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Game Preview: Pens-Blues

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Fan Guide

Game Date

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Opponent

St. Louis Blues

Jersey

Black Home Jersey

Game Time

1:00 PM

Doors Open

11:30 AM

IBEW Warm-Ups Begin

12:29 PM

Game Presenting Partner

Saturday's game is proudly presented by Labatt Blue.

Notables

* The Penguins have won 3 straight games. They have also earned standings points in 9 of their last 10 games (7-1-2).

* The Penguins' power play has gone 5-for-8 over their past two games and have scored at least once in 7 of the 8 games they have played this month. Pittsburgh has the third-best power play in the league with a conversion rate of 26.3 percent. 

* These two teams last met on Dec. 29 in St. Louis, where the Penguins came away with a 6-1 win. In that game, Pittsburgh's power play went a perfect 4-for-4.

* The Penguins currently has a 4-game point streak (3-0-1) against the Blues. Sidney Crosby has been dominant against St. Louis over that stretch, scoring at least one goal and notching multiple points in each of those contests for a total of 10 points (6G-4A).

* The Blues are 10-3-2 in their last 15 road games and have earned points in six straight games at PPG Paints Arena (5-0-1).  

* In their last 10 trips to Pittsburgh, the Blues are 7-1-2.

Injuries

PIT - Zach Aston-Reese (lower-body), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (upper-body), Bryan Rust (lower-body), Chad Ruhwedel (upper-body).

STL - Joel Edmunson (lower-body), Carl Gunnarsson (undisclosed), David Perron (upper-body), Vladimir Tarasenko (upper-body).

Penguins Charity Night on AT&T Sports Net

The annual Penguins Charity Night on AT&T Sports Net returns Saturday for one game only! Penguins Charity Bags stuffed with memorabilia and more will go on sale at noon to support the Penguins Foundation and Mario Lemieux Foundation. Visit www.pittsburghpenguins.com/PPFpreview for a sneak peek and help raise $2 million for these two tremendous causes in just one day!

Malkin's Pre-Game Ceremony

The Penguins will honor Evgeni Malkin for recording 1,000 career NHL points with a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday's game. Make sure to be in your seats early so you don't miss it!

St. Patrick's Day Warm-Up Jerseys

The Penguins will wear green St. Patrick's Day warm-up jerseys on Saturday! The jerseys will be autographed and placed up for grabs starting at 11:30 am on Saturday at pensjersey.givesmart.com! Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Penguins Foundation's youth and special needs programs! The auction will close on March 25, so bid high, bid often and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

Pre-Game Broadcast at the Highmark Gate

On your way into the game, be sure to stop by the AT&T SportsNet pre-game show, which will air live from the Highmark Studio! Located just inside the Highmark Gate, fans are invited to gather and watch starting at 12:30 PM! The Highmark Gate is located along Centre Avenue near the Mario Lemieux statue.

Join the Labatt Blue St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Labatt Blue is taking over St. Patrick's Day with the Penguins for a full game day experience against the St. Louis Blues! Fans can enjoy green Labatt beer on tap (available on the FedEx Level wherever Labatt is sold), exciting giveaways and new Labatt Blue Citra sold throughout PPG Paints Arena at participating locations. Penguins fans can also visit the Labatt Blue #CellyOn photo booth in Highmark Wall of Champions Hallway near Section 110 and show us their best celly for a chance to be featured on the center hung scoreboard. 

KeyBank Money Minute

Courtesy of KeyBank, one lucky fan won two tickets to Saturday's game in the KeyBank Club and has the chance to win $5,000 if the Penguins score during the 2nd period KeyBank Money Minute! Visit www.pittsburghpenguins.com/moneyminute for your chance to be our KeyBank Money Minute contestant at an upcoming game!

Wives & Girlfriends Cookbooks On Sale

Delight your family and friends with dishes, desserts and more from "Welcome to Our Table," a cookbook created by the Pittsburgh Penguins wives and girlfriends. This 152-page cookbook provides over 70 cherished recipes with beautiful photos and stories by the ladies of the Penguins. You can pick up your copy Saturday afternoon at the Penguins Foundation table behind Section 104 or order online anytime at pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org!

We've Gone Mobile!

New this season, in an effort to ensure a ticketing experience that is more convenient, safe and secure for all Penguins fans, 8½" x 11" PDF tickets (print-at-home delivery) will no longer be a valid form of entry for PPG Paints Arena events.

If you do not have a physical ticket for the game, you must present a mobile ticket on your smartphone at the gate.

Primary tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are available via the Ticketmaster app or www.ticketmaster.com.

Fans that received a transfer from a Penguins season ticket holder or purchased resell tickets through Ticketmaster or NHL Ticket Exchange must visit 'My Penguins Account' to manage and view mobile tickets. My Penguins Account is available in the Penguins app under 'Tickets' or online at www.pittsburghpenguins.com/myaccount.

Mobile tickets will appear as a square QR code (see image for reference)

For more information, please visit our Mobile Ticketing Page

Important Security Reminders

For the safety of all guests, fans will be required to pass through walk-through metal detectors upon entering PPG Paints Arena. Only small personal bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside the building and all items are subject to searches upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages of any kind are not permitted. In addition, PPG Paints Arena allows only small, personal still-cameras equipped with a 3 inch lens or smaller. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. For a complete list of frequently asked questions, please visit PPG Paints Arena's A to Z Guide.

Remember the Game with a Warm-Up Puck Souvenir

Don't miss your chance to take home an incredible souvenir! The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will be selling the pucks used by your favorite Penguins players in warm-ups outside of the KeyBank Club at the start of the 1st intermission on Saturday. Perfect for memories, gifts or collections, these official NHL warm-up pucks come with a display cube and a certificate of authenticity. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Bid to Win with the Penguins Foundation's Game Day Auction

Stop by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation's Game Day Auction located outside of the KeyBank Club near Section 104 to see what unique items are being featured at Saturday's game! Text PENS to 52182 to place your bid on these items and more! Proceeds benefit the Foundation's community and youth initiatives.

Upgrade Your Game Using the Penguins App

Pittsburgh Penguins fans in attendance can get the VIP treatment with Upgrade Your Game! Upgrade Your Game offers fans access to once-in-a-lifetime Penguins experiences like Lexus Club guest passes, premium seat upgrades and more! Simply download the Penguins app and register today under the "Upgrade Your Game" section within the "Tickets" menu!

Go Home a Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 50/50 Raffle

Pick up your tickets for the Penguins Foundation 50/50 raffle for a chance to win Saturday's jackpot. The more you play the more it pays. Proceeds from this season's raffles benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the numerous charitable organizations it supports through grants. Over $1.1 million was raised during the 2017-18 season. Visit one of the concourse kiosks or watch for ticket sellers in green through the second intermission - the winning number will be announced in the third period.

Uber Drop-off & Pick-up Area Now Available

Uber will help you skate past the parking lot crowds with a special drop-off and pick-up area off of Fullerton Street on Wylie Avenue - across from PPG Paints Arena's Verizon Gate!

Click here for details.

Plus, get $15 off your first ride with code PENGUINS18 until 06.01.19!

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