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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Vancouver

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins




PENSTV SOUND

Marcel Goc



Christian Ehrhoff



Brian Dumoulin



Thomas Greiss



Robert Bortuzzo





--Sam Kasan


BEHIND ENEMY LINES




Looks like we won't be seeing Ryan Miller in net tonight, as Eddie Lack (above) was the first goalie off the ice after morning skate


Miller certainly looks different in green and blue...


Thank God for the helmet numbers. Otherwise I would have no idea which Sedin this is. It's Daniel, for those of you who are wondering.


Current Sedins linemate Radim Vrbrata.


Former Sedins linemate Alex Burrows.


Former NYR Derek Dorsett

--Michelle Crechiolo and Joey Sykes


QUOTE 'EM







--Michelle Crechiolo and Sam Kasan


PENS PICS

Aww. Dupuis and Downie sign for the kids. Even though they're wearing enemy colors...


With Bortuzzo out, Dumoulin will make his NHL season debut


Greiss will make his home debut tonight



Stretching it out



Adams prepares his stick



Downie follows through


Nick Spaling


Olli focused


Assistant coach Gary Agnew is ready for his closeup

--Michelle Crechiolo and Joey Sykes


LINEUP UPDATE
Here are a few notes on tonight's lineup...
  • Goc told the coaches that he's good to go. It's now up to the doctors and coaches.
  • Greiss will make his first home start.
  • Letang's groin injury will take about 2 weeks, per coach Johnston.
--Sam Kasan


MORNING SKATE INFO
Extremely optional morning skate. Twelve skaters and both goalies taking part. Here's the roll call: Spaling, Megna, Comeau, Ebbett, Downie, Sill, Goc, Adams, Maatta, Despres, Dumoulin and Bortuzzo.

--Sam Kasan


DIGITAL PREVIEW


--Sam Kasan


PENS PICS



Downie fires one


Spaling wonders where he's at


Megnatron and Dumoulin begin their daily stretches


Adams spruces up his twig


Comeau attempts a dangle


Intense Olli Face


The Greiss is right


The Flower


Coach Agnew

--Joey Sykes



SCOUTING THE CANUCKS



--Sam Kasan


START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens will battle one of the top teams in the West when the Vancouver Canucks visit CONSOL Energy Center. Could this be a Stanley Cup Final preview? I'll tell you in June. But for now, it will be a great matchup. Here are some game notes to get you going...
  • The Penguins host the Vancouver Canucks (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
  • Pittsburgh has won four straight games against the Canucks.
  • The Penguins have won 12 of the last 17 games against the Canucks here in Pittsburgh.
  • Last season, both games between the Penguins and Canucks advanced to a shootout, with Pittsburgh winning both contests. Evgeni Malkin had the game-deciding goal on Oct. 19 at CONSOL Energy Center; and Sidney Crosby had the game-deciding tally on Jan. 7.
  • Marc-Andre Fleury was the winning netminder in both contests, stopping all six shooters he faced.
  • Pittsburgh and Vancouver also went to a shootout on Oct. 6, 2011, when Kris Letang and Malkin both scored and Fleury turned aside both shooters faced. That makes three consecutive games between the teams that have advanced to shootouts.
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--Sam Kasan
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