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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Carolina

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins




GAME DAY REPORT



--Sam Kasan


CROSBY'S 800TH POINT



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PENSTV SOUND

Brandon Sutter



Sidney Crosby



Patric Hornqvist



Kris Letang



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BEHIND ENEMY LINES


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FLEURY STARTS
Pens head coach Mike Johnston confirmed that Marc-Andre Fleury will get the start tonight against the Hurricanes. Today is also his 30th birthday. I'm sure he would like to celebrate with a win.



--Sam Kasan


QUOTE 'EM


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PENS PICS


Happy lineys


Happy birthday to Marc-Andre Fleury, who turns 30 today


This guy just had a hat trick last game that included the overtime game-winner. No big deal


Equipment manager Dana Heinze checking out Spaling's gloves


Letang with head coach Mike Johnston


Ehrhoff with assistant coach Gary Agnew


Downie was passing pucks to...


...Hornqvist at the front of the net


Scuds getting his stick ready


Malkin's been on fire the last couple games


More happy Sid-Hornqvist pics


The captain all smiles

--Michelle Crechiolo


MORNING SKATE INFO



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DIGITAL PREVIEW


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SCOUTING THE 'CANES



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START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens kick off a home-and-home, back-to-back series with the Carolina Hurricanes. Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
  • The Penguins begin a home-and-home series with the Carolina Hurricanes (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
  • The Penguins have a six-game unbeaten stretch at CONSOL Energy Center (5-0-1).
  • Pittsburgh has lost in regulation just twice in its past 15 games this season (12-2-1).
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 in its last six games against Carolina and 8-2 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Penguins are 6-1 in their last seven games against the Hurricanes here in Pittsburgh.
  • During those seven games in Pittsburgh, the Penguins have outscored the Hurricanes, 26-18.
  • Tonight the Penguins begin their fourth set of back-to-back games. Thus far they have a cumulative record of 2-2-2 in back-to-backs.
  • The Penguins are 1-1-1 in both the front and back ends of back-to-backs.
  • Penguins GM Jim Rutherford will face the Carolina Hurricanes for the first time since joining Pittsburgh. Rutherford was Carolina’s GM from 1994-2014, leading the Canes to a Stanley Cup championship in 2006 and a Cup Final appearance in 2002.
  • G Marc-Andre Fleury celebrates his 30th birthday tonight.
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--Sam Kasan
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