GameCap ReDay 23 & 24: Sully Does Dallas

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The Penguins continue to live life by the flick of a switch. Down 3-0 to the Islanders in the third Sidney Crosby became the hardest working player on the roster, his leadership and work ethic have been off the charts since Sullivan took over. Since this is a back to back and there were 8 goals, I am going to describe the periods with words, not yuge words though, and then the full game highlights are at the end of the recap.

 

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Recap 22: Deals with the Devil

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After a 6-2 loss to Minnesota Mike Sullivan decided he wanted to make some changes. He benched Brian Dumoulin, saying after the game that they weren’t pleased with his play recently and thought it would do him good to watch the game from the press box. I will forever be a fan of this. He switched up the lines, moving Cullen to Crosby’s wing to start and Scott Wilson to the 4th line. The results were shaky throughout the game, and I have to say the HBK line works well in the playoffs, but I don’t know if it is so beneficial in the regular season. The Guentzel-Malkin-Rust line is actually quite good, especially the Malkin-Rust pairing. We have 3 days off between games to talk about future line combinations, defensive pairings, and goalies, so for now… let’s dissect what went down at The Paint Can last night.

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