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Matt Cullen found the back of the net in a 3-2 overtime win against Washington Wednesday night.

Cullen has three goals and five points in nine playoff contests. In his career, Cullen has recorded 15 goals and 46 points in 83 postseason games.
May 5 - 11:12 AM

Conor Sheary registered an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against Washington Wednesday night.

Sheary has two goals and five points in nine postseason contests. He had seven goals and 10 points in 44 games during the regular season.
May 5 - 11:11 AM

Sidney Crosby registered an assist in the Penguins' 3-2 overtime victory against Washington in Game 4 on Wednesday.

It was Crosby's first point of the second round. It speaks to the Penguins' depth this year that they are 3-1 in a series against the formidable Capitals despite the lackluster offensive contributions of their top player.
May 5 - 11:10 AM

Brian Dumoulin registered two assists in the Penguins' 3-2 overtime win against Washington on Wednesday.

Dumoulin now has three points in nine playoff games. He had no goals and 16 assists in 79 regular season contests.
May 5 - 11:07 AM

Trevor Daley found the back of the net in Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime victory over Washington Wednesday night.

It was Daley's first goal and fifth point in nine 2016 playoff games. During the regular season he had six goals and 28 points in 82 contests.
May 5 - 11:06 AM

Penguins goalie Matt Murray starred again Wednesday night, recording 34 saves in regulation and overtime to help Pittsburgh edge the visiting Washington Capitals 3-2 and take a 3-1 lead in the teams' second-round playoff series.

Murray has become the story of the NHL's postseason. Initially pressed into the spotlight after veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury suffered a concussion, the rookie has shone with a record of 6-1. He has yielded three or fewer goals in five of his seven playoff starts. His goals-against average in the postseason is 1.81 and his save percentage is .944. Needless to say, look for the Pens to stay with the hot hand and go with Murray again in Game 5 of this series Saturday night.
May 4 - 11:48 PM

Patric Hornqvist's goal at 2:34 of the first overtime period gave the Penguins a 3-2 triumph in Pittsburgh Wednesday night and a 3-1 lead over the Washington Capitals in the teams' best-of-seven, second-round playoff series.

Hornqvist's goal was his fifth in the postseason and second in his past two games. He also contributed his third assist of the playoffs on a first-period goal by Trevor Daley. Daley's goal, his first of the playoffs, came at 9:16 of the opening period and tied the game at 1-1. Veteran Matt Cullen nudged the Pens ahead 2-1 temporarily with his third goal of the postseason, scored at 3:07 of the second period. Pittsburgh defenseman Brian Dumoulin assisted on the goals by Cullen and Hornqvist and he now has three on the postseason. The Pens would take this series with a win in Game 5 Saturday night.
May 4 - 11:34 PM

Justin Schultz will dress in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final against the Washington Capitals.

Schultz played a shade over five minutes in the Penguins first postseason game, but has sat ever since. With the suspension to Letang, he slides back into the lineup. Oskar Sundqvist will also dress in place of Eric Fehr. Steven Oleksy and Tom Sestito, recently recalled from the AHL will not dress.

Bryan Rust participated in warmups for the Penguins ahead of Game 4 versus the Washington Capitals

Rust has been considered a game-time decision, but would be a welcome return candidate with Eric Fehr likely not dressing for the Penguins.
May 4 - 7:35 PM

Eric Fehr was seen walking around Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center in a suit while teammates were commencing warm up activities

Fehr missed the morning skate on Wednesday and was a game-time decision in any case. Having not dressed yet is a good sign he won't be playing in Game 4.
May 4 - 7:26 PM

Matt Murray will return to the crease in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final against the Washington Capitals.

Posting a stellar 5-1 record, the only blemish being a Round 2, Game 1 overtime loss when T.J. Oshie found a tiny open space on a wraparound. The third round pick in 2012 (83rd overall) has put up a 1.79 goals against average and .944 save percentage. He will turn 22 in 20 days.
May 4 - 6:52 PM

Oskar Sundqvist skated with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz during the Penguins' optional morning skate.

It's probable that he will be in the lineup on Wednesday night in Game 4 after Eric Fehr and Bryan Rust missed the session. They are both listed as game-time decisions.
May 4 - 6:32 PM

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

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


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