The Stanley Cup Playoffs will continue into the second round, but they will do so without the Pittsburgh Penguins. It’s the first time the Pens were swept in a playoff series since the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals against the Bruins, and the Pens earliest exit since 2015 when they lost to another New York team, the Rangers, in the first round. The win for the Islanders is historically significant, having not made it to the second round in 26 years. Even though the playoffs continue, the Penguins now move to a very long off season in which only a handful of current players are free agents. Those free agents include Matt Cullen, Garrett Wilson, Chad Ruhwedel, and Zach Trotman who are Unrestricted Free Agents and Marcus Pettersson, Zach Aston-Reese, and Teddy Blueger who are all Restricted Free Agents. We’ll keep you updated on the moves the Pens make all summer long on Rocky 96.5!