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Pens Points: Hot Takes And Headaches

Matt Murray has grown, Matt Hunwick has reflected on his first season as a Penguin, and Jim Rutherford may need to plug the holes to ensure the Pens can compete next year. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Six Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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

Struggling to find reasons to watch the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Or, if you’re still watching, are you having a hard time trying to find the right team or player to get behind? Check out these power rankings of former Penguins who, as of yesterday afternoon, were still in playoff contention. [Pensburgh]

The Penguins now know when they will be drafting, as their draft pick positions have been determined. [Pensburgh]

Matt Murray has gone through a lot in his young career. But it’s these struggles that have given him strength. [Trib Live]

Will Jim Rutherford be going on a redemption tour after a subpar off-season last year? [Trib Live]

Zach Aston-Reese has given his thoughts on the Tom Wilson hit that saw his season come to an end, as well as giving an outlook for next season. [Post-Gazette]

Matt Hunwick claims a lack of confidence played a big part in why his first season with the Penguins was uneventful. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the league...

Here are five players with NHL ties that are making waves at the 2018 World Championship. [The Hockey News]

Flyers prospect Alex Lyon made a whopping 94 (!) saves in what ended up being the longest game in AHL history. [NHL]

The Winnipeg Jets have made it to the Western Conference Final after thrashing (see what I did there?) the Nashville Predators. [Arctic Ice Hockey]