A happy Good Friday to the dear readers, one upon which the Penguins will return to practice in advance of Game 2 against Columbus. With two days between the opening contests, it will be interesting to see what – if any – changes the Penguins plan after a 4-3 victory in Game 1.
To get you ready before our afternoon updates, here are some links to the coverage led by Josh Yohe from Thursday’s off-day.
>> They know each other well, these two head coaches: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/5947081-74/richards-bylsma-coach#axzz2zF3t2IJm
>> Once a reason for success, the Penguins’ penalty kill is now often a reason for struggles. A “Playoff Insider” by Yohe: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/5947073-74/penguins-penalty-killing#axzz2zF3t2IJm
>> Chris Adamski looks at speed, why it really does kill, and how it makes Brian Gibbons a factor: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/5947075-74/speed-crosby-gibbons#axzz2zF3t2IJm
Also, paired with that piece in print, this Melanie Wass’ designed graphic on some stats from Game 1:
>> From Columbus, contributor Craig Merz on the potential return for the Blue Jackets by Plum’s R. J. Umberger: http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/5965081-74/umberger-game-columbus#axzz2zF3t2IJm
Be EXCELLENT to each other,