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Game Preview: Pens-Panthers

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh hosts the Florida Panthers for a Saturday evening showdown. Tonight's game is presented by UPMC.

MATCH: Penguins vs. Panthers

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: AT&T SportsNet

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

5 NOTES ON THE GAME:

1. The Pens' power play has 4 goals in the past 2 games. They are 6 for 23 overall for a 26.1-percent conversion rate.

2. Bryan Rust leads the Pens in scoring and assists with 7 and 6 respectively. Rust has notched points in 4 of Pittsburgh's first 5 games.

3. Defenseman Kris Letang collected an assist in Thursday's game in Tampa Bay, which was the 300th of his career. Letang is only the 2nd Pens blueliner to reach the 300 mark (Paul Coffey, 332).

4. With a win tonight, Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo would surpass Curtis Joseph for 4th all-time in NHL history. The duo is currently tied at 454 victories.

5. Radim Vrbata leads the Cats with 13 shots and has assists in 3 straight games. He has 17 points (7G-10A) in 22 career contests against Pittsburgh.  

INJRIES:

PIT - Ian Cole (mouth)

FLA - None

MORNING SKATE:

* Ian Cole was the only player not on the ice for the morning skate, though he did skate in the morning.

* The Pens used the following workflow…

Guentzel-Crosby-Sheary

Rust-Malkin-Kessel

Hagelin-McKegg-Hornqvist

Kuhnhackl-Rowney-Reaves

(Wilson, Archibald)

Dumoulin-Letang

Maatta-Ruhwedel

Hunwick-Schultz

(Summers)

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