News: Brenden Morrow (undisclosed) did not participate in the team's morning skate Wednesday, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: The veteran winger left Tuesday's practice with an undisclosed injury, so it's possible he just sat out the morning skate to rest whatever is bothering him. We likely won't know until the puck drops whether he'll suit up for Game 4 against the Senators or not.
News: Erik Karlsson notched two assists in the Senators' 7-3 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday. Analysis: With the Pens now up 3-1 and the series heading back to Pittsburgh for Game 5, Erik Karlsson and his teammates will need to play a whole lot better to avoid elimination Friday.
News: Daniel Alfredsson recorded two points in a Game 4 loss to the Penguins on Wednesday. Analysis: The captain's goal and assist weren't nearly enough to stop Pittsburgh from cruising to a 7-3 victory and a 3-1 series lead.
News: James Neal notched three points in Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Senators. Analysis: James Neal recorded two goals and an assist as the flood gates opened for the Pens in a 7-3 dismantling of Ottawa.
News: Kris Letang racked up four assists in Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Senators. Analysis: Kris Letang was on the ice for both the Senators' first period goals, but ended the night with four points after the Pens exploded for six goals in the final two periods.
News: Tomas Vokoun saved 30 of the 33 shots he faced (.909) in Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Senators. Analysis: This was probably one of Tomas Vokoun's worst games of the playoffs, but it didn't matter since the Pens found their groove and ended up blowing out the Senators 7-3. Vokoun will likely get the call again in Game 5 on Friday.
News: Robin Lehner replaced starter Craig Anderson during the third period of Wednesday's 7-3 Game 4 loss to the Penguins. Analysis: Robin Lehner allowed one goal on four shots, but will probably remain the backup as the Sens head back to Pittsburgh for a must-win Game 5 on Friday.
News: Craig Anderson was pulled from Game 4 on Wednesday after allowing six goals on 38 shots. Analysis: Craig Anderson played a spectacular first period, but let in a few weak goals in the third when the entire Sens team seemed to fall apart. He was replaced in net by Robin Lehner in the third period, who allowed one goal on four shots as the Penguins went on to win 7-3.
News: Anton Stralman will likely be unavailable for Thursday's Game 4 against the Bruins, Newsday reports. Analysis: In the second period of Tuesday's Game 3, Anton Stralman took a hard hit from Boston's Milan Lucic and was forced to leave the game. The exact nature of the injury has not been disclosed, but it doesn't sound like Stralman will suit up Thursday. In his absence, Steve Eminger will likely move up to pair with Michael Del Zotto.
News: Joe Vitale (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's Game 4 against the Senators, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Analysis: Joe Vitale won't be ready to go in Game 4, but there was some hope he could practice earlier in the week so perhaps he'll be ready to go by the time Friday's tilt rolls around.