Apologies in advance for the brief game preview...It's been a long weekend and the flu bug has hit on top of that.
--The PG reported today that Sidney Crosby took a full practice in a regular jersey (centering Colby Armstrong and Ryan Malone). This website says their sources say that Crosby could possibly be back in the lineup tonight. Time will tell. The linked website is right with their "inside" information less often than a broken clock, so take it with a huge grain of salt.
--Erik Christensen is out tonight with a shoulder injury but said to be day-to-day. The Kris Beech experience, round 2 hit a huge delay when he broke his wrist.
--Ty Conklin is expected in net tonight for the Pens.
--Sabres player to keep an eye on: Derek Roy. He's got 17 points in the past 14 games, quite a streak there.
--The Rangers just polished off a win over the San Jose Sharks, so now they're up to 67 points in the standings, just 2 behind the Penguins. Pittsburgh does have two games in hand over NYR however.