Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Detroit Red Wings GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


After losing 5-3 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night, the Pittsbugh Penguins (3-2-0) are back at it on the road tonight as they take on the Red Wings in Detroit.

Mike Babcock’s crew (3-1-2) is coming off a 2-1 loss in overtime on Tuesday against the Canadiens in Montreal. Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk made his season debut at that game after missing the first five with a shoulder injury, and had one assist in 18:05 of ice time.

This evening is the first of three meetings this season. The two squads split a pair of preseason games, each taking the contest from the other on the road.

When: Thursday, Oct. 23

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. ET

Site: Joe Louis Arena

Television: ROOT Sports Network

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: Penguins +1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook. The Over/Under is at 5.5.

Last season, the Black and Gold took two out of three against the Red Wings. The Penguins won the first game 4-1 on Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Motor City. Detroit captured the rematch 5-4 in overtime on Thursday, March 20 at Joe Louis Arena. Pittsburgh claimed the third and final meeting 4-3 in a shootout on Wednesday, April 9 at CONSOL Energy Center. The two teams combined for 21 goals in the trio of contests.

Tonight, Pittsburgh skates the back half of back-to-back games. The Pens will play 17 sets of back-to-backs during the 2014-2015 season. Last year, they had an overall record of 20-11-3 in back-to-backs, going 9-6-2 the first night and 11-5-1 in the second game.

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The Black and Gold head south on Saturday, Oct. 25 to take on the Nashville Predators (4-0-2) at Bridgestone Arena. The puck is set to drop at 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

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