Penguins coaches have no plans to split up Phil Kessel and Sidney Crosby.
For good reasons they don’t.
The last couple games we’ve seen glimpses of why Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist can work together.
The issue with the Penguins top line isn’t Crosby and Kessel, it’s Chris Kunitz on the left side.
Kunitz who has 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 26 regular season games, continues to look finished as top-6 winger and the clock is ticking on Kunitz skating alongside Crosby and Kessel.
Barring no setbacks, Pascal Dupuis who practiced again today is closer to returning to the lineup than the estimated 4-to-5 week timetable.
Despite Johnston downplaying it, it was no coincidence Dupuis Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"