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Game Preview: Pens-Canucks

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens continue their 5-game road trip through western Canada with a matchup against the Vancouver Canucks. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Canucks

TIME: 10 p.m. EST

PLACE: Rogers Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens face the Canucks for the 2nd and last time this year, and only time in British Columbia … Pittsburgh won the previous contest, 4-0, at home. Matt Murray made 29 saves to record the shutout. Evgeni Malkin posted 2 points in his return from injury … Sidney Crosby and Henrik Sedin both reached the 1,000-point milestone this season. Daniel Sedin is 22 points shy of the mark … Pittsburgh has won 4 straight contests … 4-game scoring streaks for Pens: Nick Bonino (4G-2A), Justin Schultz (3G-4A), Malkin (6G-3A) … Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (knee), Patric Hornqvist (concussion), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (hand), Bryan Rust (upper-body) … Vancouver is 8 points out of the final Wild Card spot in the West … The Canucks are 2-0-2 in their last 4 games … Vancouver is 15-7-3 when scoring first and 13-23-5 when allowing the first goal … Bo Horvat leads the team with career highs in goals (20) and points (47). He has 12 points (5G-7A) in his last 12 games … Ryan Miller ranks 4th among active goalies with 357 wins, which ranks 19th all-time … Vancouver injuries: Derek Dorsett, Erik Gudbranson, Anton Rodin, Jack Skille, Jacob Markstrom.

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

The Pens did not hold a morning skate due to playing in back-to-back contests. Matt Murray is expected to start in goal.

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