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Pens Points: Start Spit Shining Your Shoes, Mabel

The Penguins finalized their roster, Matt Murray is looking to improve, and Mario Kart madness has ensued. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mere hours remain before meaningful hockey is played again in Pittsburgh. All you have to do is will your way through today to reach tomorrow evening. So, to bide some time before the first puck drop...

Here are your Pens Points for this Wednesday morning...

The Penguins have finalized their roster for tomorrow night’s game against the Washington Capitals. Take a look: [PensBurgh]

Attention all college students: the Penguins have also announced the return of their Student Rush program for the new season. [Trib Live]

Jake Guentzel + Patric Hornqvist + Mario Kart = one fun video. [Trib Live]

Matt Murray knows his glove hand is a point of weakness and he’s hoping to improve on that. [Trib Live]

Playing defense in an environment such as an NHL game can be hectic to say the very least. Playing defense in the NHL while also trying to play to Mike Sullivan’s preferred style can be rewarding, but also frustrating. [Post-Gazette]

These four Penguins will be under the most pressure throughout the 2018-19 campaign. [Post-Gazette]

AT&T SportsNet broadcaster, Steve Mears, has launched a new program with hopes of giving back to the next generation of sports broadcasters. [Penguins]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The NHL’s executive committee has officially decided to proceed with Seattle’s bid in becoming the league’s 32nd franchise. [TSN]

The new NHL 19 video game has predicted that the Toronto Maple Leafs will end their (centuries?) long drought and capture the Stanley Cup this year. [NHL]