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Game Preview: Pens-Jets

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins continue their 5-game road trip with a stop in Winnipeg for the tail end of back-to-back games. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Jets

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: Bell MTS Place

TV: AT&T SportsNet

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

5 THINGS:

1. The Pens are 0-3 this season on the second half of back-to-back series. They have 19 total during the season, most in the NHL (tied with Ottawa).

2. Pittsburgh's power play has scored a goal in all 7 road contests this season. The man-advantage tally against Minnesota was the 1st given up at home by the Wild all season.

3. Forward Ryan Reaves is a native of Winnipeg.

4. The Pens and Jets played 3 days ago with Pittsburgh earning a 2-1 overtime victory thanks to Phil Kessel's breakaway winner.

5. One day after losing 2-1 to the Pens in OT, the Jets lost to Columbus, 2-1, in OT.

INJURIES:

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

WPG -Adam Lowry (upper-body), Mathieu Perreault (lower-body).

MORNING SKATE:

*The Pens did not hold a morning skate due to play in back-to-back contests.

*The team hadn't decided which goaltender will start tonight. That will officially take place at head coach Mike Sullivan's 5 p.m. availability.

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