The Penguins try to continue their strong response in the wake of Kris Letang's stroke tonight vs. St. Louis.
A quick hit style preview for this game:
-The Pens are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games against St. Louis.
-The Blues are 6-2-1 overall in their last nine trips visiting Pittsburgh.
-The Blues have not allowed the Penguins a power-play goal in four of their last five games, going 18-for-20 (90%) during that time.
-St. Louis is averaging 2.87 goals for per game played and 3.65 goals against per game played.
-Pittsburgh is averaging 3.42 goals for per game played and 3.17 GA/GP goals against per game played.
-Tristan Jarry remains undefeated in his career against the blues at 3-0-0.
Pens Game #25: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. St. Louis Blues
Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 7 PM (ET)
Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Venue: PPG Paints Arena
Broadcasts: Local- ATTSN, National- ESPN+
Records- PIT: 12-8-4, STL: 11-12-0
Last 10- PIT: 6-3-1, STL: 4-4-0
Streaks- PIT: 1 Win, STL: 2 Losses
‘21/22 Season Series- 2-0 PIT
‘21/22 Series Goals For- PIT: 8, STL: 5
Projected starting goalies-
-TRISTAN JARRY- #35
Bio Info: 6' 2", 194 lbs. DOB: 4/29/1995 (27). From: Surrey, BC.
Drafted: 2013- Rd 2, Pk 44 (PIT). Experience: 7th Season.
Record: 9-3-0, 2.91 GAA, .915 SV%
Career vs. STL: 3-0-0, 1.14 GAA, .957 SV%
[St. Louis Blues]
Bio Info: 6' 2", 172 lbs. DOB: 7/11/1993 (29). From: Richmond Hill, ON.
Drafted: 2011- Rd 3, Pk 88 (STL). Experience: 5th Season.
Record: 9-9-0, 3.11 GAA, .899 SV%
Career vs. PIT: 2-2-0, 3.53 GAA, .903 SV%
-Kris Letang (D): stroke, out indefinitely.
The projected Penguins lines for Saturday, December 3, 2022, vs. the St. Louis Blues:
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Rickard Rakell
Jason Zucker - Evgeni Malkin - Bryan Rust
Brock McGinn - Jeff Carter - Kasperi Kapanen
Ryan Poehling - Teddy Blueger - Josh Archibald
Brian Dumoulin - Jeff Petry
Marcus Pettersson - Jan Rutta
P.O. Joseph - Chad Ruhwedel
Key players added: Foward- Noel Acciari. Goalie- Thomas Greiss.
Key players lost: Forwards- Tyler Bozak, David Perron. Goalie- Ville Husso.
-Logan Brown (F): IR, upper-body, out until January.
-Scott Perunovich (D): LTIR, shoulder, out for 2022-23.
-Marco Scandella (D): LTIR, hip, out for 2022-23.
For The Penguins: Jake Guentzel. Jake has points in three straight games including 2 two-point games against Vegas and Carolina. He also has 10 points in the last eight games. He's producing at as prolific a rate as any Penguin this year and only looks poised to continue to trend from here.
For The Blues: Robert Thomas. The Blues' leading scorer this year has points in six of his last seven. Nine points in total in those seven games in fact, including two multi-point outings. Going further back Thomas has points in eight of his last 11. He's been reliable as the morning sun for St. Louis all season long and has yet to go longer than two games without scoring.