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Insider Only Petr Sykora will be scratched for Game 6; Boucher, Satan, Godard “GTD”

Winger Petr Sykora will be a healthy scratch for game 6, InsidePittsburghSports has learned but other lineup decisions are still up in the air from the Penguins coaching staff for Game 6.
Will Kris Letang sit again? Read more for the latest buzz from today’s practice

As I reported in my practice report, there some interesting line changes in today’s practice.
One thing for certain is Petr Sykora will scratched for the second consecutive game. Sykora did not take any shifts with the top four lines.
Kris Letang and Philippe Boucher alternated with the Penguins 1st power play and from what I saw, Letang took the majority of the reps with Mark Eaton as the Penguins third pairing.
Still, Bylsma is not ready to commit to Kris Letang for Game 6.
Bylsma stood behind Boucher today even though Boucher was a -2 in Game 5. Bylsma claimed the two goals Boucher was out there for, were not his fault.
Bylsma indicated after practice that Boucher and Satan will be “Game Time Decisions”.
The most interesting scenario at today’s practice was Eric Godard getting a lot of reps with the 4th line as Max Talbot skated with Evgeni Malkin for the first half of the practice.
Godard like Boucher and Satan will be a game time decision tomorrow afternoon.
Up 3-2 in the series, lineup changes are getting very interesting in Pittsburgh

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