The Pens host the St. Louis Blues for their final home game before the All-Star break.
MATCH: Penguins vs. Blues
TIME: 7 p.m. EST
PLACE: PPG Paints Arena
TV: ROOT Sports
RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
The Pens have won 4 straight games while scoring a total of 24 goals (6 per game average) … Conor Sheary has back-to-back 2-goal games. He has 6 goals in his past 4 contests, and 9 goals in his last 9 games … Sheary, Sidney Crosby and Bryan Rust have combined for 48 points (20G-28A) in 15 games since becoming a line on Dec. 17 at Toronto … Rust has 7 points (2G-5A) in his last 4 games … Evgeni Malkin has a 7-game scoring streak for 11 points (6G-5A), which includes his 11th career hat trick … Blueliner Justin Schultz has 7 assists in his last 4 games, including a career-high 4 against Washington. Schultz has points in 9 of his last 12 games, which includes a 6-game scoring streak … Goaltender Matt Murray has won 4 consecutive games. He's allowed 3 goals total in his past 3 contests. Murray made a career-high 44 saves against Boston on Sunday … Pittsburgh injuries: Brian Dumoulin (jaw); Kris Letang (lower-body) … St. Louis comes to Pittsburgh on a 3-game losing streak. The Blues have surrendered 18 goals in that span … Blues forward Patrik Berglund has 10 goals in the past 17 games … Alexander Steen has 13 points (5G-8A) over his last 10 contests … Steen has been reunited with Paul Stastny and Jaden Schwartz. In the last 3 games the trio has combined for 15 points (6G-9A) … Kevin Shattenkirk had 2 goals against the Jets on Saturday. His 32 points (11G-21A) rank 5th among all NHL D-men … Vladimir Tarasenko leads the Blues with 20 goals, but he's gone goal-less in his last 7 games … St. Louis injures: None.
MORNING SKATE REPORT:
*The Pens had perfect attendance at the morning skate. Injured defenseman Brian Dumoulin and Kris Letang also joined the team.
The Pens used the following workflow…
*Matt Murray worked the starter's net