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We look at Kris Letang’s criticism, analyze why Justin Schultz struggled this season, and try to figure out where the Penguins began to falter. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Why is it that players like Kris Letang are the first ones to be criticized when things go south for the Penguins? [Pensburgh]

Justin Schultz was not himself this season. His leg injury kept him off the ice for a large chunk of the campaign, but when Schultz was on the ice, his play was handicapped due to help he never received. [Pensburgh]

Are Mike Sullivan and Jim Rutherford really on the same page? [Trib Live]

In what was an up-and-down season for the goaltender, Matt Murray is still grateful for the experience he got and the lessons he learned. [Trib Live]

All eyes are now turning to Jim Rutherford as he prepares for the NHL Draft and free agency, looking to make the right moves to improve the team. [Post-Gazette]

The month of March saw the Penguins retransform their game, hunker down, and fight hard enough to clinch a playoff spot. Now that the team has gone out on a whimper, the question becomes: where did everything go wrong? [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

Capitals forward T.J. Oshie will be out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a fractured clavicle. [NHL]

Fans who tuned into NBC to watch the Maple Leafs take on the Bruins were quite annoyed as a Maple Leafs fan’s head blocked the camera. [USA Today]

Trading a top defensive prospect may be necessary to improve the Montreal Canadiens. [Eyes On The Prize]

How can previous second overall picks be used analyze what will happen with the New York Rangers this year? [Blueshirt Banter]