Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning...
Last night kicked off the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Pens and Blue Jackets faced off in Game 1 of the first-round series. Matt Murray was a surprise scratch to start the game, but that wouldn't stop the Pens, as they went up 3-0 on the scoreboard through two periods of play. Flower would shut the door the rest of the way and the Pens took Game 1 by a score of 3-1! [Pensburgh Recap]
The Pens will be relying on their speed to counter the physicality of the Blue Jackets. [Penguins]
Ron Hainsey has finally played in a postseason game. [Penguins]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Jarome Iginla, 39, would like to keep playing. [Puck Daddy]
The Vegas Golden Knights will reportedly name their head coach today. [TSN]
Ken Hitchcock looks to be the next head coach of the Dallas Stars. [Defending Big D]
The Oilers are selling concourse-only tickets for all home playoff games. [Copper & Blue]