Game 4 Pens Points: Fleury, Bylsma, Martin notes, Kreider to return soon?

Bruce Bennett

All your juicy morning links around the Pittsburgh Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury extension? Paul Martin’s turnaround. Bylsma’s thoughts on the ref’ing, and are the Rangers about to get a major return from injury?

It's weird to think that based off this playoffs, Marc-Andre Fleury 's Penguins career was either in it's final games, or he'll be getting a contract extension this summer, and likely be in black and vegas gold for the indefinite future. With each win, the latter becomes more likely. [Tribune Review]

A story about a goalie (Marc-Andre Fleury) who gets by with a little help from his friends (posts). [Grantland]

Kris Letang's return from a stroke was remarkable in itself [NHL.com]. What does the future hold for him? [ESPN]

Jayson Megna didn't just disappear - he went back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. [WBS Penguins]

Dan Bylsma prefers a tightly called series. Well, the referees have called 13 penalties on the Penguins through the first three games, so it's been tightly called one way at least. As always, consistency in officiating is the elusive, but much hoped for result. [Trib]

Crediting Paul Martin 's turnaround to a conversation he had with assistant coach Todd Reirden in the summer of 2012. Whatever was said, can he say it to Rob Scuderi next? [Trib]

Chris Kunitz style is Penguins playoff hockey (except for that not scoring on breakaways thing. That is not Penguins playoff hockey). [Post-Gazette]

Here's to another 120 minutes of the Rangers goal drought. [PG - Collier]

A take on Game 3. [TSN - Scott Cullen]

The Rangers coaches are actually telling their players not to shoot at Fleury's glove. YES! YES! YES! YES! Please, do not shoot at a goalie's biggest weakness and the statistical best placement of areas to score a goal. Keep on aiming right for the skating Penguin in the middle of his chest, boys. [NY Post]

Seems like Rangers speedy, skilled forward Chris Kreider might be back sooner than later for his first game since March 24. Hopefully it's a rusty version, the kid has scored some goals in NHL playoff games before. [Blueshirt Banter]

Nashville names only their second coach ever, and it's going to be Peter Laviolette. Better seeing him out west than wash wind up on Long Island or in DC. [TSN]

PK Subban is fun to watch when he's trolling Boston. [Puck Daddy]

Will Kimmo Timonen be back in Philadelphia or will he decide to retire? [Broad Street Hockey]

And last but not least, another goalie pitched a shutout last night. The Chicago Blackhawks were shut out by - yeah you guessed it - Ilya Bryzgalov. [NHL.com]

The Flyers will promote Ron Hextall to GM and Paul Holmgren to team president. [CSN Philly]

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