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Game Preview: Pens-Flyers

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

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

TV: NBCSN

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.

MORNING SKATE:

*Wilson (lower-body) joined the team for their morning skate. All other expected players were there.

*The Pens used the following workflow…

Sheary-Crosby-Rust

Kunitz-Bonino-Hornqvist

Cullen-Rowney-Kessel

Kuhnhackl-Sundqvist-Wilson

Dumoulin-Schultz

Cole-Gaunce

Streit-Ruhwedel

Warsofsky-(Archibald)

*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

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