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Penguins Report: Game Day at Edmonton

Friday, 01.10.2014 / 12:47 PM / Penguins Report
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VERIZON GAME DAY REPORT




--Michelle Crechiolo



PENSTV INTERVIEWS

Sidney Crosby



Brandon Sutter



--Michelle Crechiolo



QUOTE 'EM


--Sam Kasan



BEHIND ENEMY LINES





--Sam Kasan



MORNING SKATE INFO
From the looks of the morning skate, Engelland will be on the fourth line as a winger. Also, Bortuzzo appears to be back in the lineup while either Maatta or Despres will be scratched. But none of that is official. The Penguins used the following workflow at their morning skate...

Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons
Jokinen-Malkin-Neal
Pyatt-Sutter-Glass
Adams-Vitale-Engelland
(Sill)

Orpik-Bortuzzo
Scuderi-Letang
Maatta-Niskanen-Despres

PP1: Letang, Malkin up top. Crosby, Neal and Kunitz down low.
PP2: Niskanen, Maatta up top. Jokinen, Gibbons and Sutter down low.

--Sam Kasan



CROSBY VS. FLEURY


Crosby dekes Fleury...


And scores!!!!


Crosby and Fleury share a laugh afterward





--Sam Kasan & Michelle Crechiolo



PENS PICS


Glass gets into a water bottle fight with Deryk Engelland's nephew


Edmonton native "Engo" comes home


Lazy and Geno




Malkin stick handles thru the D


Neal and Niskanen share a love


Geno stretch. Lots of Malkin pics today


Fleury moving side-to-side


Group teaching session


Crosby cutting the edge

--Sam Kasan & Michelle Crechiolo



GIBBONS NAMED AHL ALL-STAR
Gibbons, 25, was chosen as an AHL All-Star for the first time in his career.

Despite playing in just 23 AHL contests, Gibbons leads WBS in scoring this season with 27 points and 18 assists. He is three points shy of equaling his AHL career high of 30 points, which he established each of the past two years in 70 games both seasons.

Full story here.


(Getty Images)

--Sam Kasan



PENS-OILERS PREVIEW
For a preview of tonight's matchup click here. For a scouting report check out Michelle's video below...



--Sam Kasan



START THE DAY
Good morning hockey fans (or afternoon back in Pittsburgh)! Tonight the Pens will battle the Edmonton Oilers

  • The Penguins continue their three-game trek through Western Canada against the Edmonton Oilers (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at Rexall Place.
  • Pittsburgh enters tonight’s game having won three straight games; 12 of its past 14 games and 17 of its last 20 contests.
  • Pittsburgh is 8-3 in its last 11 road games.
  • The Penguins enter tonight’s game riding a six-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1) against the Edmonton Oilers dating back to Dec. 5, 2007.
  • Pittsburgh has allowed just six regulation goal in its last four games versus Edmonton.
  • The Penguins have a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) at Rexall Place.
  • Pittsburgh has earned five of a possible six points in its last three visits to Edmonton after earning just 16 of a possible 60 points in its first 30 visits here.

Stick tap: Pens PR
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Today's song was selected by @8dutchess8. Here is 30 Seconds to Mars playing "Up in the Air" in a church.



--Sam Kasan

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