Sutter finding his zone with Pens

"Beau gets the goal, but Brandon's at the net-front, really screening Bobrovsky from seeing that play materialize," Bylsma said. "That's where when he scores his next game-winning goal, I'd like it to be more of the dirty one in front of the net, banging it home maybe than the high glove that we see on the replays."

Tracy believes there is more for Sutter -- who scored 21 goals in his sophomore season in Carolina in 2009-10 but has yet to return to the 20-goal plateau -- to give and that watching and learning from the dedication and hard work of guys such as Crosby, another level is entirely possible for the popular center.

"Brandon needs to have the zealous nature that Sidney does," Tracy said. "He definitely has the tools."

Can he be the same kind of player as a certain former Frank J. Selke Trophy winner?

"Can he become Ryan Kesler?" Tracey said. "Yes, he can. I truly believe that."

Sutter said he hasn't given the trade talks any thought, especially now with the team in the playoffs. And he said he's enjoyed his time thus far in Pittsburgh, especially now in his second straight postseason appearance.

"Yeah, it's been good," Sutter said. "I've enjoyed the guys I've played with. Again, I've played in second year straight going into playoffs and played in some fun series and hopefully this is another long run we're stacking up for. That's just my mentality. I'm here to win and we've got a good group and I'm happy to contribute whichever way I have to."

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