Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Los Angeles Kings GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-1, 11 points) look to make it three in a row when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings tonight at CONSOL Energy Center.

It will be a meeting of the irresistible force and the immoveable object as coach Mike Johnston’s crew leads the National Hockey League in scoring with 4.13 goals per game, and on the power play with 13 of 32, 40.6 percent. However, they face a Kings team that has surrendered just 1.67 goals per contest, tied for the League low.

Darryl Sutter‘s squad (6-1-2, 14 points) is coming off a 3-2 overtime loss across the state in Philadelphia against the Flyers. The Kings prefer home cooking as they are 6-1-0 in the City of Angels and 0-0-2 on the road in the early going this season. This evening is the first of two meetings on the schedule.

When: Thursday, Oct. 30

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

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

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

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

Odds: According to the Bovada Online Sportsbook, the Penguins -1.5 with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Last season, the Black and Gold and the Kings split their two-game series with each team claiming victory on the road. The Penguins won the first game 4-1 on Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Staples Center. Los Angeles captured the rematch 3-2 on Thursday, March 27 in the Steel City

The two teams combined for 10 goals on 122 shots in the two contests with each squad putting up two power play goals on the other.

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The Pens recalled center Jayson Megna from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League on Thursday. Johnston said on the team’s web site that the move was made to give them greater flexibility, as they have just 12 forwards who are healthy enough to play on the bench.

Up Next: The Black and Gold close out their three-game home stand against the Buffalo Sabres (2-8-0, 4 points) on Saturday, Nov. 1 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: The Pens’ penalty kill keeps rolling along as they have killed off 18 straight penalties over the last five games…Steve Downie has one goal and two assists in his last two games and those points have all come on the power play…Chris Kunitz is happy the Kings are in the house as he has scored a goal against them in four consecutive games.