The Pens host cross-state rival Philadelphia as part of a 3-game homestand.
MATCH: Penguins vs. Flyers
TIME: 7 p.m. EST
PLACE: PPG Paints Arena
RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X
WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Pittsburgh is unbeaten in its last 5 games (3-0-2) and 8-1-3 in its past 12 … The Pens are 22-2-3 in the last 27 home games … Cameron Gaunce posted his 1st career multi-point game with 1G-1A against NY Islanders … Phil Kessel has a 5-game home point streak (1G-6A), and 41 points 15G-26A) in 37 home games this season … The Pens recalled defenseman David Warsofsky from WBS … Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (knee), Jake Guentzel (concussion), Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Ron Hainsey (upper-body), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (hand), Evgeni Malkin (upper-body), Tom Sestito (upper-body), Scott Wilson (lower-body) … The Pens are wearing their Stadium Series jerseys tonight … The Flyers are mathematically alive, but the light is dimming quickly as they sit 8 points out of the last Wild Card spot with 8 games to play … Sean Couturier has 3 goals and 10 points in his past 11 games … Claude Giroux has 8 points (2G-6A) in his last 10 contests.
*Wilson (lower-body) joined the team for their morning skate. All other expected players were there.
*The Pens used the following workflow…
*PP1: Schultz, Crosby, Kessel, Sheary, Bonino
PP2: Streit, Warsofsky, Cullen, Hornqvist, Kunitz
*Matt Murray was the 1st goalie off the ice and will start
*Daley, Guentzel, Letang and Maatta all skated prior to the team's morning skate