PENSTV SOUNDMarcel 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
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
Assistant coach Gary Agnew is ready for his closeup--Michelle Crechiolo and Joey Sykes
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.
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
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
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.
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan