Injuries Making Penguins Poor Defensive Team

PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — ROOT Sports hockey analyst Jay Caufield joined The Fan Morning Show Wednesday.

He discussed the Penguins following their 5-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night that extended their losing streak to five games.

“They do need to turn it around really quick because now you’re in that position where you’re battling just to stay in the hunt, and they certainly need to turn it around,” he said. “The only guys who can do it are the ones who are in that locker room and I think they all know it.”

He also talked about the team’s continuing battle through injuries and work to stay in playoff contention.

“They’ve had opportunities, they’ve out shot their opponents and they’ve lost their games, and the one thing I think about is that – we’ve talked even on the air with you guys before – we’ve talked about when you have that effect of your star players going out and now you have fourth liners moving up to third line, third liners moving up to second line, and they’re getting opportunities, but it’s not the same,” Caufield added.

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