Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Dallas Stars GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins return to Consol Energy Center to begin a three-game homestand on Thursday night as they take on the Dallas Stars. Last week, the Black and Gold got off to a 2-0-0 start after defeating Anaheim 6-4 and Toronto 5-2.

Meanwhile, the Boys from the Lone Star State are off to a 1-1-1 start, having dropped their first two games: to Chicago 3-2 in a shootout and then 4-1 to Nashville. Dallas claimed their first victory on Tuesday over the Blue Jackets 4-2 in Columbus.

Center Tyler Seguin put up his fifth career hat trick against Columbus on Tuesday while left wing Jamie Benn contributed one goal and three assists in the win. Kari Lehtonen turned away 33 of 35 shots between the pipes.

In the early going, Pittsburgh is 4 of 9 on the power play, which leads the National Hockey League, while Dallas is 10 of 12 on the penalty kill. When the roles are reversed, the Pens are 6 of 11 on the penalty kill, which is good for last in the league, while the Stars are just 1 of 8 on the power play.

When: Thursday, Oct. 16

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m. ET

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

Penguins Television: ROOT Sports Pittsburgh

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67162)

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7 (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67173)

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: Sirius Channel 942, XM Channel 218

Odds: According to Bovada Online Sportsbook, oddsmakers currently have the moneyline on the two teams listed as the Penguins -170 / Dallas +150 with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Last season, Pittsburgh and Dallas split their two game series. The Stars shut out the Black and Gold on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the American Airlines Center while the Pens took the rematch 5-1 on Tuesday, March 18 back in the Steel City. The Stars are winless in their past six contests in the ‘Burgh.

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According to Mark Stepneski of stars.nhl.com, there is a chance that left wing Curtis McKenzie could make his NHL debut in Pittsburgh. He was recalled from the American Hockey League Texas Stars on Tuesday, with right wing Valeri Nichushkin out of the lineup due to a lower body injury.

Also out is former Penguins defenseman Sergei Gonchar with a bad ankle, while center Rich Peverley is on long-term injured reserve because of a heart problem.

The second game of the homestand is set for Saturday, Oct. 18 as the Pens host the New York Islanders (3-0-0) at Consol Energy Center. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Tonight, center Nick Spaling will be participating in his 300th game in the NHL…With three assists to start the season, Sidney Crosby is now at 498 career assists…In his career against Dallas, Marc-Andre Fleury is 6-1-0 with a 2.10 goals against average.