Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has already said he’s happy to play until the end of the season.
He told NHL Network’s Dan Rosen that he doesn’t see a lot of pressure to win now that the Penguins have a couple of games left in the regular season.
“I think that’s what we’re going through,” Crosby said.
“I think our focus is to just keep trying to be the best we can be every night.
I don’t see that kind of pressure right now.”
The Penguins have already lost six of their past eight games.
The Penguins are 3-1-0 since their season-opening win at Boston.
Crosby, who was a game-time decision to start Thursday, is 4-0-0 this season with a 2.34 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
“It’s good to have him back, and he’s definitely going to help our chances,” said forward James Neal, who leads the Penguins with seven goals.
“He’s been awesome to play with, and hopefully he’ll help us continue to get better.
I think it’s a good thing for the team.”