The Penguins open up their western Canadian swing with a showdown against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.
MATCH: Penguins vs. Oilers
TIME: 8:30 p.m. EST
PLACE: Rogers Place
TV: AT&T SportsNet
RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X
1. Sidney Crosby is 3-0 in matchups against Connor McDavid.
2. The Penguins are a combined 15-3-3 against Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver since 2007-08, including 5-0-2 against the Oilers.
3. The Penguins have points in 14-straight games against the Oilers, 11-0-3, their longest point streak against any NHL club.
4. Three Oilers players are on the cusp of milestones. Cam Talbot has 99 wins, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 99 goals, Zack Kassian has 99 points.
5. Connor McDavid has 144 career points for the Oilers, that's 2 behind former Oiler and current Pens GM Bill Guerin.
PIT - Matt Hunwick (concussion), Carter Rowney (hand), Justin Schultz (concussion).
EDM - Brian Ferlin, Andrej Sekera.
*The Penguins held an optional morning skate. Those that sat out were Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel, Kris Letang and Riley Sheahan.
*Matt Murray will start in goal.