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Let's try that one again, shall we?

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Good morning one and all,

The Pens are back in the Burgh where they will get another shot at closing out the second-round series against the Capitals. Here are the 5 story lines for tonight. [ESPN]

The Pens have overcome a lot to come this far. Hopefully some of that resilience shows up today. [PPG]

Mike Sullivan is making the most out of his second chance at an NHL head-coaching gig. Including glowing quotes from none other than John Tortorella, the article zeroes in on Sully's communication with players. [USA Today]

I know people always need to talk or write about something. Matt Murray vs. Marc-Andre Fleury for a start in net, at least for the time being, is not a hard one to figure out. Also, Olli Maatta will be a game-time decision. Fingers crossed for Olli of old to return. [CBS Sports]

Sidney Crosby's impact goes deeper than points. That is correct, yet we always want more, and the captain knows it. [SportsNet]

Phil Kessel is among 5 players who may have played their way onto their respective countries' WCH rosters. Which begs the question of when did he play his way out of it in the first place. My battery is at 81%, which I choose to take as a sign that Kessy will lead the way tonight. [National Post]

The Blues and the Stars are going 7. The Stars chased Elliott, then survived an onslaught by the Blues to even out the series. This should be a good one. [NHL]

Not to be outdone, the Preds have forced game 7 against the Sharks thanks to this stunning OT goal by Arvidsson. Wowzer. [CBS Sports]

The Scar is back! After striking out on Bruce Boudreau, the Ottawa Senators have named Guy Boucher their new head coach. He will be assisted by Marc Crawford. [NHL]

USA lost its second game at the Worlds, to Finland this time. The highly anticipated head-to-head matchup between Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine on an individual level went to the American center, though. [NBC Sports]