Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning...
The Pittsburgh Penguins met the New York Rangers last night in the Big Apple for a big Game 5. After going up 2-0, the Penguins were well on their way to eliminating the Rangers. Then, Sidney Crosby left the game, and New York took control. [Recap]
The Penguins knew the fourth game would be the hardest to win. And they knew they were going to get the Rangers’ best. [Trib Live]
In a positive sign for the Penguins, both Tristan Jarry and Rickard Rakell joined their team for the morning skate yesterday morning, but their day-to-day injury statuses remained unchanged. [Trib Live]
Kasperi Kapanen has been through quite a few offensive slumps throughout this season, but the lightning-fast winger has woken from his slumber to play ‘his best hockey’ when the Penguins need him the most. [PensBurgh]
News and notes from around the NHL...
The Tampa Bay Lightning, also known as the defending, back-to-back Stanley Cup champions, now find themselves in some uncharted territory while they battle against the surging Toronto Maple Leafs. [The Hockey News]