Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Minnesota Wild GameDay, TV/Radio, Odds, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (7-2-1, 15 points) commence a five-game road trip tonight as they travel to Minnesota to take on the Wild. It will be the longest road trip of the season.

The Black and Gold have won their last four games putting up 19 goals and allowing just three on the scoreboard. Their latest victory was a 5-0 shutout at home over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Mike Yeo’s squad (7-3-0, 14 points) is also hoping to continue a win streak, having won three in a row, and is coming off a 4-1 win at home against the Dallas Stars. The Wild are a perfect 5-0-0 in the early going at home and 2-3-0 on the road. This evening is the first of two meetings this season.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 4

Puck Drop: 8:05 p.m.

Site: Xcel 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 223

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

Last season, the Penguins and the Wild split their two-game series as each won the contest on home ice. Pittsburgh won the first game 5-2 on Thursday, Dec. 19, here at CONSOL Energy Center, while the Wild shut out the Pens 4-0 on Saturday, April 5 in Minnesota.

The two teams combined for 11 goals on 102 shots in their pair of contests. The Pens have won two of the last three match-ups against the Wild dating back to Oct. 2011.

Minnesota has put up 35 goals while surrendering just 18 in 10 games. The Wild have won five of their last six and have scored at least four goals in five of the six games during this stretch.

The test for the Pens offense will be goaltender Darcy Kuemper, who has a 6-2-0 record in eight starts, a 1.62 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage.

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The shuttle between Pittsburgh and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League has been busy the last couple of days. Forward Jayson Megna was sent back to WBS on Sunday. There was a double roster swap on Monday as defenseman Scott Harrington was recalled from the Baby Pens and forward Beau Bennett was assigned to WBS.

Olli Maatta did not travel with the team as he is receiving treatment until he has the surgery to remove a tumor from his thyroid later this week. The defenseman is expected to miss about four weeks. With Maatta out, Robert Bortuzzo is expected to take on an expanded role on the blue line.

The Pens picked up some accolades this week as center Sidney Crosby and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were both honored with NHL stars. Crosby was named the Second Star for the month of October while Fleury was named Third Star of the Week.

Up Next: The Black and Gold head north on Thursday, Nov. 6 to take on the Winnipeg Jets (6-5-1, 13 points) at the MTS Centre. The puck is set to drop at 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Evgeni Malkin‘s five power play goals lead the league…Pittsburgh has killed off 26 straight penalities…Chris Kunitz has four goals over his last two games. It it the first time in his career that he put up multiple goals in consecutive contests.