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Mike Sullivan Shakes up Lines at Practice After Brutal Loss

Published February 19, 2024 at 1:12 PM
BY RYAN SCOTT
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Another Loss in Pittsburgh on Historic Night

The Penguins blew another lead and ultimately the game last night, which is beginning to feel like par for the course. Crosby was once again the only forward who seemed to have any interest on scoring as the Penguins offensive struggles and abysmal Powerplay continues. More on that later today.


Something has clearly got to give and Mike Sullivan made some changes to the lines in another attempt to spur an otherwise limp offence.


Dave Molinari of 'Pittsburgh Hockey Now' reported the lines at practice today as the following:

Rickard Rakell-Sidney Crosby-Bryan Rust
Drew O'Connor-Evgeni Malkin-Matthew Phillips
Reilly Smith-Lars Eller-Valtteri Puustinen
Jansen Harkins-Jeff Carter-Colin White

P.O Joseph-Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson-Erik Karlsson
John Ludvig/Ryan Graves-Chad Ruhwedel

There was some changes on the PP as well.

Sullivan separated Karlsson and Malkin, elevating Lars Eller in the process.

PP1: Karlsson-Crosby-Rust-Rakell-Eller

PP2: Letang-Malkin-Smith-Phillips-Carter


Hopefully these changes can spur the struggling offence as the Penguins playoff hopes seem to fade every day.

More to come.

As read on: Penguins Practice: Sullivan Overhauls Lines, Defense Pairings
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