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Game 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs is in the books for the Penguins. Monday’s edition of Pens Points is here to recap everything you may have missed.

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

The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders began their round one playoff series yesterday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The game was full of twists and turns, lead changes, and seven goals, but the Islanders would be declared the victors in the end, taking Game 1 in overtime. [Recap]

The Penguins’ longtime core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang are gearing up for what could be the group’s final Stanley Cup adventure together. They’ve learned to cherish every moment. [Post-Gazette]

One of the bright spots of yesterday’s disappointing game? Frederick Gaudreau. [Trib Live]

Before the game, head coach Mike Sullivan gave an injury update on goaltender Casey DeSmtih, noting that he is still day-to-day. [Trib Live]

This year’s playoff run may look a bit different when compared to years past. Despite some of the newly-implemented COVID-19 protocols, Penguins fans are still excited to cheer on the black-and-gold from behind the glass. [Post-Gazette]

A mother from Baldwin, PA has been crowned Hockey Mom of the Year. [Post-Gazette]

News and notes from around the NHL...

As of this writing, St. Louis Blues forward David Perron remains on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols list ahead of tonight’s Game 1 between the Blues and Colorado Avalanche. [CBS Sports]

Philipp Grubauer remains the Avalanche’s biggest question mark heading into another Stanley Cup run. [The Denver Post]

Check out NBC Sports’ new NHL score bug. [Awful Announcing]