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Pens Points: Extra Stanley Cup Final Off day

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News and notes surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins in their quest for the Stanley Cup on Friday June 3rd, 2016

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With the boys traveling to California yesterday and no game until tomorrow night, let's catch up on some good old Pens Points, shall we?

U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A! All the Penguins goal scorers (so far) in the 2016 Stanley Cup final have been Americans. Clearly, we're the best. [Tribune Review]

And young players are also helping the Pittsburgh cause in a big way. [Trib]

Pens are sitting pretty up 2-0, but nothing's over yet. [Trib]

The Pens are usually called the whiners, but this team has adopted Mike Sullivan's "just play" attitude. [Trib - Starkey]

Trevor Daley is injured but still making a difference off the ice [Empty Netters]

Dave Reid of NHL Network breaks down Crosby's faceoffs, and he's not breaking all the rules. [Youtube]

But Logan Couture 's outburst just may be showing that Sid has gotten into the heads of the sinking Sharks. [The Hockey News]

San Jose knows they have to take care of their home ice now. [NHL.com]

Wraparound goals are going up these days. [NHL.com]

Justin Schultz is making the most of his second chance in the 'Burgh [National Post]

Brent Burns is one of the league's most unique players on and off the ice. [ESPN]

It's bad contract season! The Islanders keep 4th line center Casey Cizikias for the low, low price of a $3.35 million cap hit for the next 5 years. Cizikias's cap hit next year will be more than Nick Bonino, Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary ...combined. [Newsday]

The Isles faithful at Lighthouse Hockey weren't thrilled. Cizikias isn't a player without worth, but his career highs are 8g+21a, and he's now getting paid big bucks. [LHH]

The Florida Panthers offseason of change continues, with a new logo and jersies. I'm in the minority but meh, I liked the old cat logo more. [Miami Herald]

To the surprise of no one, due to salary cap concerns the Blackhawks don't have room to offer Andrew Ladd a contract for next season [Second City Hockey]

Kirk Muller is joining the Canadiens as an assistant head coach. Thierren's seat heating up? [EOTP]

The Red Wings might be looking to sign former NHL castoff Alex Radulov for between $4-5 million. [Winging it in Motown]