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Game Preview: Pens-Flames

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens face off against the Calgary Flames as they continue their 5-game road swing. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Flames

TIME: 9 p.m. EST

PLACE: Scotiabank Saddledome

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens face the Calgary Flames for the 2nd and final time this season, and only time in Alberta … Pittsburgh is 3-0 on its current 5-game road trip and has won 5 straight contests … The Pens fell to the Flames, 3-2, in a shootout in Pittsburgh. The Pens rallied from 2-0 in the 3rd period to force the game to the extra sessions … Conor Sheary (1G-1A), Jake Guentzel (1G-1A) and Sidney Crosby (2A) combined for 6 points against Vancouver on Saturday … Scott Wilson has a 3-game scoring streak (3A) … Marc-Andre Fleury is coming off of a 40-save performance against Edmonton … Matt Murray is coming off of a 27-save shutout against Vancouver … The Pens recalled Josh Archibald from WBS ... Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (knee), Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Patric Hornqvist (concussion), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (hand), Bryan Rust (upper-body) … The Flames have won 9 straight games and are 10-0-1 in their last 11. A victory against the Pens would tie the franchise record winning streak of 10 games (Oct. 14-Nov. 3, 1978). Calgary has outscored opponents 34-15 on their winning stretch … Goaltender Brian Elliott has posted back-to-back shutouts for Calgary against Montreal (24 saves) and Winnipeg (31). He is 12-1-1 in his last 14 starts … Michael Frolik has a 4-game scoring streak (2G-4A) … Calgary injuries: Ladislav Smid (neck).

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*Matt Cullen joined the Pens for their morning skate session and participated in line rushes. He will be a game-time decision.

*The Pens used the following lines:

Guentzel-Crosby-Shear

Kunitz-Malkin-Kessel

Cullen-Bonino-Wilson

Kuhnhackl-Sundqvist-Rowney

Dumoulin-Schultz

Streit-Hainsey

Cole-Ruhwedel

(Sestito)-Gaunce

*Fleury was the 1st goalie off the ice and will start

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