About the Blue Jackets - Game 5 - 04-26-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Blue Jackets.

When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Consol Energy Center.

TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), Fox Sports Ohio (Columbus market), NBC Sports (Rest of the United States), CBC, RDS.

Leading postseason scorer: Brandon Dubinsky, 6 points (1 goal, 5 assist).

Last Game: 4-3 overtime home win in Game 4, April 26. Dubinsky and center Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Jackets.

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (2-2, 3.18 GAA, .903 SV%) for the Penguins. Sergei Bobrovsky (2-2, 3.22 GAA, .900 SV%) for the Blue Jackets.

Injuries: For the Penguins, center Marcel Goc (ankle) is probable. Defenseman Brooks Orpik (undisclosed) is questionable. Center Brian Gibbons (suspected shoulder) is doubtful.  Goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) is out. Right winger Pascal Dupuis (knee) is on injured reserve. For the Blue Jackets, defensemen Ryan Murray ("lower body") and Fedor Tyutin ("lower body") are probable. Right winger Nathan Horton (abdominal) is out.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines at today's morning skate were:

14 Chris Kunitz - 87 Sidney Crosby -22 Lee Stempniak
36 Jussi Jokinen - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
19 Beau Bennett - 16 Brandon Sutter - 46 Joe Vitale
15 Tanner Glass - 57 Marcel Goc - 27 Craig Adams

-Consider this a guess at the defensive pairings based on the assumption Orpik will not play:

41 Robert Bortuzzo - 44 Brooks Orpik
3 Olli Maatta - 58 Kris Letang
2 Matt Niskanen - 4 Rob Scuderi

 -The Blue Jackets primary lines and defensive pairings at today's morning skate were:

38 Boone Jenner - 19 Ryan Johansen - 5 Jack Skille
11 Matt Calvert - 17 Brandon Dubinsky - 13 Cam Atkinson
18 R.J. Umberger - 42 Artem Anisimov - 71 Nick Foligno
 26 Derek MacKenzie - 55 Mark Letestu - 14 Blake Comeau

58 David Savard - 7 Jack Johnson
27 Ryan Murray - 21 James Wisniewski
6 Nikita Nikitin - 51 Fedor Tyutin (above)


-The last time the Penguins played the Blue Jackets, this happened:

-This too:

-Orpik left midway through practice yesterday and did not participate in today's morning skate. Dan Bylsma did not provide an update on his status.

-Goc has not played since March 27.

-Tyutin missed most of Game 2 and all of Games 3 and 4. Murray missed Game 4.

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