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Pens Points Thursday: Off Day Edition

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A look around the Pittsburgh Penguins for April 17, 2014

Justin K. Aller

Good morning, we survived game one. The Penguins are taking a day off practice today, and after being hit 47 times by Columbus last night and with two days in between games, that will be a welcome decision for the players, I'm sure.

Game 1 looked different, in a good way. [Post-Gazette - Collier]

Moving Beau Bennett to play with Brandon Sutter was a really good adjustment. Bennett twice sprung Sutter right up the middle for great chances - one that could have been called a penalty shot (but wasn't) and another on which Sutter scored the eventual game winner. [PG]

More Bylsma praise: his strategy to have the Pens hit Jack Johnson at every possible chance (call it the Mike Green strategy) is putting money in the bank that will pay off later in the series. [Trib - Kovacevic]

Columbus was really, really physical last night. [Tribune Review]

Over at our friends at The Cannon, they credit the Penguins experience in winning a close playoff game last night. [Jackets Cannon]

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards once hired Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for a job as an assistant in Wilkes-Barre. [PG - Notebook]

Richards on the GWG "I’ve seen him make that save 1000 times. A thousand times. It’s one that got by him". And happily for the Pens, he didn't that time. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Injured forward Marcel Goc skated on his lonesome own yesterday, which is good, but don't hold your breath on his return. [Trib - Notebook]

Brandon Dubinsky inching into asshole territory with that almost slewfoot on Sidney Crosby. Play him physical but let's not have that, eh Dubi? [The Pensblog GIF]

Montreal GM Marc Bergevin celebrating his team's OT goal last night is pretty fun. [Eyes on the Prize]

Ryan Getzlaf took one in the choppers last night. [Puck Daddy]

The selfie craze has gone too far and must be stopped. [PD]