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Pens Points: Redemption

There’s a recap of last night’s game, and both players and broadcasters are adjusting to the new normal of playoff hockey. All that and more in today’s Pens Points!

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

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

Looking for redemption, the Penguins clashed with the Montreal Canadiens last night in Game 2 of their play-in series. Captain Sidney Crosby got the scoring started early for the Penguins, with the team going up 1-0 after one period. For the majority of the contest, the game remained 1-0. Jason Zucker effectively put the nail in the coffin late in the third period, as the Penguins evened out the series at one game apiece. [Recap]

For the likes of Steve Mears and Josh Getzoff, both are used to calling hockey games from high above the action in the arena. But due to these unusual times, broadcasters are embracing the challenge of working remotely. [Penguins]

And speaking of unusual times, the Penguins, along with the rest of the NHL playoff teams, are trying to ‘play their game’ in this new normal. [Trib Live]

News and notes from around the NHL...

NBC Sports released the viewership numbers for the league’s first real game action in nearly five months. Here are some of the highlights. [CNBC]

Dallas Stars superstar Tyler Seguin was among a group of players, that included Ryan Reaves, who took a knee during the playing of the national anthems prior to the round-robin game between Dallas and the Vegas Golden Knights. [CBS Sports]

In a sign that the ‘bubble’ format may be the way to continue professional sports, the league announced there were zero positive COVID-19 cases since teams reported to Canada for the return to play. [NBC Sports]

Have you noticed an increase in penalties throughout the early stages of the NHL’s restart? You’re not alone. [Yahoo]