Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Nashville Predators GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (3-2-1) look to bounce back from their 4-3 overtime loss on Thursday to the Red Wings in Detroit when they take on the Predators tonight in Nashville.

It is the first meeting between the two teams since the deal at the National Hockey League Draft in June that saw Nashville send forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling to the Black and Gold in the transaction for James Neal.

Peter Laviolette’s squad (5-0-2) is coming off a 3-2 victory at home on Thursday over the Chicago Blackhawks. They are the only team in the Western Conference of the NHL without a regulation loss. This evening is the first of two meetings this season between the Preds and Pens.

When: Saturday, Oct. 25

Puck Drop: 8:05 p.m. ET

Site: Bridgestone 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 221

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

Last season, the Black and Gold swept the two-game series against the Predators. The Penguins won the first game 4-1 on Friday, Nov. 15 at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh captured the rematch 3-1 on Tuesday, March 4 in the Music City. The two teams combined for nine goals on 89 shots in the pair of contests.

Neal, who posted his fifth career hat trick on Thursday against Chicago, leads Nashville with five goals while center Filip Forsberg is the leader in assists with six. Pekka Rinne over six games has been getting the job done between the pipes with a 1.62 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage.

Coming into tonight, Hornqvist is ranked second on the Pens in points with eight as he has contributed four goals and four assists while skating alongside Sidney Crosby. Spaling recorded his first goal for the Black and Gold last Wednesday against the Flyers.

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Sidney Crosby in eight career games against Nashville has three goals and 11 assists for 14 points. Marc-Andre Fleury is 5-2-1 in his career against the Predators with a 1.94 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

Pittsburgh made some roster moves on Friday morning as they re-assigned forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Scott Harrington to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.

The Black and Gold return to CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday, Oct. 28 to take on Metropolitan Division foes, the New Jersey Devils (3-2-2). The puck is set to drop at 7:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Tonight is the Pens lone trip to Tennessee this season…Evgeni Malkin, as of Oct. 24, is leading the NHL with a six-game assist streak…Pittsburgh’s 36.4 power-play percentage leads the league.