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    Post Game 53: Penguins @ Avalanche 02.09.17

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    https://www.nhl.com/penguins/news/ga...vs/c-286587042

    "The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to the Rocky Mountains to face the Colorado Avalanche.

    MATCH: Penguins vs. Avalanche

    TIME: 9 p.m. EST

    PLACE: Pepsi Center

    TV: ROOT Sports

    RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

    WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

    Colorado won the previous match, 4-3 in overtime, in Pittsburgh on Oct. 17 The Pens are 3-0-1 since the All-Star break Pittsburgh is holding its 8th annual Dads' Trip. The team is 8-5-1 overall during the Dads' Trip Sidney Crosby enters the contest with 998 career NHL points, 2 away from the magic number 1,000. He would become the 86th player in NHL history to achieve the milestone. Crosby has 10 points (6G-4A) in 9 games against the Avs, including 5 (3G-2A) in 4 at Colorado Chris Kunitz has 5 points (2G-3A) in his last 5 games Pittsburgh injuries: Evgeni Malkin (lower-body); Carl Hagelin (concussion); Conor Sheary (upper-body) The Avs finish off a 3-game homestand against Pittsburgh. Colorado won the first 2 games against Winnipeg, 5-2, and Montreal, 4-0 Mikko Rantanen recorded his 1st career hat trick against the Canadiens, becoming the 2nd-youngest Av to reach the feat at 20 years, 101 days (Nathan MacKinnon, 19 years, 174 days) The Avs rank 2nd in the NHL in faceoff percentage at 53.6% Colorado is 5-1 in overtime, including a win against the Pens Colorado injuries: Tyson Barrie (lower-body), Erik Johnson (broken leg), Semyon Varlamov (season-ending hip surgery).

    MORNING SKATE REPORT:

    *The Pens held an optional morning skate. Only Crosby and Phil Kessel did not participate.

    *Matt Murray was the 1st goaltender off the ice and will start in goal."


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    Default Re: Game 53: Penguins @ Avalanche 02.09.17

    I've got coffee on and ready for this one.

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    Default Re: Game 53: Penguins @ Avalanche 02.09.17

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    I've got coffee on and ready for this one.

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    Nice 4-1 win for Pittsburgh. We won the rematch after Colorado beat us early in the season.

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