Crosby out for Game 4; Glasnow recovers to help Bucs beat Reds

Crosby cross checked

Sidney Crosby suffered a concussion and was ruled out for Game 4, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Niskanen checks Crosby 2

Niskanen checks Crosby 3

The NHL will take no further disciplinary action on Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen for Crosby hit, writes Bombulie.

Evgeni Malkin celebrates goal v Isles

My column centers on Evgeni Malkin and how it’s time for him to step out of the shadow of the Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin rivalry and make some noise.

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Evgeni Malkin is averaging 1.88 points per game in the playoffs

THREE PERIODS: Bill West writes that Malkin is capable of picking up playoff scoring.

Crosby’s absence complicates the Penguins’ matchup plans, writes Bill West.

Scott Wilson over Shattenkirk

Scott Wilson goes over Capitals defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk for a loose puck

Conor Sheary concussion

Conor Sheary suffered a concussion in a collision with teammate Patric Hornqvist

In the Penguins notebook, Scott Wilson could replace close friend Conor Sheary in the lineup, writes Bombulie and West.

With Crosby out, Carter Rowney could be in the mix, writes Jerry DiPaola.

ON THE DIAMOND

Tyler Glasnow hit

Tyler Glasnow pitched a career-long six innings and delivered the go-ahead hit in a 12-3 victory over the Reds

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After another rough first inning, Tyler Glasnow steadied himself and the Bucs broke out their bats to beat the Reds, writes Chris Adamski.

Pirates reliever Daniel Hudson has struggled this season but nowhere near as much as last season

In the Pirates notebook, Daniel Hudson has experience working through rough patches, writes Adamski.

Adamski has the scouting report for Wednesday’s game against the Reds.