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Game Preview: Pens-Jets

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins host the Winnipeg Jets prior to embarking on a 5-game road trip.

MATCH: Penguins vs. Jets

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: AT&T SportsNet

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

5 NOTES:

1. Pittsburgh enters tonight's game having won 16-straight home games against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise since March 24, 2007.

2. Evgeni Malkin has 30 points (10G-20A) in 16 career home games vs. Winnipeg.

3. Sidney Crosby recorded his 1,000th career NHL point (assist) against Winnipeg on Feb. 16, 2017.

4. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has won 4 consecutive games to start the season, matching a career-best winning streak.

5. Winnipeg's Nikolaj Ehlers has 6 goals in his last 4 games, all wins.

INJURIES:

PIT - Matt Hunwick (concussion), Carter Rowney (hand), Justin Schultz (concussion).

WPG - Matt Hendricks (lower-body), Dustin Byfuglien (lower-body), Adam Lowry (upper-body), Dmitry Kulikov (upper-body), Mathieu Perreault (lower-body).

MORNING SKATE:

*Crosby and Phil Kessel are the only players missing from the team's morning skate.

*Pens recalled Frank Corrado this morning. 

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