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Sidney Crosby hasn't contributed a point in Round 2 against Washington.

The Penguins lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 despite Crosby's scoring skid, but he knows he has to be better. "You always want more and if you look at the last game we weren't there, we didn't generate enough, we were on our heels a lot and we've gotta find a way to put some pucks to the net," he said. Crosby has six shots on goal and 17 shot attempts in three games.
May 4 - 5:28 PM

Joonas Donskoi wasn't happy with his performance against Nashville in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

His high-stick on James Neal gave the Predators a four-minute power play, which led to Neal's game-tying goal. A Donskoi turnover resulted in the game winner by Shea Weber in a bit later in the second period. He was demoted to the fourth line in the third stanza. Donskoi is confident that he can bounce back, though.
May 4 - 5:23 PM

Tyler Seguin (lower body) won't be back in the lineup for Game 4 against the St. Louis Blues.

He is skating back in Texas, but it doesn't seem likely that he will rejoin the team on the road. Seguin has played in just one game during the 2016 playoffs.
May 4 - 4:16 PM

Patrick Eaves (foot) won't play in Game 4 on Thursday versus St. Louis.

He has already been ruled out for the contest. Eaves has resumed skating, but he isn't with the team on the road.
May 4 - 4:13 PM

Kari Lehtonen will probably get the call in Game 4 on Thursday night.

He was the first goalie off the ice at practice on Wednesday, while Antti Niemi and Jack Campbell worked late on the ice with goalie coach Jeff Reese. Lehtonen was pulled in Game 2 against St. Louis and Niemi was yanked in Game 3.
May 4 - 4:11 PM

Coach Jack Capuano felt that the hit by Brian Boyle on Thomas Hickey was a little high on Tuesday night.

"I just feel like the hit was high," Capuano said. "I'm going to stand by what I said." Hickey was bleeding out of his mouth following the game, but he appears to be all right. Boyle, who scored the game winner after the hit on Hickey, won't face supplemental discipline for the hit.
May 4 - 3:51 PM

Ivan Provorov thinks he's ready to claim a roster spot with the Flyers next season.

"I think I'm ready," he said, "but we'll see what happens. I think I'm going to have another good summer and come ready in September." GM Ron Hextall said the team would make room for any player who comes in and proves they are worthy, but they also don't want to rush their prospects. Provorov can't play in the AHL with the Phantoms next year, so he would have to go back to the WHL if he isn't in Philadelphia.
May 4 - 3:24 PM

Nate Schmidt is expected to be a healthy scratch in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

He stayed on the ice late with the scratches at the morning skate. Mike Weber also said he would be in the lineup even though coach Barry Trotz wouldn't comment on his lineup.
May 4 - 3:06 PM

Alex Pietrangelo is feeling fine after he was checked from behind on Tuesday night in Game 3.

He took part in the team's optional skate on Wednesday. "No, I'm good," he said. "Just a little scratch on my eye. That's all." Pietrangelo had one assist and a plus-2 rating in the Blues' 6-1 win over Dallas on Tuesday.
May 4 - 2:26 PM

Trevor Daley is slated to occupy Kris Letang's spot on the top power-play unit Wednesday night.

Letang won't play in Game 4 because of a one-game suspension, so Daley gets a chance to skate with Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Patric Hornqvist on the first combination. Daley has collected four assists in eight postseason games for the Penguins.
May 4 - 1:50 PM

Justin Schultz was paired with Ian Cole during the morning skate and appears to be in the lineup for Game 4 versus Washington.

He said he was "pretty sure" that he's playing. Schultz has appeared in just one playoff contest with Pittsburgh and that came back in Game 1 versus the Rangers when he logged just 5:52 of ice time. The Penguins will give him another chance after losing Olli Maatta to injury and Kris Letang to a suspension.
May 4 - 1:44 PM

Olli Maatta (upper body) is being called a game-time decision, but he probably won't play Wednesday in Game 4 against Washington.

He hasn't skated with the team since being hurt in Game 2 last Saturday.
May 4 - 1:39 PM

Bryan Rust (lower body) will be a game-time decision, according to coach Mike Sullivan, but it doesn't seem likely that he will play.

He didn't skate in the morning and was seen walking slowly out of Consol Energy Center as the session ended. Rust suffered a lower-body injury on Monday and probably won't play in Game 4 versus Washington.
May 4 - 1:36 PM

Tom Sestito is projected to fill in for Bryan Rust on Wednesday in Game 4 against Washington.

Rust is listed as a game-time decision, but he didn't skate in the morning after suffering a lower-body injury on Monday. Sestito was told to be ready, but he isn't sure if he is in the lineup.
May 4 - 1:21 PM

Eric Fehr did not take part in the morning skate and will be a game-time decision on Wednesday night.

If he is unable to play then Oscar Sundqvist will probably dress in his place. It's unclear what is ailing Fehr.
May 4 - 1:16 PM



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