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Pens/Sabres to Play Preseason Opener on Sept. 19 at Penn State University

The game will be played at Pegula Ice Arena. Home preseason opener will be Sept. 20 at 7:00PM against Detroit at PPG Paints Arena

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their seven-game preseason schedule by taking on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM at Penn State University's Pegula Ice Arena.

One night later, on Wednesday, September 20, fans will get their first look at the two-time defending-champions at home when the Penguins host the Detroit Red Wings at 7:00 PM at PPG Paints Arena in the home preseason opener.

Pittsburgh will also play home preseason games at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday, September 27 against the Buffalo Sabres at 7:00 PM, and on Saturday, September 30 versus the Columbus Blue Jackets at 3:00 PM. The matinee contest against Columbus will be the Pens' seventh annual 'Free Game for Kids'.

For the second time in three years, the Penguins will play in the nationally televised Kraft Hockeyville USA game. This time, the Penguins will play the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, September 24 in a contest that will be broadcast by NBC Sports Network.

Earlier this spring, Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pa. won the 2017 Kraft Hockeyville competition. Back in 2015, Johnstown, Pa. won the inaugural Kraft Hockeyville.

In addition to the game against the Sabres in Penn State, the Penguins will also play road games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM at Nationwide Arena, and on Monday, September 25 at 7:30 PM against the Detroit Red Wings in the second hockey game played at Little Caesars Arena.

Preseason television and radio information will be released at a later date.

Below is a look at the complete Penguins' 2017-18 preseason schedule:

Day Date Opponent Time (ET) Location Date Opponent Time (ET) Location
Tuesday Sept. 19 at Buffalo 7:00 PM Pegula Ice Arena
Wednesday Sept. 20 DETROIT 7:00 PM PPG Paints Arena
Friday Sept. 22 at Columbus 7:00 PM Nationwide Arena
Sunday Sept. 24 ST. LOUIS TBD Kraft Hockeyville USA
Monday Sept. 25 at Detroit 7:30 PM Little Caesars Arena
Wednesday Sept. 27 BUFFALO 7:00 PM PPG Paints Arena
Saturday Sept. 30 COLUMBUS 3:00 PM PPG Paints Arena
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