Puck Drop: 7:00 P.M. | PPG Paints Arena | Pittsburgh, PA
Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Penguins Blog: Pensburgh
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Record: (7-8-3) | 17 PTS
Last 10: 2-7-1
Division Ranking: 8th in the Metropolitan Division
Conference Ranking: 10th in the Eastern Conference
PP: 7th (25.4%)
PK: 16th (80.0%)
What to Watch
1. White-Hot Sabres
Buffalo heads into Monday’s game white-hot. The last five games have all resulted in victory for the Sabres. Heading into Pittsburgh against a struggling Penguins franchise, they look to make it six straight games - and why not? This team continues to play like they know no better.
2. Dahlin Keeps Developing
While Dahlin has developed over the first twenty games, his development has seemingly reached a milestone moment the last two games. From setting a career-high in time on ice against the Jets to scoring his second goal of the season and looking impressive doing it against the Wild - Dahlin will face a tough test against top offensive talent on Monday night.
3. Where are the goals, Jack?
Jack Eichel has been creating plays arguably better than he ever has as a professional. That has been fantastic.
The only troublesome part? Eichel has scored only four goals in 20 games. Maybe Monday night is when he begins putting the puck in the back of the net again.
Jeff Skinner - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Conor Sheary - Casey Mittelstadt - Kyle Okposo
Vladimir Sobotka - Patrik Berglund - Jason Pominville
Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Tage Thompson
Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella - Zach Bogosian
Nathan Beaulieu - Rasmus Dahlin
Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton (Projected)
Tanner Pearson - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel
Jake Guentzel - Derick Brassard - Patric Hornqvist
Dominik Simon - Derek Grant - Daniel Sprong
Zach Aston-Reese - Riley Sheahan - Bryan Rust
Jack Johnson - Kris Letang
Brian Dumolin - Chad Ruhwedel
Olli Maatta - Jamie Oleksiak
Starting Goaltender: Casey DeSmith