Here is what the Pens had to say heading into their contest against Edmonton.
ON THE OILERS
Sullivan: "They're one of the young, up-and-coming teams in the league. They're exciting to watch. They play a similar style of play that we play with speed and skill. They have some difference makers. I expect it to be a hard-fought game."
Crosby: "Offensively they're explosive. They're really fast. They move the puck fast. They're playing good hockey down the stretch here."
Cole: "They have a lot of speed, a lot of speed. McDavid has ridiculous speed with the puck, so do a lot of guys on their team. It's going to be tough. It's tough situations you get put in defensively, but the better we can shut those down in transition, the better we'll be as a team."
ODDS AND ENDS
Schultz on returning to Edmonton: "It's good to be back, see some old friends and it's a big game tomorrow. I enjoyed my time here. Met a lot of great people and teammates. It's good to be back. I wish it could have worked out in Edmonton, but I got a new opportunity and I'm loving it in Pittsburgh."
Sundqvist on his call-up: "It's always fun to get the call-up. Yesterday was exciting and stressful, just like last year with the first call-up. It took a while (to get to Edmonton). A lot of running through airports."
Sullivan on Sundqvist: "He's another guy that we can play in a lot of situations. The evolution of his game in Wilkes-Barre this year has been on the offensive side. He's produced offensively (in WBS) consistently all year long. We know he's a real solid, defending center iceman. He's very good in his own end zone. He can skate. He's got good size. And he's heavy. He can lean on people. He's hard to play against. We knew that is the strength of his game."
McDavid on playing Crosby: "You have to worry about the whole team. They're an offensive juggernaut. They seem to score at will. They have a bunch of other guys that are very good players as well."
McDavid on the previous game vs. Pittsburgh: "They find ways to win games. They're a veteran team. We thought we were in a good spot (leading). They found a way to come back and we didn't even get a point. They're a veteran team that knows how to win games."
Sestito on his 4-game suspension: "I don't really agree with the 4 games, but I have no choice, but to serve them. We'll take it in stride. When I was going in for the puck I saw (Enstrom) look over his shoulder. We made eye contact. He knew I was coming so I thought he would take the hit. It happens quick out there. In my mind I thought he saw it coming. I didn't mean for him to get hurt. I hope he has a fast recovery."