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Penguins Report: Game Day at Calgary

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins




GAME DAY REPORT



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QUOTE 'EM


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FLEURY GETS THE START
Greiss will start tomorrow night in Vancouver. He was in goal for the first meeting of the season between the teams back on December 4, where the Canucks beat the Pens 3-0.



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MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens held an optional morning skate at the Saddledome. Fourteen players took part: Fleury; Greiss; Harrington; Spaling; Comeau; Bennett; Arcobello; Adams; Sill; Lapierre; Bortuzzo; Despres; Pouliot; and Hornqvist.

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DIGITAL PREVIEW



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SCOUTING THE FLAMES



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START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens continue their western Canadian swing with a game against the red hot (pardon the pun) Calgary Flames. Yesterday the Pens practiced in Calgary, but not at Saddledome. Instead they dressed at the Saddledome and then walked (or took a bus) across the street to the Stampede Corral. Check out a few pics below.





For a full look at the day click here.

Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
  • The Penguins continue along their Western Canada swing by facing the Calgary Flames (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio 105.9 The X) at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
  • A win tonight would give the Penguins their first three-game road winning streak since their season-high four-game streak between Oct. 25-Nov. 8.
  • A victory would also ensure a winning trip to Western Canada for the fifth consecutive visit.
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0-2 in its last seven games played in Western Canada (Edmonton; Calgary; Vancouver). Those numbers include identical 2-0-1 marks in each of the Penguins’ last two visits prior to this one.
  • The Penguins have won eight consecutive games against the Flames. That is Pittsburgh’s longest active winning streak against any team.
  • It’s the longest winning streak for either team in the history of the series.
  • Calgary’s last win against Pittsburgh came Dec. 3, 2005 (3-2) at Mellon Arena.
  • Here in Calgary the Penguins have won four straight games. Pittsburgh’s last loss was Dec. 7, 2003 (6-1).
  • Tonight the Penguins begin their 10th set of back-to-back games. Thus far they have a cumulative record of 7-5-6; including 4-2-3 the first night and 3-3-3 in the second game.
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