Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Detroit Red Wings Preseason Game


The Pittsburgh Penguins go for their third preseason victory in a row tonight as they meet the Red Wings at center ice in Detroit.

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Mike Johnston’s squad put on an offensive display Tuesday against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Pens won 7-3 as right wing Phil Kessel found the back of the net twice in his Penguins debut.

Marc-Andre Fleury handled the first 40 minutes of the contest in goal for Pittsburgh. The Sorel, Quebec native blocked 22 of 25 shots. Matt Murray was in the crease for the final 20 minutes. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native closed the door on all six of the shots he faced.

The Red Wings wrapped up last season in third place in the Atlantic Division with a 43-25-14 mark and 100 points. They were sixth overall in the Eastern Conference.

Jeff Blashill’s crew is 1-0-1 in the preseason and are coming off a 4-1 win at home Wednesday over the Chicago Black Hawks. Right wing Tomas Tartar’s had a hat trick was the difference-maker on the score sheet.

The last time Pens and Wings laced up the skates together was Sunday, March 15 in the Burgh. Detroit captured a a 5-1 victory. The two went 1-1-1 in the regular season last season.

When: Thursday, Sept. 24

Puck Drop: 7:30 p.m. ET

Site: Joe Louis Arena

Television: ROOT Sports Television

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

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Here is a run down of the Penguins roster for this evening.

4 Rob Scuderi D
11 Kevin Porter F
12 Ben Lovejoy D
17 Bryan Rust F
19 Beau Bennett F
22 Kael Mouillierat F
27 Will O’Neill D
30 Matt Murray G
33 Reid McNeill D
34 Tom Kuhnhackl F
35 Tristan Jarry G
38 Niclas Andersen D
40 Oskar Sundqvist F
43 Conor Sheary F
46 Dominik Uher F
47 Tom Sestito F
49 Dominik Simon F
51 Derrick Pouliot D
55 Sergei Gonchar D
61 Sergei Plotnikov F
71 Evgeni Malkin F
72 Patric Hornqvist F

Up Next: The Black and Gold return Saturday, Sept. 26 to CONSOL Energy Center for their fourth preseason match-up. They host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 4:00 p.m. You can catch every puck drop on the Pittsburgh’s CW – WPCW.

From The Clipboard: Pittsburgh pared down the training camp roster Wednesday morning to 51 when they assigned a pair of right wings. Tom Kostopoulos went to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League and Jaden Lindo packed his bags for the Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League…The Penguins and Red Wings have a 3-on-3 overtime session on tap tonight regardless of the score.

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