Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Florida Panthers GameDay, TV/Radio, And Preview


After their 3-1 victory at home on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins (22-6-4, 48 points) take their talents to Florida tonight as they skate against the Panthers for the second game in a row.

The Black and Gold remain two points ahead of the New York Islanders (23-10-0, 46 points) for first place in the Metropolitan Division. Pittsburgh has won three straight while the Isles have put together a four game win streak. New York will be back in action on Tuesday when they host the Montreal Canadiens.

Gerard Gallant’s crew with a record of 14-9-8 and 36 points are in fifth place in the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. The Panthers are 7-4-2 at home and 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. The Penguins enjoy living out of a suitcase this season as they are 9-2-3 on the road, and are 7-1-2 over their last 10 games.

Tonight is the second of three matchups this season when the teams take the ice. Pittsburgh and Florida combined for 80 shots on Saturday night. The Pens won the faceoff battle 41-38, while also blocking more shots 19-10 in their victory.

When: Monday, Dec. 22

Puck Drop: 7:35 p.m.

Site: BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida

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: XM Internet 942

Odds: According to Bovada Online Sportsbook, oddsmakers currently have the moneyline on the two teams listed as Pittsburgh -150 / Florida +120 with the Over/Under at 5.

The play was chippy on Saturday as the combatants combined for 15 penalties and 38 penalty minutes just in the first period. Over the entire game, the Penguins were called for 12 penalties and a total of 32 minutes while the Panthers were sent to the box 15 times for a total of 44 minutes. It will be interesting to see if the trips to the sin bin continues in tonight’s meeting.

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While Roberto Luongo turned away 34 of 37 shots on Saturday, the 6-foot-3, 217-pound goaltender has lost four consecutive starts against the Pens, surrendering three goals each time. In fact, the Black and Gold have won six of its past eight against the Montreal native.

Meanwhile, Marc-Andre Fleury continues his stellar play for the Penguins as he has gone 6-0-1 in his last seven starts. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound goaltender is second in the NHL with 19 victories, fourth in goals-against average with a 1.97 mark, and is first in the league in shutouts with six.

Pittsburgh has had five players make their NHL debut this month in Bobby Farnham, Scott Harrington, Derrick Pouliot, Bryan Rust, and Scott Wilson. Pouliot, Rust, and Brian Dumoulin scored their first NHL goals in December.

Up Next: The Black and Gold wrap up their trip to the Sunshine State on Tuesday, Dec. 23 when they take on the Lightning (20-11-4, 44 points) in Tampa Bay. The puck is set to drop at 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Nick Spaling has two goals and four assists for six points in his last six games, including two multi-point contests…Craig Adams‘ iron-man streak came to a close at 319 games when he sat out Saturday’s matchup with Florida due to injury…Pittsburgh’s power play is 2-for-29 in its past 11 games…The Penguins 48 points leads the Eastern Conference and is the second most points in the league.