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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Montreal

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins



GAME DAY REPORT



--Sam Kasan


PENS TV SOUND

Sidney Crosby



David Perron



Beau Bennett



--Sam Kasan


PENS PICS


Roll call...


Captain's log: Star date 1.10.15. Our second trip in Montreal. My location, Bell Centre.


Fleury plays hide-and-seek. We can still see you pal.


Asst. coach Rick Tocchet auditioning for a spot on the PK


Crosby and Perron discuss the power play, transition and the disappearance of the Indus Valley civilization.


Martin tries to inhale Scuderi. Didn't work out so well for him.


Kunitz makes a better door than window.


Loose pay. Bedlam ensues.


All-Star???


Perron with a rip.


Ehrhoff looking to let loose his cannon.


Pens spreading rumors behind asst. coach Gary Agnew's back.

--Sam Kasan


THEY SAID IT


--Sam Kasan


MORNING SKATE INFO
All the Pens are accounted for at the morning skate. And it looks like there is some line shuffling. Chris Kunitz is back in his familiar spot of flanking Sidney Crosby. Here is the team's workflow...

Kunitz-Crosby-Perron
Spaling-Malkin-Bennett
Rust-Sutter-Downie
Sill/Ebbett-Goc-Adams

Letang-Ehrhoff
Bortuzzo-Martin
Scuderi-Despres/Pouliot

--Sam Kasan


DIGITAL PREVIEW


--Sam Kasan


SCOUTING THE HABS



--Sam Kasan


START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans. The Pens are in the beautiful city of Montreal to battle the Habs in a matchup of two top division contenders. Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
  • The Penguins conclude the season series against the Montreal Canadiens (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at the Bell Centre.
  • Pittsburgh is hoping to end a five-game road winless stretch (0-2-3) tonight. The Penguins’ last road win was a 3-2 win at Carolina on Nov. 29.
  • Although the Penguins haven’t won on the road in over a month, and they have played the fewest amount of road games in the conference, they still have the sixh-highest road point total (22 points) of any Eastern Conference club.
  • The Penguins have earned at least one point in 13 of 17 road games thus far (9-4-4).
  • Tonight is Pittsburgh’s 100th all-time visit to Montreal. The Penguins have 16 victories in 35 all-time games at the Bell Centre (16-11-8 overall mark). Pittsburgh won just four times in 64 games at the historic Montreal Forum.
  • Pittsburgh is 8-2-2 in its last 12 games against the Canadiens.
  • Here in Montreal, the Penguins are 6-2-2 in their last 10 visits.
  • Pittsburgh has scored a power-play goal in three straight visits to the Bell Centre (3-for-6 overall).
  • A win tonight would give the Penguins 25 wins by the midway point of a season for just the fifth time in franchise history (excludes lockout seasons).
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--Sam Kasan
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