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Afternoon reading: Malkin 1st star, PP with Sid, Dupuis a bargain

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An afternoon look at what we're reading: Evgeni Malkin is the NHL's first star of the week with his 5 goal, 4 assist performance. [NHL.com]

Very interesting stuff regarding the salary cap and the next NHL collective bargaining agreement and what it could mean for the Pens (and other NHL teams) plans this summer in free agency. [SB Nation]

Friend of the blog PensareyourDaddy introduces an alternate white out shirt for the playoffs. [Pens Through My Lens]

The read of the day: Mike Colligan breaking down the Pittsburgh power play with Sidney Crosby back. [The Hockey Writers]

Don't act too shocked- Tyler Kennedy has more shots on goal per 60 minutes played than any other NHL player. Almost like he'll throw junk shots to the net from any angle or location. [Backhand Shelf]

At $30k per point, Pascal Dupuis is the Penguins best bargain in terms of salary divided by points per game? The worst? Zbynek Michalek and Eric Tangradi. [Bang 4 your puck]

Both Dupuis and Evgeni Malkin have a pile of game winning goals this season. [Empty Netters]