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Game Preview: Pens-Preds

by Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins / Fan Guide

Game Date

Friday, March 29, 2019

Opponent

Nashville Predators

Jersey

Gold Third Jersey

Game Time

7:00 PM

Doors Open

6:00 PM

IBEW Warm-Ups Begin

6:29 PM

Place

PPG Paints Arena

Game Presenting Partner

Friday's game is proudly presented by Kent State University.

TV

AT&T SportsNet

Radio

105.9 FM, the X

Notables

* This is the 2nd meeting between the 2 clubs in the past 8 days. Pittsburgh picked up a shootout victory, 2-1, on March 21 in Nashville. 

* The Pens have earned points in 12 of their last 14 games against Nashville (10-2-2) dating back to Feb. 14, 2010.

* Goaltender Matt Murray is 3-0 against Nashville during the regular season with a .97 GAA and .968 save percentage. At home and including playoffs, Murray is 5-0 with a 1.20 GAA and .961 save percentage. 

* Teddy Blueger has 4 points (3G-1A) and a plus-4 in 5 games since replacing injured Evgeni Malkin on the second line. Blueger recorded his 1st career 2-goal game in New York against the Rangers on Monday. 

* Jake Guentzel is playing in his 200th career NHL game tonight. He has 152 points (76G-76A) through 199, which ranks 5th in team history for the opening 200 games. 

* The Preds clinched their 5th consecutive playoff berth with a 1-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday. It's the 12th playoff appearance in the franchise's 21-season history. 

* Viktor Arvidsson leads the Preds with 31 goals, while Ryan Johansen paces the club with 61 points.  

* Wayne Simmonds has 24 points (13G-11A) in 36 career games against Pittsburgh. 

Injuries

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

NSH - Miikka Salomaki (upper-body), Zac Rinaldo (shoulder), Dan Hamhuis (lower-body), Rocco Grimaldi (upper-body). 

Pet Supplies Collection presented by Racheal Ray Nutrish

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will host its annual Pet Supplies Collection on Friday, March 29. Fans who donate pet food, treats, bowls, leashes or other pet supplies at the Highmark Gate, Verizon Gate or Peoples Gate upon entering PPG Paints Arena will be eligible to win Penguins prizes. Proceeds benefit our furry friends at Humane Animal Rescue in Pittsburgh.

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.

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 Friday evening 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 Friday. 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 Friday's game! Text PENS to 52182 to place your bid on these items and more! Proceeds benefit the Foundation's community and youth initiatives.

Love Your Melon

USE YOUR HEAD TO CARE FOR KIDS! Purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation's Love Your Melon beanie and help the Pens Foundation gift a new state-of-the-art Care Mobile to Ronald McDonald House right here in Pittsburgh! The Care Mobile is a 40-foot vehicle built specifically for the delivery of pediatric health care to children in under-served communities in our region. Every beanie sold helps us to bring the Care Mobile to life, so visit us behind Section 104 or visit us online at www.pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org to do your part and purchase your beanie today! 

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 Friday'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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