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Game Preview: Pens-Wings

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens finish a 3-game road trip with a visit to Detroit for their final game at Joe Louis Arena. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Red Wings

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Joe Louis Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens play their final game ever at Joe Louis Arena, the site of Pittsburgh raising its 3rd Stanley Cup championship on June 12, 2009 … Five players remain on the roster from the '09 Cup run: Sidney Crosby; Evgeni Malkin; Kris Letang; Marc-Andre Fleury; and Chris Kunitz … The Pens finish a 3-game road trip in Detroit after losing their first 2 contests of the swing … Pittsburgh's back-to-back regulation losses to Washington (Wednesday) and Ottawa (Thursday) were the team's first such setbacks in 90 games … Crosby has points in 14 of his last 17 games (11G-19A) … Conor Sheary has scored points in 6 of his last 8 games, including a 5-game scoring streak, for 7 total points (3G-4A) … Detroit has the 2nd-worst record in the Eastern Conference (2 points ahead of the NY Islanders) … The Wings have 1 win in their past 6 games (1-3-2) … Detroit has suffered 178 man-games lost this season due to injury. Currently on the mend are Darren Helm (shoulder), Niklas Kronwall (lower-body), Brendan Smith (knee) and Jimmy Howard (knee) … The ageless Henrik Zetterberg, 36, leads the club with 30 points.

MORNING SKATE REPORT: 

*The Pens had full attendance at the morning skate

*Pens workflow…

Sheary-Crosby-Rust

Hagelin-Malkin-Hornqvist

Kunitz-Bonino-Kessel

Wilson-Cullen-Fehr/Kuhnhackl

Cole-Letang

Maatta-Daley

Oleksy-Schultz-Warsofsky

*PP1: Letang, Malkin, Crosby, Kessel, Hornqvist

PP2: Schultz, Daley, Bonino, Sheary, Kunitz

*Marc-Andre Fleury will start in goal

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