The Penguins need look no further than the Steelers to see that losing in the preseason can have an effect. The Steelers went 0-4 in exhibition games and are facing a lot of pointed fingers after an 0-2 to start the regular season.

The Penguins are 0-2 in the preseason going into a game tonight at Chicago and have been outscored 9-5. Even though the team fielded different lineups against different clubs (Columbus and Detroit) and there were no standings points on the line the losses were a little disheartening.

"You want to be feeling good about your game" center and team captain Sidney Crosby said Wednesday. "You want to get results.

"Everyone's going through the same thing. So to say you're rusty that's part of it but so are the teams we're playing. You definitely want to get results from the way you play."

Crosby is expected to play tonight his second preseason game after getting no points giving the puck away twice and taking two penalties Monday in a 4-1 loss against Detroit at Consol Energy Center.