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There’s a recap of last night’s game, Marcus Pettersson isn’t slowing down, and we look back at the 2009 Cup run. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

Well folks, it finally happened. You need not worry any longer. For the 13th consecutive season, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be fighting for Lord Stanley’s Cup after their victory over Red Wings last night. [Recap] / [Celebration & Home Ice Advantage Scenarios]

Defenseman Marcus Pettersson isn’t slowing down after playing 83 regular season games. [Trib Live]

The Penguins need to try and play their best hockey in the regular season finale for critical seeding purposes. [Trib Live]

Let’s take a trip down memory lane to discuss how incredible the 2009 Stanley Cup really was. [Post-Gazette]

The biggest reason the Penguins have finally clinched a playoff berth? Matt Murray. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The NHL has quite the relationship with coffee. After the Post-Gazette ran a story on it Thursday focusing specifically on the Penguins, another one about the league-wide obsession for a hot cuppa joe popped up. [Washington Post]

Provided he stays healthy, Alex Ovechkin has his sights set on Wayne Gretzky’s all-time goals record. [CBS Sports]

Who have been the overachievers and the underachievers throughout the 2018-19 season? [Sportsnet]