Coach Mike Sullivan‘s lines are always changing, but the surest thing is that Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel will skate together in 2019-20. The other top-line wing position, though, is up for grabs.
One candidate is Jared McCann, the speedy former Florida Panther. So, how did McCann fare during his top-line audition last year? When McCann skated with both Crosby and Guentzel during five-on-five play, the Penguins created 54.3 percent of total shots, 57 percent of scoring chances and 58.3 percent of goals, according to Natural Stat Trick. McCann clearly got a boost from Sid and Guentzel.