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Monday Pens Points: Rivalry Week Ahead

Longer OT in the works? Caps unveil long-awaited prospect. How does the 3-goalie situation work in practice? Beau Bennett nears return.

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Justin K. Aller

Four games this week - 2 Capitals, 2 Flyers. Pretty much your definition of a rivalry week. Off we go.

The Capitals will play like a desperate team. A much improved desperate team. [Molinari - PPG]

Evgeny Kuznetsov will make his loooooong-awaited debut. Of course he will. [Globe & Mail]

Fleury is feeling sharp entering the home stretch. He will need to be. [Trib - Yohe]

Vokoun missed practice on Sunday. Some info on how the 3-goalie thing works regarding practices. [PPG - Anderson]

No team this season has suited up more unproductive forwards than the Pens. [Trib - Golebiewski]

Ray Shero has many qualities, but drafting forwards isn't one of them. [Pensblog]

Brandon Sutter is still here, and still important to this team. [Trib - Rossi]

Beau Bennett practices, but his status is still up in the air. [Molinari - PPG]

After practice, Bennett spoke about his progress and prognosis. [Penguins.com]

Lundqvist gets 300th W, 49th SO of career as Rangers season-sweep the Red Wings. [TSN]

The NHL GMs will consider a longer overtime, among other rule changes. [NHL.com]