No lineup changes for the Sabres tonight and no Evgeni Malkin for the Penguins. He took the morning skate but still needs practice time on his injured knee. The Penguins have called up Dustin Jeffrey from Wilkes-Barre of the AHL, where he was his team's leading scorer, and he'll get into the lineup tonight.
Plenty of media in the Penguins locker room to get the state of the team from Sidney Crosby as the visitors go for their 12th straight win tonight. I also chatted up East Amherst native and standout defenseman Brooks Orpik.
Click below for audio from those two interviews as Crosby and Orpik talk about the Penguins' streak, the upcoming Winter Classic, HBO's reality show filming and their memories of their time at the World Junior Championships.
Disclaimer: A little tech trouble at the start of the chat with Crosby led me to miss about the first 20 seconds of my opening question on the winning streak but Crosby's answer was a simple, "Each game is tough. you try to prepare accordingly. We've been competing hard with a lot of effort and getting a lot of big plays from everybody. We just want to keep that going."
It happens sometimes. Here's the audio.
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