav Nyquist turning Zdeno Chara into a large motionless object. Just imagine what he's gonna do with Rob Scuderi. Welp. [SBN]

As the Pens are heading into the postseason, here are 3 reasons for optimism. I'll take any I can find. [PensInitiative]

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