GAME DAY REPORT
Celina Pompeani and Sam Kasan discuss tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks. --Michelle Crechiolo
Craig Adams --Michelle Crechiolo
QUOTE 'EM--Sam Kasan
LETANG DIAGNOSED WITH CONCUSSION
Head coach Mike Johnston had a few updates on the game...
- Johnston confirmed that defenseman Kris Letang has a concussion. He's been released from the hospital, but will not be in the lineup tonight. "Like anything else, we’ll just take it as a day-to-day thing and we’ll see how he reacts and recovers from it," Johnston said.
- Johnston said the team will go with five defensemen for the game and, if need be, Daniel Winnik could drop back to defense if needed.
- David Perron is doubtful for the game and "probably out" per Johnston. He missed Saturday's 3-2 win against Arizona with an illness.
Watch below for the full update on Kris Letang from coach Johnston... --Sam Kasan
MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens held an optional morning skate. Seven players and both goalies took part: Beau Bennett; Craig Adams; Blake Comeau; Nick Spaling; Maxim Lapierre; Daniel Winnik; Derick Pouliot; Marc-Andre Fleury; and Thomas Greiss. --Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE SHARKS --Sam Kasan
START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens go for a back-to-back sweep when they host the San Jose Sharks. Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
- The Penguins conclude back-to-back weekend games by hosting the San Jose Sharks (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio 105.9 The X) at CONOSL Energy Center.
- The Penguins need seven points in their final seven games to reach 100 for the fifth consecutive full season and the seventh time in the last eight years (excludes shortened campaign).
- The Penguins are 3-0-2 in their last five games against the Sharks here in Pittsburgh.
- The Penguins conclude their 15th set of back-to-back games. Thus far they have a cumulative record of 14-9-6; including 9-3-3 the first night and 5-6-3 in the second game.
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan