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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Winnipeg

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins



GAME DAY REPORT
Celina Pompeani and Sam Kasan discuss tonight's game between the Penguins and the Jets.




--Michelle Crechiolo



MORNING SKATE INFO
The Pens held an optional morning skate at the MTS Centre. Ten players took part - Harrington, Bortuzzo, Despres, Downie, Spaling, Comeau, Sill, Adams, Fleury and Greiss.

--Sam Kasan


FLEURY SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION



The Pens signed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to a four-year, $23-million contract extension. I broke down the signing with an analysis here. Michelle Crechiolo looked at Fleury's career as a whole here. And Twitter reacted to the news here.

And finally, here are some highlights from Fleury's tenure with the Pens.





--Sam Kasan


DIGITAL PREVIEW


--Sam Kasan


SCOUTING THE JETS



--Sam Kasan


START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens are in Winnipeg to battle the Jets. Pittsburgh is looking to extend its winning streak to six games. Here are some game notes to get you ready...
  • The Penguins continue along their season-long five-game road stretch against the Winnipeg Jets (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at MTS Centre.

  • Pittsburgh is 3-0-1 this season on the road. The only other NHL team without a regulation loss on the road is the Florida Panthers (2-0-4).
  • The Penguins continue to feast upon the Western Conference. Since 2011-12, the Penguins have won 34 of 51 games played against 
the West (34-13-4 overall), the most such wins among all Eastern Conference clubs (Boston; 2nd; 30).
  • Since the Jets moved to Winnipeg from Atlanta prior to the 2011-12 season, the Penguins have won seven of the nine games between the teams, outscoring them by a 40-24 advantage.

  • Here in Winnipeg, the Penguins are 3-2 in five games played at MTS Centre.
-Pittsburgh has won four straight games against the Jets regardless of location.
(Stick tap: Pens PR)
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It's always a loud atmosphere in Winnipeg. But nothing gets you more pumped than when the crowd shouts "True North!" during the Canadian national anthem.



--Sam Kasan
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