The Official Web Site of the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pens e-News Service Twitter Icon Facebook Icon SMS Icon Pens Mobile App Icon PensTV Icon YouTube Icon Pinterest Icon Pens e-News Service
 

PENGUINS WELCOME FLYERS TO MELLON ARENA ON MONDAY

Sunday, 11.12.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Pittsburgh Penguins
X
Share with your Friends


PENGUINS WELCOME FLYERS TO MELLON ARENA ON MONDAY

The Pittsburgh Penguins return home Monday at 7:30 p.m. to take on the rival Philadelphia Flyers at Mellon Arena.

The Penguins (7-6-2) have taken the first two battles from the Flyers (3-11-2) so far this season, including a 4-0 season-opening shutout on Oct. 5 at Mellon Arena and an 8-2 romp in Philadelphia on Oct. 28.

Monday’s game will be televised nationally on Versus at 7:30 p.m., while 105.9 The X will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 7 p.m. The broadcast may be found live through streaming audio on pittsburghpenguins.com as well. Tune in for Penguins Hotline following every game on 105.9 The X and the Penguins Radio Network. Join in the conversation with host Bob Grove by calling the Penn Telecom toll-free line at 1-866-922-2874.

“They are all big games. If we could stay out of the penalty box, that’d be a good thing,” Penguins coach Michel Therrien said. “We have to make sure we’re disciplined and play our game. We have to generate more offense. Right now, I think we’re having a hard time controlling the puck. When you don’t control the puck, you don’t control the game. We were a lot better Saturday than we were the last two games.

“I thought we had a decent performance Saturday, but we spent too much time in the penalty box. We played decent hockey – 5-on-5 we were a lot better.”

The contest also marks the fourth game in six days since the Penguins returned from their season-long, four-game roadtrip.

“It’s a really demanding schedule for us this week. Coming off that West Coast trip, it seems that we don’t have the same energy,” Therrien said. “[Monday] we’re going to have to play with desperation. They are going to have desperation, so we’re going to need it as well.”

 

 

Founding Partners CONSOL Energy Center CONSOL ENERGY PNC Wealth Management UPMC FedEx Ground Verizon Dick's Sporting Goods 84 Lumber American Eagle Outfitters Highmark