PENSTV INTERVIEWSBen Lovejoy Kris Letang --Michelle Crechiolo
GAME DAY REPORT
Celina Pompeani and Sam Kasan discuss the Pens taking on the Sharks tonight in San Jose. --Michelle Crechiolo
QUOTE 'EM--Michelle Crechiolo
Malkin (fourth) and Sidney Crosby (tied for fifth) both rank in the top-five of the NHL scoring leaders. The Capitals (Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom) are the only other NHL team that can make that same claim.
Patric Hornqvist is red hot with seven goals in his last seven games, including the OT winner at Los Angeles on Saturday
Thankfully Marc-Andre Fleury doesn't have to go up against him in games
Beau and Steve laughing at something (or someone)
Comeau, that's not your usual linemate
I wish I knew what happened that made Sutter crack up
A glimpse into a morning skate drill
Cole recorded his first point as a Pen (vs. Anaheim on Friday) when he wound up like this and took a shot that Hornqvist deflected
David Perron--Michelle Crechiolo (captions) and Sam Kasan (photos)
MORNING SKATE DEETS
The Pens are back on the ice for morning skate after getting the day off yesterday. All players are present and accounted for here at SAP Center, including defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, who has missed 16 of the last 17 games with concussion symptoms.
The team used the following workflow...
Scuderi-Cole-Ehrhoff (Ehrhoff is taking every other rush).--Michelle Crechiolo
DIGITAL PREVIEW--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE SHARKS --Sam Kasan
START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens look to make it a California sweep when they enter the SAP Center for a showdown with the San Jose Sharks. Pittsburgh has already defeated Anaheim and Los Angeles on the Cali swing. Though, they'll have to overcome history to do so. Pittsburgh hasn't won a game in San Jose since 1997. Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
- The Penguins complete a four-game road swing against the San Jose Sharks (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio 105.9 The X) at the SAP Center at San Jose.
- The Penguins are 6-1 in their last seven games. During that run they are outscoring foes by a 25-14 margin. Four of the six wins have come on the road.
- Pittsburgh has earned at least one point in 15 of its last 21 games dating back to Jan. 20. During that span the Penguins have a 12-6-3 record (.643 pct.).
- The Penguins are 8-2-1 in their last 11 road games.
- This is the first meeting of the year between the Penguins and Sharks.
- Last season the two clubs split the season series with each winning at home.
- The Penguins are hoping to end an 11-game winless stretch (0-9-2) here in San Jose. Pittsburgh’s last win here was a 5-2 victory on Oct. 22, 1997.
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan