Skip to content

Kunitz likely, Morrow unlikely (Update: correction, he’s in) for Pens in Game 5 vs. Sens

May 24, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

Brenden Morrow AP

Tonight, it looks as though Pittsburgh head coach Dan Bylsma will stick with the same lineup that scored a 7-3 victory over Ottawa on Wednesday.

Forward Chris Kunitz, who barely played in the third period of Game 4, will be back on a line with Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis while Brenden Morrow, who missed last game with an undisclosed injury, appears to be out again — though he did classify himself as a gametime decision.

The Penguins lead the series three games to one and are looking to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2009 — the same year they won their last Stanley Cup.

But to do it, they’ll need to top an Ottawa team that’s hoping to rekindle some old magic.

At Friday’s morning skate, head coach Paul MacLean reunited the SAM lineJason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Milan Michalek — in the hopes of staving off elimination.

“That’s a line we can always go back to,” MacLean said. “Obviously they’re a veteran threesome that’s played a number of games in the league. We’ve always felt we could go to that, just because they’re veteran players.”

Update: Morrow is back in, replacing Beau Bennett on the fourth line.

Latest Posts
  1. Dupuis thinks he can play again, but ‘it’s not up to me’

    Apr 26, 2015, 5:45 PM EDT

    Pascal Dupuis Getty Images

    He’ll undergo further testing in the not too distant future.

  2. WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action

    Apr 26, 2015, 2:40 PM EDT

    Dale Weise, Brandon Prust, Alexei Emelin AP

    Habs and Wild look to advance with Game 6 wins.

  3. Report: Toronto approached Chiarelli before he took Oilers job

    Apr 26, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

    Peter Chiarelli Peter Chiarelli

    The newly appointed Edmonton executive is already busy in his new role.

  4. Glencross to return to Caps’ lineup for Game 7

    Apr 26, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals Headshots

    Eric Fehr would be ready for the second round.

  5. Crosby joining Team Canada at Worlds

    Apr 26, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Canada forward Sidney Crosby raises his stick to hockey fans after Canada beat the USA 1-0 in a men's semifinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) AP

    He last played at the 2006 tournament.

  6. Sens’ MacArthur good to go for Game 6

    Apr 26, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Clarke MacArthur Getty Images

    He didn’t play the second half of Friday night’s win.

  7. Pens’ Pouliot headed back to AHL

    Apr 26, 2015, 11:15 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Chorney and Dumoulin could also head back to Wilkes-Barre for their playoff run.

  8. Habs’ Parenteau to play Game 6

    Apr 26, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    P.A. Parenteau P.A. Parenteau

    He’s been a healthy scratch for three games.

  9. Keith conquers: Blackhawks come back, eliminate Predators

    Apr 25, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    A six-game series that felt like (at least) seven.

  10. Video: Canucks score three in 7:06 to take commanding lead in Calgary

    Apr 25, 2015, 9:59 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Calgary Flames - Game Four Getty Images

    Vancouver looking to avoid elimination for the second straight game.

Featured video

Plenty of pressure on Blues
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. Z. Kassian (2821)
  2. A. Burrows (2411)
  3. S. Weber (2242)
  4. K. Letang (2118)
  5. M. Giordano (1932)
  1. C. Ehrhoff (1890)
  2. M. Fisher (1839)
  3. D. Carcillo (1769)
  4. L. Bouma (1751)
  5. T. Hamonic (1712)