GAME DAY REPORT --Sam Kasan
PENSTV SOUNDSidney Crosby Nick Spaling --Sam Kasan
Johnston knows how to point
Sutter is confused by the concept of dualism
Oh my Goc
Tocchett should coach with his trapjaw helmet
Black or white? So polarized
Sill with a smirk worthy of the movie Gone Girl
Letang is much more aerodynamic without his hair
Martin with his serious pass look
Bortuzzo on the ice after the team's morning skate
Group session--Sam Kasan
QUOTE 'EM--Sam Kasan
The Pens will be using the same lineup from Game 1 against Anaheim tonight when they take on the Leafs.
Fleury in net--Sam Kasan
BEHIND ENEMY LINES --Sam Kasan
PENS DIGITAL PREVIEW
(Stick tap: Evan Schall)--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE LEAFS --Sam Kasan
START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens will battle the Maple Leafs in Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Toronto opened the season with a heartbreaking 4-3 home loss to rival Montreal Canadiens, giving up the winning goal in the final minute of regulation.
Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
- The Penguins play their first road game of the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at Air Canada Centre.
- Prior to losing their first road game to the Florida Panthers last season (6-3 on Oct. 11), the Penguins had won five straight road openers.
- Pittsburgh is 20-18-8 all-time in road openers.
- This marks the third time in club history that the Penguins have played their road opener in Toronto. The most-recent time was Oct. 14, 2002, a 5-4 Penguins victory. Mario Lemieux and Aleksey Morozov had two goals and two assists each. Current Penguins assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald was in Toronto’s lineup that night.
- On Oct. 16, 1968, the Penguins and Maple Leafs tied, 2-2, in Pittsburgh’s first road game.
- The Penguins are 5-3-1 in their last nine visits to Toronto.
(Stick tap: Pens PR)
We'll start the day with a selection from a very good friend of mine and Pens fan that lives in Toronto. Here is City and Colour "Fragile Bird." --Sam Kasan