Sidney Crosby skates but remains day to day

Sidney Crosby smiling

Sidney Crosby skated Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion Monday in Game 3

In the big news of the day, Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated in a workout, writes Bill West.

Alex Ovechkin penalty box

The Capitals have not advanced past the second round since drafting star Alex Ovechkin in 2004

Fans of both the Penguins and Capitals know about blowing a 3-1 series lead, writes Jerry DiPaola.

Justin Schultz w Fleury

Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz has scored in each of the past two playoff games

The Penguins and Capitals vary in methods of producing offense from their defensemen, writes Bill West.

ON THE DIAMOND

Ivan Nova v Reds

Pirates pitcher Ivan Nova allowed 10 hits, including four for extra bases, in the 4-2 loss to the Reds

Ivan Nova faltered as the Pirates dropped a rain-delayed game to the Reds, writes Chris Adamski.

In the Pirates notebook, Adamski writes that catcher Francisco Cervelli was added to the lineup.

Adamski has the scouting report for Pirates-Brewers on Friday.

ON THE COURT

Kevin Stallings 5

Kevin Stallings on Pitt’s roster overhaul: ‘Now we have an opportunity to build from scratch and do things the way we feel they have to be done’

Pitt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings gets candid about the 2016-17 season, writes Jerry DiPaola.