About the Blue Jackets - Game 6 - 04-28-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Blue Jackets.

When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Nationwide Arena.

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

Leading postseason scorer: Ryan Johansen, 6 points (2 goal, 4 assist).

Last Game: 3-1 road loss in Game 5 Saturday. Sergei Bobrovsky (right) made 48 saves for the Blue Jackets.

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury (3-2, 2.78 GAA, .911 SV%) for the Penguins. Sergei Bobrovsky (2-3, 3.00 GAA, .916 SV%) for the Blue Jackets.

Injuries: For the Penguins, center Brian Gibbons (suspected shoulder) and defenseman Brooks Orpik (undisclosed) are doubtful. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) is out. Right winger Pascal Dupuis (knee) is on injured reserve. For the Blue Jackets, right winger Nathan Horton (abdominal), defenseman Nikita Nikitin (undisclosed) and left winger R.J. Umberger (shoulder) are 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

7 Paul Martin - 58 Kris Letang
2 Matt Niskanen - 3 Olli Maatta
41 Robert Bortuzzo - 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
14 Blake Comeau - 42 Artem Anisimov - 71 Nick Foligno
 26 Derek MacKenzie - 55 Mark Letestu - 40 Jared Boll

51 Fedor Tyutin - 7 Jack Johnson
27 Ryan Murray -  58 David Savard
21 James Wisniewski - 15 Nick Schultz


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

-Orpik rode a stationary bike outside the Penguins' dressing room today but did not participate in the morning skate.

-Nikitin and Umberger did not participate in the morning skate.

-"As an elimination game for the opponent, they are going to bring another level of desperation." - Dan Bylsma.

-Each team is playing the "the pressure is on them" game.

-Skille is trying to make the most out of his chance on the Blue Jackets' top line.

-Our live blog, direct from the Arch City (look it up), begins at approximately 6 p.m. Please tune in.

(Photo: Jay LaPrete/Associated Press)

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