Sully mum on goalie, but Pens need to score; Steelers cut Green, Warren; Bucs beat Nats

Matt Murray replaces Marc-Andre Fleury G3 v Sens

Murray or Fleury? That’s the decision Penguins coach Mike Sullivan must make in goal

Penguins coach Mike Sullivan stays mum on starting goalie for Game 4 of Eastern Conference final, writes Jonathan Bombulie.

Guentzel broken glass

Penguins winger Jake Guentzel skates past the net after Evgeni Malkin broke a pane of glass at practice Thursday at the University of Ottawa

My column focuses not on the goalies but the Penguins’ need for a fast start in Game 4.

On the Chipped Ice A.M. edition, Bombulie writes that Penguins players sidestepped the goalie issue.

Crosby and Guentzel

The line of Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Conor Sheary has the worst five-on-five goal differential (minus-6, three goals for, nine against) of any Penguins forward combination in the postseason

‘Sid and The Kids’ line struggling to finish scoring chances, writes Bill West.

Hoffman scores on Fleury G3

Mike Hoffman scores on Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final

THREE PERIODS: Odd hops are common at Canadian Tire Centre, writes Bombulie.

Mark Streit pre-G3 v Sens

Mark Streit logged 15 minutes and 30 seconds in Game 3 against Ottawa and finished with an assist, two shots on goal and a minus-1 rating in the 5-1 loss

In the Penguins notebook, West writes that Mark Streit could be the odd defenseman out.


Ladarius Green 2

The Steelers released tight end Ladarius Green after a failed physical, writes Chris Adamski.

Greg Warren

They also cut long snapper Greg Warren, which explains why they used a sixth-round draft pick on a player at that position.


Josh Bell homers v Nationals

Josh Bell hit his fourth home run since last Friday, his first in the cleanup spot

Josh Bell’s blast helped the Pirates to a series win against the Nationals, writes Rob Biertempfel.

In the Pirates notebook, Biertempfel writes that John Jaso rewarded Clint Hurdle with a breakout series.

Biertempfel has the scouting report for Friday’s game against the Phillies.

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