The Latest: Warm-ups underway prior to Game 4
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks (all times local):
4:45 p.m. PDT
Goaltenders Matt Murray and Martin Jones have led the Penguins and Sharks onto the ice for pregame warm-ups prior to Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.
If Pittsburgh wins the Cup, Murray can tie the rookie record for playoff wins in a single postseason shared by Cam Ward in 2006, Ron Hextall in 1987 and Patrick Roy in 1986.
Jones has started every game of the playoffs for San Jose, which is trying to even things on home ice.
4:00 p.m. PDT
Evgeni Malkin has no goals in the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final and none in his past six overall.
Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan isn't worried.
Hours before Game 4 of the Cup final against the San Jose Sharks with his team holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, Sullivan said Malkin can be a difference maker on any shift. Sullivan said there's ''another level'' to Malkin's game to help the Penguins win.
''I think Geno is going to be fine,'' Sullivan said. ''I know he's going to be a big part of the next few games here. He's an elite player. When he plays the game the right way, he's a threat out there.''
The Sharks won't have one of their biggest threats yet again. Injured forward Tomas Hertl is out for the second consecutive game.