GAME DAY REPORT --Sam Kasan
PENSTV VIDEOSSIDNEY CROSBY KRIS LETANG PATRIC HORNQVIST DAVID PERRON BRANDON SUTTER --Sam Kasan
QUOTE 'EM--Sam Kasan
Pens head coach Mike Johnston had a few updates for tonight's game...
- Patric Hornqvist is a game-time decision
- Kris Letang is a game-time decision
- David Perron is a game-time decision (a lot of those)
- Thomas Greiss starting in goal
Patric Hornqvist skated with the team for a second straight day
Sidney Crosby, who is dealing with a lower-body injury, also practiced
Reunited with his buddy Marc-Andre Fleury
Kris Letang all smiles as he takes the ice
Chris Kunitz is ready to get back to business after a relaxing All-Star break somewhere warm
Paul Martin falls in line
Bryan Rust pulls the trigger--Haley Sawyer
MORNING SKATE INFO
All of the Pens' healthy players are on the ice as well as injured forwards Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist (lower bodies) and defenseman Kris Letang (concussion). Here was the workflow...
DIGITAL PREVIEW--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE JETS --Sam Kasan
START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans! Tonight the regular season gets back underway following the All-Star break. The Pens will host the red-hot Winnipeg Jets, who are riding a 5-game winning streak into Pittsburgh. Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
- The Penguins host the Winnipeg Jets (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio 105.9 The X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
- Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 this season against the Central Division.
- The Penguins have a 13-game home winning streak against the Jets.
- Overall, the Penguins have won five straight and eight of nine games against Winnipeg.
- The Penguins have scored 35 goals in six games against the Jets franchise here at CONSOL Energy Center (5.83 avg.).
- Tonight the Penguins begin their ninth set of back-to-back games. Thus far they have a cumulative record of 6-4-6; including 3-2-3 the first night and 3-2-3 in the second game.
- The Penguins played back-to-back games in their final contests before the All-Star Break, dropping a pair of post-regulation contests by identical 3-2 scores at Philadelphia (OT) and versus Chicago (SO).
Stick tap: Pens PR--Sam Kasan