Penguins notes: Isles’ Semyon Varlamov does not play, Pens’ Evan Rodriguez does

May 16—To open their postseason, the Pittsburgh Penguins could not take advantage of facing a rookie goalie making his NHL playoff debut in net. Ilya Sorokin, a 2014 third-round pick, started for the New York Islanders because Semyon Varlamov was unavailable because of an undisclosed injury. Sorokin might have just 22 games of NHL regular-season experience, but he’s a veteran of seven-plus …