Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning...
Evgeni Malkin once again hit the ice yesterday for a practice, although did not participate in line rushes. Brian Dumoulin, however, did not practice at all yesterday, with Mike Sullivan labeling it as a “maintenance day” for the defender. [Pensburgh]
It’s only been one game, but so far, the depth of both the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders has been put to the test. [Trib Live]
It’s the question everyone has been asking themselves since the OT winner went behind Tristan Jarry on Sunday: can the goaltender rebound for tonight’s game? [Post-Gazette]
Losing the first game of the first series is never ideal, for both the players and coaches. But now that the Penguins find themselves in the hole, is there more pressure on Mike Sullivan and his players? [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
ESPN has hired another voice to lead its hockey coverage for next season. Say hello to Leah Hextall. This hire brings with hit some significance, as Hextall is set to become the first woman with a regular, national NHL play-by-play role. [Awful Announcing]
In other hockey broadcasting news, veteran insider Frank Seravalli is leaving TSN. Could a move to the “Worldwide Leader” be in his future? [Daily Hive]
Take a look (and a listen) how the NHL got a new, hip-hop playoff anthem. [ESPN]