PENS TV SOUNDSidney Crosby
See if you can catch the part of the interview where ROOT Sports Dan Potash falls on his face. Kris Letang --Sam Kasan
QUOTE 'EM--Sam Kasan
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Joining the rush
Waiting in line
Cam Atkinson goes after a puck
Jack Skille seconds from the release--Haley Sawyer
Kris Letang and Thomas Greiss chat it up
Photo op for Robert Bortuzzo
Derrick Pouliot centers the puck
Sidney Crosby skillfully skates
Rick Tocchet and Steve Downie share some words
David Perron juggles the puck
Zach Sill does a balancing act
Downie strikes again
Crosby joins the conversation--Haley Sawyer
MORNING SKATE DEETS
The Pens are holding an optional skate today. Twelve players and both goalies took part, including Sidney Crosby and Simon Despres, both of whom were given a maintenance day on Wednesday. The players were: Downie; Crosby; Perron; Bennett; Lapierre; Sill; Adams; Bortuzzo; Pouliot; Ehrhoff; Despres; and Letang. --Sam Kasan
DIGITAL PREVIEW--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE JACKETS --Sam Kasan
START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens hope to solve their Metro Division woes when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Here are some game notes to get you going...
- The Penguins complete a brief two-game homestand against the Columbus Blue Jackets (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio 105.9 The X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
- Pittsburgh has a seven-game unbeaten stretch against the Blue Jackets (6-0-1). The Penguins’ last regulation setback against the Blue Jackets was 4-1 on Feb. 8, 2011 at CONSOL Energy Center.
- The Penguins’ seven-game unbeaten stretch is the longest in the series history between the teams.
- The Penguins have won three straight games against Columbus here in Pittsburgh.
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan