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Game Preview: Pens-Wild

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens try to continue their home success when they host the Minnesota Wild.

MATCH: Penguins vs. Wild

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, The X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens are 6-0-1 at home this season, the 3rd-longest home unbeaten streak in club history … The Pens are 1 of 3 NHL teams to be undefeated at home (New Jersey, Montreal) … Conor Sheary has the hot hand for the Pens with 4 points (2G-2A) in the past 2 games … Phil Kessel has a 6-game home point streak for Pittsburgh (3G-A-8PTS) … Sidney Crosby's point streak ended, but he still has 10 points (8G-2A) in 7 games this season … The Pens have won 4 straight against Minnesota, including 3 straight in Pittsburgh … Zach Parise has missed the past 3 games with a lower-body injury … The Wild have allowed only 2 power-play goals all season and have the NHL's top PK unit (93.5%) … Eric Staal has 48 career points (21G-27A) in 48 games against Pittsburgh … Goaltender Devan Dubnyk has allowed 3 total goals in the past 5 games, including posting 3 consecutive shutouts in that stretch for a Wild franchise record shutout streak (183:16) … The Pens are celebrating Veterans Day at tonight's game. They've invited 12 post-9/11 veterans to the game and morning skate. The Pens will wear special camouflage jerseys in the pre-game warmup.

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*The Pens had full attendance at the morning skate.

*The Pens used the same workflow from Tuesday's win against Edmonton…

Kunitz-Malkin-Kessel

Hagelin-Crosby-Hornqvist

Sheary-Bonino-Rust

Wilson-Cullen-Fehr

Dumoulin-Letang

Maatta-Daley

Cole-Schultz

Oleksy-Sestito

PP1: Letang, Malkin, Kessel, Crosby, Hornqvist

PP2: Daley, Schultz, Bonino, Sheary

*Marc-Andre Fleury was the 1st goalie off of the ice from morning skate.

 

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