The Penguins host the Vancouver Canucks in a Thanksgiving Eve showdown.
MATCH: Penguins vs. Canucks
TIME: 7 p.m. EST
PLACE: PPG Paints Arena
TV: AT&T SportsNet
RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X
1. Center Evgeni Malkin will miss tonight's game with an upper-body injury. Carter Rowney (hand) will be a game-time decision.
2. Jake Guentzel, who will move to his natural center position tonight, has goals in his last 2 games against Vancouver and points in every game played against the Canucks (2G-2A) in his career.
3. The Pens have a 4-game winning streak on Thanksgiving Eve games.
4. Vancouver defeated the Flyers, 5-2, last night in Philadelphia. The Canucks are playing the Pens on the second half of back-to-back contests.
5. Rookie Brock Boeser leads the Canucks with 9 goals on the season. He has a 3-game goal-scoring streak (4 total), and posted his first career hat trick against the Pens in early November.
PIT - Evgeni Malkin (upper-body), Carter Rowney (hand).
VAN - Troy Stecher (knee), Chris Tanev (upper-body), Derek Dorsett (upper-body).
* The Pens held an optional skate. Missing were Olli Maatta, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Malkin and Sidney Crosby.