Penguins’ Patric Hornqvist, Bryan Rust, Justin Schultz out for Game 3

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OTTAWA — The Pittsburgh Penguins‘ invulnerability looked opposite for Game 3 of a Eastern Conference finals.

Defenseman Justin Schultz, who suffered an upper-body damage in Game 2, didn’t use with a group during a Penguins’ morning skate. Schultz and forwards Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust all skated before practice, though Pittsburgh manager Mike Sullivan ruled them all out for Game 3.

Trevor Daley and Mark Streit returned to a lineup Wednesday as a Penguins went with 7 defensemen.

Left wing Viktor Stalberg was behind for Ottawa after blank a initial dual games of a array with a lower-body injury.

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The Penguins benched maestro goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury mid by a initial duration of a Game 3 detriment during Ottawa after a Senators jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

Streit hasn’t played in a postseason this year though has 784 career NHL regular-season games underneath his belt. Captain Sidney Crosby pronounced that knowledge would be key.

“That goes a prolonged approach when you’re thrown in opposite situations,” Crosby said. “He’s played a lot of games, generally in a playoffs here when a stakes are higher. You wish someone who is comfortable.”

Daley’s lapse should give a boost to a Penguins’ transition game. Players contend they’ve missed his clever skating ability and his efficacy in removing a puck out of a Penguins’ zone, generally with Kris Letang out.

“Not many guys can movement like him,” Crosby said. “That’s a large partial of his diversion — removing out of a zone, skating us out of trouble. Offensively, he’s means to pierce around in a descent zone.”

Daley final played on May 6, during Game 5 of Round 2 opposite a Washington Capitals.

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