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End of Line 04-26-2013 05:29 PM

MAY 6: Neal, Orpik work in full gear during optional practice
 
5/3 UPDATE

Sidney Crosby will play in Game 2 on Friday night. He skated between Kunitz and Dupuis at practice on the top line and also centered the top power play as usual.

James Neal and Brooks Orpik did not practice and both are expected to miss Game 2.

Jussi Jokinen said Thursday he was fine to play.

PRACTICE LINES:
Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis
Bennett-Malkin-Iginla
Morrow-Sutter-Cooke
Glass-Jokinen-Adams


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TheGoldenJet 04-26-2013 05:48 PM

Great to see this powerhouse of a team getting healthy just in the nick of time. Get well soon guys! Sid, Vitale, and yes, even Orpik!

Darth Vitale 04-26-2013 05:53 PM

#1 priority for Game 1: Murray and Morrow need to put the freakin' hammer down on someone in that first period to get the crowd going. Sometimes big hits keep fans buzzing and making more noise than a goal. Goal gets louder burst but trails off quicker.

OGBobbyFarnham 04-26-2013 06:32 PM

Continuing from the older thread...

As far as the "no contact" thing, it's all about no complications with Crosby's injury. No infection, not getting it smacked around while it continues to heal, getting back to a normal diet and getting his strength back etc.

He's still not even 4 weeks out from injury so the more time the jaw has to heal the better.

I'd be very surprised if he doesn't play Game 1 of the playoffs though.
If he doesn't, the docs just want more healing to make sure if he does get smacked it a game, he won't be on the shelf for the rest of the playoffs, if we should be so lucky.

Coach John McGuirk 04-26-2013 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chancellor Vitale (Post 64721135)
#1 priority for Game 1: Murray and Morrow need to put the freakin' hammer down on someone in that first period to get the crowd going. Sometimes big hits keep fans buzzing and making more noise than a goal. Goal gets louder burst but trails off quicker.

This. Morrow needs to do his best Gary Roberts and destroy someone and then score a goal early into the first period.

Ray Shero* 04-26-2013 06:42 PM

I really wanted him back against Carolina. There's no chance that it's happening now.

Hopefully he's not too rusty in his first few games.

zero8771 04-26-2013 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ray Shero (Post 64722959)
I really wanted him back against Carolina. There's no chance that it's happening now.

Hopefully he's not too rusty in his first few games.

Even when hes off, hes still one of the best on the ice. Not too worried about it. we are so deep

Waffle Fries 04-26-2013 07:26 PM

Well despite the no contact situation, it sounds like exerting himself wasn't a problem.

Quote:

Although Crosby -- and his teammates -- was instructed to avoid contact, he wasn't shy about skating with speed or going into corners or up against the boards. While a practice among teammates, of course, will never be confused with a live game when it comes to contact and physicality, an observer Friday could have watched the entire hour-long workout and not known one player was off-limits when it comes to contact if they hadn't been aware of the situation.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=6...id=DL|NHL|home

TheStinger 04-26-2013 11:51 PM

Will he be able to wear that goofy Hannibal Lecter mask thing when he comes back?

Stecz 04-27-2013 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStinger (Post 64740819)
Will he be able to wear that goofy Hannibal Lecter mask thing when he comes back?

Yep, he can even wear a full NCAA style cage if he wishes to. Emelin wore one last year. If you are wearing it to protect an acute injury, you're allowed.

Jacob 04-27-2013 10:31 AM

I figure it'll be on there all playoffs.

Mancouver 04-27-2013 10:39 AM

In hockey, the uglier you are, the better you play.

IcedCapp 04-27-2013 10:42 AM

#Pens on the ice for morning skate: 19, 36, 16, 24, 15, 27, 48, 4, 58, 2, 41, 5, 18, 47, 7, 17, 87, 33, 29, 92
http://twitter.com/penguins/statuses/328155968192004097

Crosby skated for about 1hr before the optional, and now the optional

Not at #Penguins skate are Murray, Dupuis, Morrow, Iginla, Kunitz, Malkin, Vitale and Orpik.
http://twitter.com/pgshelly/statuses/328157092861067264

MetalheadPenguinsFan 04-27-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ILoveLuci (Post 64750425)
In hockey, the uglier you are, the better you play.

In that case, TK should have ooodles of Art Rosses, Rocket Richards, Harts, Conn Smythe's and so on. ;)

Ugene Malkin 04-27-2013 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetalheadPenguinsFan (Post 64754821)
In that case, TK should have ooodles of Art Rosses, Rocket Richards, Harts, Conn Smythe's and so on. ;)

He does don't you know?

He's the king of crest sniping in all the land.

Lim Ran 04-27-2013 04:38 PM

Is anyone else holding out hope that Crosby plays tonight and wins the Art Ross?

:cry:

Polaris Husky 04-27-2013 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ugene Malkin (Post 64758833)
He does don't you know?

He's the king of crest sniping in all the land.

When we send him on his way, he'll be given a golden stick to lick to his cold black heart's content.

SidNeedsNoWingers 04-27-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetalheadPenguinsFan (Post 64754821)
In that case, TK should have ooodles of Art Rosses, Rocket Richards, Harts, Conn Smythe's and so on. ;)

:D hahaha

Do you guys think Orpik will be out awhile? Especially since he was being "reevaluated"? I didn't even notice anything happen to him...

Sidney the Kidney 04-27-2013 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lim Ran (Post 64765431)
Is anyone else holding out hope that Crosby plays tonight and wins the Art Ross?

:cry:

That ship sailed this past week when he wasn't cleared to play by the Buffalo game, IMO.

AquaticBirdman 04-28-2013 09:02 AM

When's our first playoff game again?

Kunitziwa 04-28-2013 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaticBirdman (Post 64825671)
When's our first playoff game again?

I believe playoffs start the 30th, so I would have to assume it would be the 30th or 31st.

Dying Alive 04-28-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kunitziwa (Post 64826071)
I believe playoffs start the 30th, so I would have to assume it would be the 30th or 31st.

The Black Keys are at Consol on the 30th and there is no 31st of April, so May 1st is the most likely date.

LetangInTheSO 04-28-2013 02:04 PM

Still no update on Orpik?

Waffle Fries 04-28-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LetangInTheSO (Post 64835803)
Still no update on Orpik?

Nope. I may have imagined it, but it kind of looked like he had a slight limp yesterday when he came out to give his jersey away.

invictus 04-28-2013 03:07 PM

OP mentions Martin being out 2-4 weeks. That post was about 2 weeks ago. Any news? If we get this season's Martin back, I will honestly feel pretty good about things.


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