Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Carolina Hurricanes Preseason Match-up


The Pittsburgh Penguins have their home opener of the National Hockey League preseason schedule tonight as they take the ice against Metropolitan Division rival, the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Mike Johnston’s crew was victorious in the preseason opener Monday in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. The Pens won in a shootout 1-0 as right wing Beau Bennett was the only shooter who found the back of the net.

Jeff Zatkoff played the first two periods in goal for the Penguins and turned away all 23 shots. Tristan Jarry took over for the third period and the 3-on-3 overtime. He denied all seven shots before closing the door on all three shootout attempts and picking up the win.

The Hurricanes finished last season in last place in the Metro Division with a 30-41-11 record and 71 points. They wound up 14th overall in the Eastern Conference.

Bill Peters’ squad enjoyed a 2-0 pre-season win on the road Monday over the Capitals at the Verizon Center in the District of Columbia.

The last time Pens and Canes met at center ice was Thursday, March 25 at PNC Arena in North Carolina. The Red, Black, and White claimed a 5-2 victory. Pittsburgh went 2-2-0 in the regular season against Carolina and 1-1 at CONSOL Energy Center.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 22

Puck Drop: 7:00 p.m. ET

Site: CONSOL Energy Center

Local Television: WPCW

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey with Dan Potash

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X

Announcers: Mike O’Brien and Phil Bourque

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Penguins Social Media – Twitter/Facebook: @penguins / Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins Apps: iPhone/iPod Touch Users / Android / Blackberry

Here is a look at the rosters from Twitter:

This on the defensive pairings at this mornings skate…

Here was the look of the lines this morning…

Up Next: The Black and Gold pack their bags Thursday, Sept. 24 and travel to Detroit to battle the Red Wings. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and the contest will be ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Center Nick Bonino did not play last night due to illness…The next time the Penguins play a 3-on-3 overtime session, regardless of the score, to help prepare for the new format this season, will be Thursday against the Red Wings.

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