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Pens Points: SCF Game 3

Let's escape the Shark Tank with a W, shall we?

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Howdy all! If you're like me and nervously watching the seconds tick away ever so slowly until game time tonight, here are things to read, watch and listen until the puck drop.

First off, after missing practice yesterday for undisclosed reasons, the ever-dangerous Sharks forward Tomas Hertl is out for tonight with a lower body injury. [Sportsnet]

While in northern California, Steve Oleksy took a group of Penguins on a fun tour of Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. [Twitter]

Chris Kunitz practiced with the top PP unit yesterday, while Patric Hornqvist was relegated to the second unit. [PPG]

Episode 91 of the PDOcast has Trib's Bill West joining to discuss Phil Kessel and letting one's play do the talking. [Hockey PDOcast]

Jeff Zatkoff is blogging the Stanley Cup Final for and doing a great job with his bird's eye view. [NHL]

Rupper and Whitter are late to the finals preview party, but their insight is as hilarious and enjoyable as ever. Great insight into Sid's crazy competitiveness and shed great light on the Logan Couture whine-gate. [The Players' Tribune]

Come to think of it, Logan Couture himself once penned a piece on elite centers for the same outlet  praising Crosby who "competes on every faceoff". LOL Couture. [The Players' Tribune]

NHL possession efficiency metrics do a good job of describing just Crosby's play so far in the finals. It’s incredible how superior his decision making is relative to his teammates, given the high volume of possessions he has each game. [Puckpom]

Should the series make its way back to Pittsburgh, beware of fake tickets - criminals are out in force. Two men were already charged with selling forged tickets. [Trib]