Well, here we are. Pens late season slide brought them a playoff berth, but also a very tough matchup, so today they find themselves in a win-or-go-home situation. Off we go.
The focus and the goal has to be on winning one game. The rest doesn't really matter right now. [Penguins.com]
The team has been teetering on the edge for a few weeks now. What's another day, or a few? [PPG]
Win game 5, and momentum can shift back to our side, the Pens believe. [Trib]
The captain will have to lead the way and he's ready for the challenge. [Penguins.com]
A young Sens fan suffering from EB will have a spiffy new outfit to wear to the game in which he'll serve as a scout, courtesy of Sid. [Ottawa Citizen]
Scott Harrington has been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. [Penguins.com]
Does that mean Pouliot could return? If so, it would be a boost. [PPG]
12 final thoughts on Jim Rutherford's future and the 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins. [The Hockey Writers]
Peter Chiarelli gets a fresh start in Edmonton, set to hire him to oversee all hockey operations. [Globe & Mail]
The Red Wings were in control, but then the Lightning struck. Tied series. [Detroit Free Press]
The Predators finally solve Scott Darling, beat Hawks 5-2, and send the series back to Chicago. [Chicago Sun Times]
Filip Forsberg is not a finalist for the Calder Trophy. Go home, NHL. You're drunk. [NHL.com]
The Sedins and their Canucks staved off elimination as well, and the series is heading back to Calgary. [SI]
The Caps have cracked Halak and the Islanders, who seemed more concerned with beating up Tom Wilson than winning a hockey game. [ESPN]
Happy 28th birthday to Kris Letang. I bet he's had happier birthdays, but maybe, just maybe his buddies could do something about that. Also, a very happy 23rd birthday to Scott Wilson. Just go and have fun!