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Pittsburgh Penguins (48-26-8)


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@ Cls 
1-0
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@ TB 
L 3-4
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vs. TB 
L 3-4
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@ TB 
W 5-2
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vs. TB 
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby is in no mood to get caught up in his own personal narrative, the one eager to attach whatever happens to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday against Tampa Bay to the superstar's legacy.

Forget that Crosby has the game-winning goal in each of Pittsburgh's victories in its entertaining back-and-forth with the resilient Lightning. Forget that he hasn't been on the winning side of a post-series handshake line this deep into the playoffs since his glorious night in Detroit seven years ago, which ended with him hoisting the Penguins' third Stanley Cup.

Yes, he's playing well. Yes, his dazzling, imminently GIF-able sprint through the Tampa Bay zone late in the second period of Game 6 added another signature moment to a career full of them. Yet lifting Pittsburgh back to the Cup final for the first time since 2009 does not rely solely on him so much as the collective effort of all 20 guys in his team's retro black and Vegas gold uniforms.

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Leaders
Points: S. Crosby85
Plus/Minus: C. Kunitz29
Shots on Goal: P. Kessel274
PIM: K. Letang66
Win: M. Fleury35
Shutouts: M. Fleury5
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 241 (3)
Shots: 2722 (1)
PP%: 18.4% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 693 (27)
Assists: 409 (3)
SH Goals: 11 (2)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Washington 56 18 8 120
x-Pittsburgh 48 26 8 104
x-NY Rangers 46 27 9 101
x-NY Islanders 45 27 10 100
x-Philadelphia 41 27 14 96
Carolina 35 31 16 86
New Jersey 38 36 8 84
Columbus 34 40 8 76
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 199 (25)
Shots Against: 2436 (16)
PK%: 84.4% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 733 (25)
Shutouts: 6 (12)
Sv%: 0.918 (2)
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/21 T. Daley Broken ankle (day-to-day)
3/17 S. Wilson Lower-body injury (IR)
3/4 K. Porter Ankle surgery (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 J. Guentzel Signed Three-year contract
5/20 T. Jarry Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 S. Oleksy Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 D. Simon Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 J. Archibald Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 T. Erixon Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 D. Sprong Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 K. Mouillierat Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/20 J. Dea Called up from minors from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL
5/8 T. Sestito Sent to minors Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL