Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning...
Last night saw the Penguins and Capitals begin their third playoff series in three years. Game 1 began on a sour note: a very early Caps goal. Alex Ovechkin would later extend that to a 2-0 lead. But the Penguins, led by Matt Murray, kickstarted a 3-goal third period for a crazy, 3-2 comeback win. [Recap]
Speaking of comebacks, they are becoming the norm for the teams. [Trib Live]
Jake Guentzel turned into a wrecking ball towards the end of the Flyers series. And he just so happened to notch a goal in last night’s win. But he’s still looking for more success, this time on the power-play. [Trib Live]
The third line has stayed relatively intact, even in the absences of Carl Hagelin and Evgeni Malkin. And with that, they have started to form a nice chemistry. [Post-Gazette]
Washington’s Jay Beagle is a pretty big Mario Kart fan. [Post-Gazette]
Barry Trotz has denied a report claiming that he was caught on camera saying: “I’m gone” in reference to leaving Washington after the season. [Sporting News]
News and notes from around the NHL...
The league has announced the format for the upcoming draft lottery. [Second City Hockey]
Brad Marchand apparently has a licking problem. Yes, you read that correctly. [ESPN]
Patrick Roy has returned to hockey. [NHL]