GAME DAY REPORT
Celina Pompeani and Sam Kasan bring us the latest news from Long Island before tonight's division face-off. --Michelle Crechiolo
LOCKER ROOM INTERVIEWSMark Arcobello Sidney Crosby --Michelle Crechiolo
MORNING SKATE INFO
All the Pens players are on the ice for the morning skate. It looks like new acquisition Arcobello will center the fourth line with Goc moving up to third-line wing. Also, recent recall Harrington appears to be in over Bortuzzo. The Pens used the following workflow...
BEHIND ENEMY LINES --Sam Kasan
HEY NOW, YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR
So this happened yesterday...After Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury arrived at CONSOL Energy Center on Wednesday prior to practice, he was pulled aside by general manager Jim Rutherford.
The Pens GM delivered the news that Fleury had been added to the 2015 NHL All-Star Team.
“It was good news to start the day,” said Fleury, who will be joined by teammates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
Fleury, 30, will be playing in his second career All-Star Game. He participated in the 2011 All-Star Game in Carolina.Full story here.... --Sam Kasan
DIGITAL PREVIEW--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE ISLES --Sam Kasan
START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens are on the island for a showdown with the Metro Division-leading NY Islanders. The Pens are 1 point behind the Isles in the standings and tonight's outcome could feature a change at the top. Here are some game notes to get you ready...
- The Penguins battle for first place in the Metropolitan Division against the New York Islanders (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at Nassau Coliseum.
- The Penguins enter tonight having gone 4-1-1 in their last six contests.
- Pittsburgh has earned points in 14 of their 18 road contests thus far (10-4-4).
- Tonight begins a stretch of three-straight divisional contests for Pittsburgh.
- The Penguins are 1-1-1 this season against the Islanders.
- Pittsburgh is 7-2 in its last nine visits to Nassau Coliseum.
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan