GAME DAY REPORT
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
Carrick ready for a drill
This pic is pricelss--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith
PENS TV SOUND
--Sam Kasan & Addison Smith
MORNING SKATE INFO
James Neal, who missed the past two days with an upper-body injury, is back on the ice with the team for the morning skate. The group used the following workflow...
PP1: Malkin, Letang on points. Neal, Crosby and Kunitz down low.
PP2: Niskanen, Maatta on points. Sutter, Jokinen and Drazenovic down low.
The Pens have always been one of the most active sports franchises in their community. And with so many non-game days this week, the team has been fully engaged. Below is just a taste of the work they've done.
Pens & Pins
Skate with the Greats
The Caps are playing the Pens on the tail end of back-to-backs after dropping a 2-1 shootout game to the San Jose Sharks last night in D.C. For a scouting report on the Caps, check out the video below.
START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans! Tonight the Pens continue their division rivalry with the Washington Capitals. It's always an amazing tilt when Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin and Backstrom get together for some competitive ice hockey.
- The Penguins return home to host the Washington Capitals (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
- The Penguins enter tonight’s game having won a franchise record-tying 12 straight home games. It’s the NHL’s longest home winning streak of the season.
- Pittsburgh enters tonight’s game having not lost in regulation in its last five games (4-0-1).
- The Penguins are 13-2-1 in their last 16 games.
- Pittsburgh has won five straight games against Washington and six of the last seven meetings.
- During the last four meetings the Penguins have outscored the Capitals, 17-6.
- The Penguins are 3-0 in their last three home games against the Capitals and 3-0-1 in their last four home games against Washington.
Stick tap: Pens PR
Today's song comes via a special request by the honorable Scott Sutter. Here is Jason Aldean's "Night Train."