Penguins' Game 2 success; Finns cheering on Rinne; Gomez joins Isles (Puck Headlines)

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• Always have to be prepared.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins have done pretty, pretty well in Game 2s. [Tribune Review]

• How do the Penguins help Olli Maatta? [Pensburgh]

• How Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt fell in love with hockey. [Times Online]

• Pekka Rinne’s Finnish pals around the world are cheering him on to win the Stanley Cup. [New York Times]

• No catfish in Pittsburgh and no tickets for Penguins fans in Nashville. [Tennessean]

• These penguins at the Tennessee Aquarium have pledged their loyalty to the Predators. [WKRN]

• It’s clear: NHL offside reviews need changing. [National Post]

San Jose Sharks assistant Bob Boughner is the latest coach to be interviewed by the Buffalo Sabres. [Buffalo News]

• Scott Gomez has joined Doug Weight’s bench with the New York Islanders. [Islanders]

• Long-time NHL enforcer Chris Simon is filing for bankruptcy and is surviving on social assistance and disability checks. [Ottawa Citizen]

• Former NHL Kevin Stevens is in AA trying to get his life back together. [Boston Globe]

• Marc Savard would like to see mandatory suspensions for all headshots. [Sportsnet]

• Is this the summer we see some offer sheets thrown around? (Don’t hold your breath.) [Raw Charge]

• Despite all the trade rumors, Peter Chiarelli is fine with having Jordan Eberle on the Edmonton Oilers. [TSN]

• Looking back at the year that the Stanley Cup wasn’t handed out due to a flu pandemic. [OZY]

• The Anders Bjork signing is a nice boost to the youth of the Boston Bruins. [Boston Sports Desk]

• Who would serve your fantasy hockey team better, Jason Zucker or Tanner Pearson? [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, how do Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin compare to Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr?