Crosby has missed the past 21 games with a high ankle sprain, the Penguins surviving OK. The Pens have gone 11-6-4 with Crosby watching from the press box. Wonder if he gets the Pitt guys popcorn? I seriously doubt it.
-- Speaking of Rostislav Olesz, he gives "Semi-Pro" two thumbs up, adding those Will Ferrell fans in the house will like the preview to his new flick.
-- Also on the Pitt front: Marian Hossa will not play against the Lightning nor the Panthers. He's about a week away from coming back from a knee injury suffered in his first game wearing the black-and-gold.
-- Panthers wearing their home blues on the road once again. Guessing Florida wears white on Thursday against the Penguins...
-- We're tied at zip (PS: Akron up six on Ohio right now in a key MAC game tonight) here in Beantown. Don't wanna jinx anything, but a Florida win ties franchise record for road wins. Trivia Time: What season did Panthers win 18 on road?