The Pittsburgh Penguins (3-2-2) stayed afloat without four of their top five players. They swiftly defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-1, but flatlined in a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday and were stoned by Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom in a 4-0 shutout on Thursday. Will Sidney Crosby and Jeff Carter ride to the rescue?
The Pittsburgh Penguins centers were in their typical lineup spots at practice on Friday. Get the full coverage from Shelly Anderson at UPMC Lemieux Complex here.
We’ll be live at head coach Mike Sullivan updates their status. The Pittsburgh Penguins bench boss did indicate he expected Carter back immediately, but Crosby’s status is a daily question until he’s ready.
Dan will also chat about the Penguins sellout streak, discounted tickets, and current problems selling tickets.
The Penguins lineup projections.
Crosby and Carter.
Maybe a bit about Chicago and Florida…if you want.
And maybe some Malkin, too:
CHAT STARTS AT 1:09 p.m. EST (bonus points if you recognize the college on Dan’s T-shirt):