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Game Preview: Pens-Canucks

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

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

5 THINGS:

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.

INJURIES

PIT - Evgeni Malkin (upper-body), Carter Rowney (hand).

VAN - Troy Stecher (knee), Chris Tanev (upper-body), Derek Dorsett (upper-body).

MORNING SKATE:

* The Pens held an optional skate. Missing were Olli Maatta, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Malkin and Sidney Crosby. 

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