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The Pens look to bounce back after an OT loss in Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

The Penguins have no other choice but to put yesterday behind them and get to work quickly after losing Game 1 in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens in a best of 5 series.

The Pens’ power play was a major sore point in Game 1, only going 1-for-7 and missing out on an extended 5v3 advantage in a tie game in the third period that would come back to bite them. [Tribune Review]

Meesh gives her thoughts on the first game as an in-person perspective on the Pens’ official site. [Penguins.com]

The NHL recap of the OT loss. [NHL.com]

Strong goaltending, check. Roughing up Sidney Crosby, check. Taking advantage of the Pens playing Jack Johnson, check. The Canadiens found the perfect recipe to beat the Pens in Game 1. [The Athletic $]

Coach Mike Sullivan gives a video interview on his thoughts on Game 1 and his mindset heading into Game 2. [Twitter - Penguins]

And, might as well plug our own recap on Game 1 that featured a lot of missed opportunities for the Pens, especially on the power play. [Pensburgh]

And across the league:

Rookie Dominik Kubalik scored five points as Chicago rolled Edmonton 6-4 in a final score that ended up much closer than the actual game felt. [Second City Hockey]

Barry Trotz and the Islanders keep on keeping on with a predictably boring 2-1 win over Florida. [Lighthouse Hockey]

And the Carolina Hurricanes held on to win a very physical game over NYR by the score of 3-2. [Canes Country]

Carolina defenseman (and former Ranger!) Brady Skjei knocked NYR forward Jesper Fast out of the game with a huge hit. [Blueshirt Banter]

Second round pick in 2019 and 18-year old Nick Robertson is likely to be in the lineup for the Toronto Maple Leafs in today’s round robin game. [NHL.com]

The NHL gave a spotlight for Matt Dumba to address the hockey world prior to the Chicago/Edmonton game to address racial and social injustices as the league looks to make an effort to put their best foot forward. [The Athletic $]

Winnipeg center and key player Mark Scheifele left the game last night with a nasty looking leg injury and didn’t return after a bump into the boards courtesy of Matthew Tkachuk. [NHL.com]

Captain Blake Wheeler does what leaders do and fights Tkachuk to stand up for his fallen comrade, but he eats a few and gets taken down for his troubles. [Hockey Fights]

Chicago forward Drake Caggiula has a hearing upcoming for his questionable hit on Edmonton’s Tyler Ennis. [TSN.ca]