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Game Preview: Pens-Flyers

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins host cross-state rival Philadelphia for the first time this season. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Flyers

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: AT&T SportsNet

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

5 THINGS

1. Phil Kessel is coming off of a 4-point night (2G-2A) against Tampa Bay. He has 18 points (7G-11A) in the month of November, behind only Johnny Gaudreau and Brayden Schenn (19).

2. Riley Sheahan has points in 5 of his last 6 games (1G-4A).

3. Mike Sullivan's next win behind the bench for the Penguins will be his 96th with the franchise and will move him past Scotty Bowman for fourth place in team history.

4. The Flyers enter tonight's game on a 7-game winless streak (0-3-4).

5. Jakub Voracek has a 5-game scoring streak for 8 points (3G-5A). He has 34 career points (17G-17A) in 32 games against Pittsburgh in his career.

INJURIES:

PIT - Evgeni Malkin (upper-body).

PHI - MacDonald (lower-body).

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*Center Evgeni Malkin (upper-body) was the only player absent from the morning skate.

*The Pens used the following workflow...

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