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Penguins Report: Game Day vs. Winnipeg

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins




GAME DAY REPORT



--Sam Kasan


PENSTV VIDEOS

SIDNEY CROSBY



KRIS LETANG



PATRIC HORNQVIST



DAVID PERRON



BRANDON SUTTER




--Sam Kasan


QUOTE 'EM


--Sam Kasan


COACH UPDATES
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




--Sam Kasan


PENS PICS


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...

Kunitz-Spaling-Perron
Hornqvist-Sutter-Bennett
Arcobello-Goc-Downie
Sill-Ebbett-Adams

Martin-Letang
Ehrhoff-Bortuzzo
Scuderi-Despres-Harrington

--Sam Kasan


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).
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--Sam Kasan
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