But now the Pittsburgh Penguins have to turn their attention to Game 4. And although we hear words like "do or die" all the time, this truly is win or go home. So what is the best configuration to help that.
Neal, Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz have formed the best line in the league this season, but with Neal removed (and Malkin having zero success against Sean Couturier) what's next?
Loading up on the top line with Malkin and Crosby together, I say.
Philly will get their matchups at home. If they want Couturier and Braydon Coburn against Crosby or Malkin, they'll get it. So what's left to lose? If you're gonna go down, go down swinging.
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Will Dan Bylsma do it exactly like this? Maybe not. But at this point, why not.