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Take a look at the first-round schedule, Malkin is looking for a reset, and the Penguins are embracing the challenge. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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

ICYMI: The playoff schedule for PenguinsIslanders has been released. [Pensburgh]

Come join Pensburgh’s NHL Bracket Challenge! [Pensburgh]

The Penguins will have decisions to make and must choose wisely if they have aspirations to move beyond the Islanders in round one. [Trib Live]

With the regular season now behind us, and a whole new season essentially about to begin, this question is posed: did the Penguins live up to expectations? [Trib Live]

Another question came up after a goal was scored in the third period of Saturday’s game against the Rangers: who keeps this milestone puck? [Trib Live]

Evgeni Malkin came out and said he was not exactly thrilled with how his 2018-19 season played out. Now, he and other Penguins have the chance to start fresh. [Post-Gazette]

The Pens are embracing the challenge of starting on the road to begin their quest for the Stanley Cup. [Post-Gazette]

Roster turnover can undo a team by not forming enough chemistry with both new and old faces. However, the shuffling of bodies has been a surprisingly good thing for Pittsburgh. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

The league is expected to announce a lengthy suspension for former L.A. Kings d-man, Slava Voynov. [Sportsnet]

The Florida Panthers are eyeing Joel Quenneville as the team’s next head coach. [ESPN]

Additionally, the Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with their head coach, Phil Housley. [ESPN]