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Blues vs. Penguins Preview: Rebounding Post-Letang

The Penguins try to continue their strong response in the wake of Kris Letang's stroke tonight vs. St. Louis.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Jake Guentzel vs. St. Louis Blues
Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images.

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.


Game Info:

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+

Social Media Hashtags #: #LetsGoPens #STLBlues


Team Matchup:

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


Goalie Matchup:

Projected starting goalies-

-TRISTAN JARRY- #35

[Pittsburgh Penguins]

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%

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-JORDAN BINNINGTON-

[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%


Penguins Update:


-Injury Report-

-Kris Letang (D): stroke, out indefinitely.


-Pens Lines-

The projected Penguins lines for Saturday, December 3, 2022, vs. the St. Louis Blues:


(Forwards)

Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Rickard Rakell

Jason Zucker - Evgeni Malkin - Bryan Rust

Brock McGinn - Jeff Carter - Kasperi Kapanen

Ryan Poehling - Teddy Blueger - Josh Archibald


(Defense)

Brian Dumoulin - Jeff Petry

Marcus Pettersson - Jan Rutta

P.O. Joseph - Chad Ruhwedel


Blues Update:


-Offseason Update-

Key players added: Foward- Noel Acciari. Goalie- Thomas Greiss.

Key players lost: Forwards- Tyler Bozak, David Perron. Goalie- Ville Husso.


-Injury Report-

-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.





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