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Game Preview: Pens-Oilers

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins and Oilers face off in a possible Stanley Cup Final preview. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Oilers

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: AT&T SportsNet

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X


1. The Pens have scored power-play goals in six consecutive games, and in 8 of their 9 games.

2. Goalie Matt Murray is 9-0-1 in his last 10 starts at home (regular season and playoffs), which includes 3 shutouts, a .947 save percentage and 1.63 GAA.

3. Pittsburgh is 10-0-3 in its last 13 games against Edmonton. It is Pittsburgh's longest active point streak against any team.

4. The Pens recalled goaltender Casey DeSmith, who will serve as tonight's backup.

5. Patrick Marron has scored in 2 straight games, while Connor McDavid has points in 4 of the last 5 games (5A).


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

EDM - Drake Caggiula, Leon Draisaitl, Brian Ferlin, Andrej Sekera, Ryan Stanton.


*The Pens held an optional morning skate. Players that opted out were Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Justin Schultz, Kris Letang

*Oilers coach Todd McLellan said Draisaitl and Caggiula will play if cleared by doctors. 

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