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Game Preview: Pens-Caps

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Fan Guide

Game Date

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Opponent

Washington Capitals

Jersey

Gold Third Jersey

Game Time

7:00 PM

Doors Open

6:00 PM

IBEW Warm-Ups Begin

6:31 PM

Place

PPG Paints Arena

TV

NBCSN, AT&T SportsNet

Radio

105.9 FM, the X

Notables

* The Pens host defending Stanley Cup champion Washington in a divisional showdown. It's the final contest between the 2 teams this season.  

* Pittsburgh is 5-1-2 in its past 8 games. Washington is 9-1 in its past 10 games, which includes a current 7-game winning streak. 

* The Pens will face former teammate Carl Hagelin, who was acquired by Washington in late February. 

* Jared McCann scored 2 goals, including a shorthanded tally, on Sunday against Boston. He has 8 points (5G-3A) in his past 8 games. 

* Goaltender Matt Murray has started 8 straight games, posting a 5-1-2 record with a 2.22 GAA and .931 save percentage. 

* Evgeni Malkin has 998 career points and his 2 shy of reaching his 1,000th career point. 

* Caps captain Alex Ovechkin is 1 point shy of his 1,200th career point. He has an NHL-best 46 goals and leads the team with 77 points. 

* Goaltender Braden Holtby recorded his 250th career win on March 6, becoming the 2nd-fastest goalie (409 games) to reach the mark in league history. 

Injuries

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

WSH - None.

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 6:30 PM! The Highmark Gate is located along Centre Avenue near the Mario Lemieux statue.

KeyBank Money Minute

Courtesy of KeyBank, one lucky fan won two tickets to Tuesday'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 Tuesday night 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 Tuesday. 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 Tuesday'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 Tuesday'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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