December 22, 2015

steve laidlaw

2015-12-22

Bozak and the Leafs burst Varlamov's bubble, Penguins find some offense without Crosby, Justin Schultz scores and more.

No Sidney Crosby for the Penguins as he is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Nice dig here from Chris Johnston:

Sidney Crosby, out tonight with a lower-body injury, has never played a full 82-game NHL season. Twice dressed for 81; once 80.

Crosby’s health woes are well documented so this doesn’t really come as a surprise. Still a crazy stat to think about though. I imagine he will be back on the weekend for the Penguins’ next game

Check out the Penguins’ lines without Crosby:

18.87%

EV

HORNQVIST,PATRIC – MALKIN,EVGENI – SHEARY,CONOR

17.74%

EV

FEHR,ERIC – PLOTNIKOV,SERGEI – PORTER,KEVIN

16.98%

EV

BONINO,NICK – KESSEL,PHIL – KUNITZ,CHRIS

14.34%

EV

CULLEN,MATT – PERRON,DAVID – WILSON,SCOTT

 

With a decent defense you could win with that group, I honestly believe that. It only really works if you’ve got Evgeni Malkin dia