MORNING SKATE BUZZ
After a full on-ice practice on Tuesday, Kris Letang dealing with a groin injury that has sidelined him for the past three games, is a full participant in today’s morning skate.
Matt Niskanen is also a full participant in the skate but the Penguins didn’t run through any defensive pairings as today’s line rushes in the skate were 3 on 0’s. Bylsma trying to keep Senators guessing on Letang and Niskanen?
Letang and Niskanen both worked the point on the second power play while the first power play unit featured Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby and James Neal down low with Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin at the point.
When the Penguins went into 5-on-3 situations, Letang worked down low with the top unit that included Malkin, Crosby up top with Letang, Kunitz and Neal down low.
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Zach Boychuk – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Matt Cooke – Brandon Sutter – Tyler Kennedy
Tanner Glass – Joe Vitale/Dustin Jeffrey – Craig Adams
*Vitale and Jeffrey alternated at 4th line center spot.