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Game Preview: Pens-Yotes

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins wrapup the Dads' Trip tonight in Arizona against the Coyotes. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Coyotes

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: Gila River Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

The Pens defeated Arizona, 7-0, in the previous matchup in Pittsburgh on Dec. 12. Goalie Matt Murray made 32 saves for the shutout, while 13 different players recorded a point … The Pens are 4-0-1 since the All-Star break … Sidney Crosby's quest for 1,000 points continues as he sits 2 away at 998. He would become the 86th player in NHL history to reach the milestone … Patric Hornqvist potted 2 goals against Colorado on Thursday … Defenseman Justin Schultz notched 2 assists against the Avalanche to add to his career high of 30 helpers and 39 points … Chris Kunitz has 6 points (3G-3A) in his last 6 games … Pittsburgh injuries: Evgeni Malkin (lower-body); Carl Hagelin (concussion); Conor Sheary (upper-body) … Although the Coyotes have the 2nd worst record in the Western Conference, they are 4-2-1 in their last 7 contests … Former Penguin Alex Goligoski has a 3-game scoring streak (1G-3A) ... Shane Doan became the 17th player in NHL history to 1,500 games in December. He ranks 15th in all-time games played (1,518) and is playing in his 21st NHL season - all with the Coyotes organization … Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 7 power-play goals on the year. His 37 man-advantage scores since 2013-14 rank 2nd among all league blueliners (Shea Weber, 41) … Radim Vrbata leads the team in goals (t-11), assists (24) and points (35) … Arizona injuries: Brad Richardson (lower-body).

MORNING SKATE REPORT: 

The Pens did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Head coach Mike Sullivan will address the media at 6 p.m. EST.

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