GAME DAY REPORT --Sam Kasan
PENS TV SOUNDJussi Jokinen Jayson Megna --Sam Kasan
QUOTE 'EM--Sam Kasan
12 players skate
Fleury makes a save
MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens held an optional morning skate at Jobing.com Arena. Twelve players took part: Jokinen, Ebbett, Gibbons, Megna, Pyatt, Kobasew, Niskanen, Bortuzzo, Engelland, Maatta, Zatkoff and Fleury. --Sam Kasan
Even though the Mothers' Trip officially ends tonight, PensTV (Mark Cottington) cut together a nice video. --Sam Kasan
For a scouting report on the 'Yotes check out Michelle Crechiolo's video below... --Sam Kasan
START THE DAY
Good afternoon hockey fans! The Pens will finish off the first-ever Mothers' Trip with an 8 p.m. EST contest against the Phoenix Coyotes. Here are some game notes to get you started...
- The Penguins complete a two-game road trip against the Phoenix Coyotes (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at Jobing.com Arena.
- With a win tonight the Penguins will finish the team’s first-ever ‘Mothers’ Trip’ with a perfect 2-0 record. The Penguins went 2-0 on three previous occasions when they held ‘Dads’ Trips’ in the past (2006-07; ’09-10; ’10-11)
- Pittsburgh is 9-2-1 in its last 12 games.
- Pittsburgh has won three straight games against the Phoenix Coyotes.
- The Penguins have won five of the seven games between the two teams since the 2006-07 campaign.
- This is the Penguins’ first visit to Phoenix since Nov. 6, 2010 when Pittsburgh stormed back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to register a 4-3 shootout win. Chris Kunitz scored the game-tying goal to force overtime and Mark Letestu tallied the game-deciding shootout marker. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and Evgeni Malkin scored the other Pittsburgh goal.
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This is the finale of the first-ever Mothers' Trip. But here is some parting advice from Mr. T. I pity the fool who doesn't listen. --Sam Kasan