|Brock Nelson scores on the power play Saturday en route to a 4-1 victory for the Islanders (Photo courtesy Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)|
|Pascal Dupuis discussing his blood clot last Wednesday (Photo courtesy Post-gazette.com)|
|Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)|
|Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers celebrate a Game 7 win in the second round last season (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)|
With all of this being said, I do believe some changes should be made starting tonight against the Bruins. My line combinations would be as follows:
A couple of things to note in the line combinations. Many people will question Downie on the top line. I am not saying it definitely works out, but he has history of playing on the top line with Stamkos and St. Louis in Tampa Bay, and the first line needs a spark. It is definitely worth a shot. With the way Beau Bennett is playing, he needs to be in the top-six for this team. I also think the third line will still be dangerous as Spaling and Comeau flank Sutter. These are more natural positions for both of them. It is long overdue for Megna to grace the starting lineup and to sit Zach Sill. Megna has shown from his time with the Penguins last season that he can be dangerous with his speed and hands around the net. Also, he is not listed above, but at some point the Penguins really need to get Scott Harrington into the lineup and figure out what they have with him at this level.
No matter what the outcome is tonight, just remember that a loss is OK. As many have mentioned before, this team will not be judged on regular season wins or President's trophies, but rather on Stanley Cups. All of the potential problems that have started to surface recently can only make this team stronger when it really counts this spring.