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Game Preview: Pens-Sharks

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens host the San Jose Sharks at PPG Paints Arena in a rematch of last season's Stanley Cup Final. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Sharks

TIME: 7 p.m EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: ROOT Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, The X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The Pens and Sharks meet for the first time since last year's Stanley Cup Final matchup … The Pens will be without two of their cornerstone franchise players with Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang missing the game … Crosby will miss his fifth straight game to start the season with a concussion … Derrick Pouliot will make his season debut … San Jose continues a 5-game East Coast swing … The Sharks are 2-1 on current road trip.

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*Absent from the skate were Sidney Crosby (concussion), Kris Letang (upper-body), Conor Sheary (eye) and Brian Dumoulin (maintenance).

*The Pens used the following workflow…

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The 5 defensemen rotated

*Fleury will start in goal

*Letang and Sheary remain day-to-day, though neither will play tonight.

*Crosby did not skate today due to a scheduled day off. 

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