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Game Preview: Pens-Jackets (Game 3)

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets in Game 3 of the Metro Division First Round matchup. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Jackets

SERIES: 2-0 PIT
TIME: 6 p.m. EST

PLACE: Nationwide Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens have a 2-0 series lead after back-to-back wins in Game 1 (3-1) and Game 2 (4-1) … The Pens have blocked 45 shots in the 2 games. Brian Dumoulin leads the team with 6 … Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead the Pens in scoring with 3 points each … 13 different Pens have recorded a point in the series … Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has stopped 70 of 72 shots … Pittsburgh injuries: Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Chris Kunitz (lower-body), Kris Letang (herniated disc), Matt Murray (lower-body), Chad Ruhwedel …Columbus has delivered 100 hits in the first 2 games … Pittsburgh-native Brandon Saad scored the lone Jackets' goal in Game 2 ... Matt Calvert was suspended 1 game for his late-game cross check on Tom Kuhnhackl. The Jackets recalled winger Markus Hannikainen from Cleveland ... Columbus Injuries: Clarkson (back), Murray (hand), Sedlak (upper-body). 

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

The Pens did not hold a morning skate. Head coach Mike Sullivan will provide any updates at 4 p.m. EST. 

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