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Game Preview: Pens-Canucks

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Vancouver Canucks. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Canucks

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X


The Canucks and Pens meet for the 1st time this season … Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 since the All-Star break … Sidney Crosby continues his quest for 1,000 points. He is 2 points shy at 998 … Crosby will become the 86th player in NHL history to reach the milestone. Crosby has 9 points (6G-3A) in 11 career games against the Canucks … Evgeni Malkin will be a game-time decision for tonight's game. He missed the past 7 contests with a lower-body injury … Josh Archibald scored 2 goals in only his 2nd NHL game against Arizona on Saturday … Pittsburgh injuries: Evgeni Malkin (lower-body, 7 games missed); Conor Sheary (upper-body, 5); Carl Hagelin (concussion, 3); Bryan Rust (upper-body, 1) … Vancouver plays its 5th game of a 6-game road trip against the Pens … The Canucks have won 2 of their last 3 games, but lost 4 straight games prior to that … Tonight's game will be Daniel Sedin's 1,200th career contest … Bo Horvat leads the Canucks with 17 goals and 38 points, but is currently injured … Former Penguin Brandon Sutter is also injured, but could play tonight against Pittsburgh … Tonight the Pens partner with UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and the American Heart Association to promote healthy heart awareness.


The Pens held an optional morning skate. The only players to not participate were Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang and Phil Kessel. 

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