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Patric Hornqvist is out again, Mario Lemieux has commented on Crosby, and Dominik Simon is pleased with his playoff debut. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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The Penguins and Flyers will return to PPG Paints Arena tonight, as the Penguins will have a chance to close out their first round series with a win. Before the potential series-winning game commences...

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

The Pens are hoping for a swift, painless victory tonight. [Post-Gazette]

Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux will be remembered until the end of time. Both of them were and are seen as generational talents of their time. But for how many comparisons they’ve drawn together, they are both vastly different. [Post-Gazette]

Unfortunately, or not, based on Game 4’s result, Patric Hornqvist will be out again tonight. [Trib Live]

Speaking of Lemieux, Mario had some playful words for Sidney Crosby following Crosby’s hop over Lemieux on the Penguins’ all-time playoff scoring list. [Trib Live]

Despite looking jumpy at times early on, Dominik Simon settled in and was satisfied with the win in his playoff debut. [Trib Live]

Matt Murray was injured in practice yesterday, but fear not, he was seen chuckling with teammates afterwards. [Trib Live]

Both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are turning in some of their finest playoff performances of their career this year. Remember, please do not take these two phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime athletes for granted. [Trib Live]

We can learn a lot about the game by watching Sid and Geno on a nightly basis. But what do some of their teammates take away from watching them as well? [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the league...

The NHL has suspended Nashville’s Ryan Hartman for one game because of his hit on Colorado’s Carl Soderberg. [CBC]

Any Seinfeld fans here? Fans of the series may remember David Puddy, the diehard, face-painted New Jersey Devils fan. Well, he showed up to Game 4 at the Prudential Center. You know, he’s just trying to support the team. [CBS Sports]