Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Chicago Blackhawks GameDay, Odds, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (26-12-7 , 59 points) enter this evening’s contest at CONSOL Energy Center with the Chicago Blackhawks seeking to end their three-game streak of losses.

Tonight is the first of two match-ups between these squads on the National Hockey League schedule. The combatants split their two meetings in 2013-14. The Blackhawks won 5-1 in the Stadium Series meeting Saturday, March 1 at Soldier Field. The Pens claimed the rematch at home 4-1 Sunday, March 30.

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Joel Quennevile’s crew is coming off a 6-1 victory last night at home of the Arizona Coyotes. The Blackhawks own a record of 29-15-2, 60 points and are in third place in the Central Division of the NHL’s Western Conference. They are five points of first-place Nashville. Chicago is 13-8-1 on the road this season, and are 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests .

The Black and Gold are 16-7-2 at home this season, and are 4-4-2 over their last 10 games. They are four points of the first-place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.

When: Wednesday, Jan. 21

Puck Drop: 8:05 p.m., ET

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

National Television: NBC Sports Network

Announcers: Mike “Doc” Emerick, Eddie Olczyk, and Pierre Mcguire

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 Channel 219, XM Internet 942

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

Chicago right wing Patrick Kane captured his 200th NHL goal Tuesday against Arizona, in addition to two assists, marking his seventh three-point game of the season. The 5-foot-11, 177-pound forward leads the team with 22 goals, 29 assists for 51 points.

It could be an interesting on special teams with the Blackhawks ranked 15th on the power play at 18.6 percent, and second on the penalty kill with a 88.2 percentage. The Penguins are sixth on the power play at 22.4 percent and third on the penalty kill at 87.6 percent.

Both coaches elected to go with their backup goaltenders in Tuesday’s contests. It will be a choice goal tending match-up between All-Stars Corey Crawford, who is 2-1-0 in three career starts against the Penguins, and Marc-Andre Fleury, who is 5-2-2 against the Blackhawks.

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  • The Pens’ Chris Kunitz also reached a milestone Tuesday,claiming his 500th career point on a shorthanded goal against the Flyers. The 35-year-old veteran is third on the team with 14 goals, and shares fourth with 29 points in 37 games. The 6-foot, 195-pound left wing posted a team-high four game-winners this season.

    Pittsburgh recalled defenseman Derrick Pouliot Wednesday morning from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. They also re-assigned forward Bobby Farnham to WBS.

    Pouliot, 21, has played seven games with the Pens this season, putting up one goal, two assists for three points. The 6-foot, 208-pound Saskatchewan native scored in his NHL debut against the Florida Panthers on Saturday, Dec. 20 at CONSOL Energy Center.

    Up Next:The Black and Gold enjoy the All-Star Game break from Jan. 23-25. They return to action at home Tuesday , Jan. 27 when they take on the Winnipeg Jets (25-14-8 , 58 points). They will drop the puck at 7 p.m. The contest will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh .

    From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh and Philadelphia combined for 93 penalty minutes last night with 66 coming in the second period…Coming into this evening’s encounter, the Penguins are averaging 31.42 shots on goal per game…Mike Johnston’s crew has scored four shorthanded goals and surrendered five this season…According to Johnson, Kris Letang will be a game-time decision for tonight’s contest against Chicago. The defenseman skated with teammates on Wednesday morning.

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