Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Winnipeg Jets GameDay, TV/Radio And Preview


The the Pittsburgh Penguins (8-2-1, 17 points) travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets, for the second game of their five game road trip tonight. The Pens are on a five-game winning streak.

The Black and Gold won the first game of their trek 4-1 over the Wild on Tuesday in Minnesota. They continue to own the overall league-leading power play that is running at 41.3 percent, and it is even better on the road at 42.9 percent.

Paul Maurice’s crew (7-5-1, 15 points) are also seeking to continue a win streak of their own, having won three in a row. They are coming off a 3-1 win at home on Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. The Jets are 3-3-0 in the early going at home and 4-2-1 on the road. This evening is the first of two meetings this season.

When: Thursday, Nov. 6

Puck Drop: 8:05 p.m.

Site: MTS Centre

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 Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.

Last season, the Penguins swept the Jets in their two-game series. Pittsburgh won the first game 6-5 on Sunday, Jan. 5, here at CONSOL Energy Center and captured the return bout 4-2 on Thursday, April 3 in Winnipeg. The Pens outscored the Jets 10-7.

This season, Winnipeg has surrendered two goals in their last four contests and has given up just 2.00 goals per game this season. Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has the Jets soaring at the moment with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in 12 games, 11 of them starts.

Forwards Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, and Blake Wheeler are tied for the team lead in goals on the Jets with five apiece while defenseman Toby Enstrom is the leader in assists with eight.

The Penguins are 3-0-1 on the road this season and the only other team in the National Hockey League without a regulation loss on the road is the Florida Panthers at 2-0-4. Playing in Wnnipeg, the Pens are 3-2 in five contests at the MTS Centre.

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Pittsburgh inked a four year, $23 million contract extension with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Wednesday. The net-minder has six seasons of 35 victories or more and owns 31 career shutouts, a franchise record.

The blueline crew is playing well in front of Fleury as Paul Martin and Kris Letang lead the team with 20 blocked shots each. Martin recorded five blocks on the score sheet on Tuesday against the Wild, which is the highest single game total this season for the Pens.

Up Next: The Black and Gold come back east on Saturday, Nov. 8 for a rematch with the Buffalo Sabres (3-9-2, 8 points) at First Niagara Center. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Evgeni Malkin has recorded a point, five goals and 11 assists, in 11 straight contests. It is the longest point streak in the National Hockey League this season…Pittsburgh has killed off 30 consecutive penalties…Craig Adams has played 300 consecutive games in a Penguins sweater. He is just two shy of tying Jordan Staal for the second longest consecutive games played streak in team history. Ron Schock is the all-time team leader with 313.