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Good morning everyone… it is game day number 6 for the Penguins in their first round match-up with the Ottawa Senators. They still hold a 3 games to 2 edge in the best of seven series, but Ottawa gained some momentum by winning a three overtime thriller in Pittsburgh this past Thursday night. They will also have the luxury of playing on home ice… Though the Penguins took two games in Ottawa, there is no telling how the goaltending change and MO from game five will carry over.

I still believe based on what we have seen in the series thus far that the Penguins will end the series tonight. However, a Sens win opens up a whole new can of worms, as anything can happen in a game seven situation!

Let’s get moving on today’s Around the Net…

First up, the “expert” himself, Ray Fittipaldo takes a look at how overtime games have shaped the series in which they have occurred… be it in a good or bad way for the Penguins…

Overtime makes a difference

Fittapaldo is on fire… as he brings us this notebook as well. He talks about the fact that the Sens have excelled in blocking shots, the Penguins recall of Chris Conner, and the fact that Sergei Gonchar is pretty satisfied with being up 3-2 in the series…

Fittapaldo’s notebook

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun talks about the performance of Pascal Lelcaire and how he is going to have to walk on water if the Senators have a chance of coming back and win this series…

Leclaire needs to walk on water

We all know that Penguins fans are passionate about their team, but I don’t know many who are willing to kill over it. This loon went nuts after his wife began arguing with him over the late hour he stayed up to watch the final moments of the Senators victory on Thursday evening… he killed her over it!

Man kills wife after argument over the Penguins game

Ulf Samuelsson, an assistant coach with the Phoenix Coyotes is no stranger to the pressures of the a playoff series. The gritty former Penguin won two Stanley Cups with the team and went through many a tough series in getting there…

Samuelsson no stranger to pressure

Here is the NHL.com recap of the Canucks/Kings game last night… it gives you everything you need on the series…

Canucks Kings Wrap up

Jaro Halak leads the Habs to a victory over Washington, extending their best of seven series…

Habs and Caps move to game six

Wings flex their muscles and move past the Yotes to take a 3-2 series lead…

The Wings clip the Yotes

Knock off jerseys are all the rage… they are big business for some nefarious business people and rake in millions. The leagues, teams and officially licensed apparel distributors have had enough and a crack down is beginning. Here is a story about three folks who have seemingly sold their final knock off…

Three charged in selling knock offs

The Bruins playoff run has opened the door for a Marc Savard return…

Savard eyes return

More soon…

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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for NHL.com and is the primary contributor for this site www.fromthepoint.com.

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