No Strength Of Will For Trouba; Crosby Evaluated For Higher-frame Harm


New York Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba will no longer face subject, in step with the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby in the course of Game five.

In the middle of the second period, with the Penguins up 2-0, as Crosby possessed the % inside the Rangers’ sector Trouba went for a stick test, which stuck Crosby’s leg, forcing him to fall ahead. As that befell, Trouba stuck Crosby up excessive and the impact pushed him backward.

Crosby would depart the game mins later.

In his absence, the Rangers could make their comeback scoring three instances in a span of two:42 to take the lead. Jake Guentzel might internet his seventh of the playoffs before the second intermission to tie the rating entering the third duration.

The Rangers might stave off elimination and pressure a Game 6 with a 5-three victory.[NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 First Round time table, TV info]

The Penguins opted to live in New York City overnight and head returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday. Sullivan met with the media and stated that Crosby could be evaluated after they go back home. He did now not offer anything further apart from to mention it’s an upper-frame damage.

Crosby leads all players inside the series with nine points in five games.

As for other accidents affecting the Penguins’ lineup, Sullivan stated goaltender Tristan Jarry, who has no longer played given that April 14, is “making huge development” in his go back from a damaged bone in his foot. Also, Brian Dumoulin and Rickard Rakell, who were both injured in Game 1, continue to be daily.

“We have sufficient, we’ve a variety of intensity at all the positions,” Sullivan stated. “We accept as true with that we have what it takes to win. We have a capable institution, and this institution has usually had the following-man-up mentality. We’ll preserve to do this moving forward right here. We’re no longer going to get ahead of ourselves. We’re going to take every day as it comes.

“But irrespective of what our lineup seems like every and each night. We consider we’ve what it takes to win.”


Game 1: Penguins 4, Rangers three (3OT)

Game 2: Rangers five, Penguins 2

Game three: Penguins 7, Rangers 4

Game 4: Penguins 7, Rangers 2

Game five: Rangers 5, Penguins 3

Game 6: May 13, 7 p.m. ET – Rangers at Penguins (TNT, Sportsnet, CBC, TVA Sports)

*Game 7: May 15, TBD – Penguins at Rangers (TBD)More NHL information

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