It’s without Sidney Crosby that the Pittsburgh Penguins will look to eliminate the New York Rangers in Game 6 of their first-round series on Friday night at PPG Paints Arena.

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After the pre-game session, head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed the absence of his star hockey player. Crosby skated for a few minutes with Skating and Skills Instructor Ty Hennes before returning to the locker room.

Crosby is struggling with an upper body injury from a blow to the face by Jacob Trouba on Wednesday. He was not suspended by the National League. Mike Sullivan’s men lost 5-3 in Game 5.

The sixth duel will be broadcast on the TVA Sports channel.

In Washington, the Capitals will try to push the series to the limit by crossing swords with the Florida Panthers (7 p.m. on TVA Sports 2).

The Panthers had won Game 5, 5-3.

Then, at the end of the evening, the Calgary Flames will try to get rid of the Dallas Stars (9:30 p.m. on TVA Sports and TVA Sports direct).

The task will be a little more difficult since the sixth part will be presented in Texas.