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Neal, Orpik sit for Penguins

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Neal, Orpik sit for Penguins
While the Penguins have Sidney Crosby back in the lineup on Friday, forward James Neal and Brooks Orpik will sit out with injuries.

The Pittsburgh Penguins had Sidney Crosby back in the lineup Friday night for Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the New York Islanders. But two other Pittsburgh regulars were out of the lineup with injuries.

Forward James Neal, who left Game 1 with a lower-body injury, did not practice Thursday and was a scratch for Game 2. He joins defenseman Brooks Orpik, who missed Game 1 with a lower-body injury.

The Penguins did dress Jussi Jokinen, who left Game 1 with a lower-body injury but was able to practice Thursday and was in the lineup for Game 2.

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I think that’s the sign of a good team. When you don’t play well, and you don’t stay focused and you don’t do the intangibles that it takes, you still win the hockey game.

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