Tuesday, October 16, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
IBEW Warm-Ups Begin
Team Calendar presented by Highmark
105.9 FM, the X
* The Pens are 2-1 at home this season.
* Defenseman Justin Schultz suffered a lower left leg fracture and underwent surgery. He will be out for 4 months.
* Phil Kessel has 4 goals in his past 2 games, including a hat trick.
* The Pens switched up their forward combinations and Derick Brassard is skating with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel.
* The Pens' PK has gone 12 for 13 (92.3%) on the season, including a big 5-on-3 (1:48) kill against Montreal on Saturday. Pittsburgh's percentage ranks 3rd in the NHL.
* The Canucks are in the midst of a 6-game road trip. They are 2-2 so far.
* Vancouver rookie Elias Pettersson is the team's leading scorer with 8 points (5G-3A), but will miss the contest with a concussion.
* Brock Boeser has killed the Pens in his short career. In just 2 games Boeser has 5 goals, including a hat trick, and 6 points.
PIT - Justin Schultz (lower leg fracture).
VAN - Jay Beagle (broken forearm), Elias Pettersson (concussion).