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Pens Points: See You Thursday

Pens dominate play but fall to Sens 2-1 in Game 6 of Eastern Conference Final. Everything on the line Thursday night in Game 7 back in Pittsburgh. Malkin and Kessel turning into possession monsters for the Pens. Cullen a major voice in the locker room.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Everything plus the kitchen sink. That’s what the Penguins through at the Senators in Game 6 but Craig Anderson had the game of his life and slammed the door shut for a 2-1 Ottawa victory to force a Game 7 on Thursday night. Pens went up 1-0 on a great individual effort by Evgeni Malkin in the second period. Moments before Geno scored it appeared the Pens had taken the lead on a goal from Trevor Daley. Guy Boucher challenged the call and the officials determined Daley interfered with Anderson at some point and overturned the call. [Pensburgh]

A recipient of a brutal shot to the head at the end of Game 5, Scott Wilson was on the ice prior to Game 6 and stated he was feeling fine and ready to go come game time. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Following the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester, England on Monday evening, there was a beefed up security presence on Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Center ahead of Game 6 between the Pens and Sens. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Late in the first period of Game 5 on Sunday, the Pens put on one of the most dominant shifts you will ever witness and culminated it with a goal by Bryan Rust. Our very own Mike Darnay broke down the shift and how it came to be. [Pensburgh]

Most of the ice time during that shift was handled by Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. Both players have been possession monsters this season for the Pens and that sequence was just a small sample of what they are capable of. [Trib Live]

In his two season as a Penguin, Matt Cullen has become a folk hero of sorts amongst the fan base. Inside the locker room Cullen has taken on a leadership role and when he speaks up his teammates make sure to listen. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

A young Marc-Andre Fleury fan was upset when she discovered her favorite player was no longer going to be the starter in goal. Being the good guy he is, Fleury reached out to the young fan to thank her for the support and make sure she kept cheering on the Pens. [KDKA]

News and notes from around the NHL...

There is no doubt the NHL is a flawed league in need of many changes. Everyone has an opinion on what changes need to be made and how it should be done. Here is a short list of changes the NHL could make to improve its product. [The Hockey Writers]

On Monday night, the Nashville Predators will play the first Stanley Cup Final game in franchise history. Once a fledging expansion franchise, Nashville has graduated into one of the best hockey towns in North America. [New York Times]