Preview: Penguins at Blue Jackets

Captain Sidney Crosby notched an assist in the Penguins’ 2-1 setback to the New York Islanders on Tuesday to extend his point streak to six games (three goals, seven assists). The loss was a tough one for Pittsburgh, which fell six points behind the third-place Islanders and is clinging to a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Columbus’ postseason aspirations nearly went up in smoke long ago, but the team improved to 5-2-1 in its last eight with a 5-3 victory over Detroit on Tuesday. Cam Atkinson scored twice versus the Red Wings and has four goals in his last four games overall, although he has just one tally in 13 career contests versus the Penguins.<BR><BR><STRONG>TV: </STRONG>7 p.m. ET, ROOT (Pittsburgh), FSN Ohio (Columbus), NHL.TV

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