Preseason Gameday: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings
Root Sports, NHLN-US, FS-D+ – 7:30 pm/et 
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI

This is the Penguins' final preseason game. It looks like we're going to see something that resembles an actual NHL line-up tonight, so that's pretty good.


Records: Detroit (2-3-0 – Preseason) / Pittsburgh (2-2-1 – Preseason) 
Opposition Blog: Nightmare on Helm Street
Previews from Team Websites: [Red Wings] [Penguins]

What Happened Last Time: [Our Recap]

This was a really bad game to watch. Borderline unwatchable really. Some Swede scored two great goals for the Wings. The Penguins looked out of sync.

Red Wings Player(s) to Watch: Daniel Cleary, because there was that brief period during the offseason when people actually acted like they cared what team he was going to play for.

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Beau Bennett. It looks like he'll be starting on the third line with Jokinen playing alongside Malkin and Neal. Will he impress the coaching staff enough to move back up?

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today's Game: 

Detroit Red Wings Lines from

Johan Franzen – Stephen Weiss – Justin Abdelkader
Gustav Nyquist – Joakim Andersson – Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary – Riley Sheahan – Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller – Cory Emmerton – Mikael Samuelsson

Kyle Quincey – Brendan Smith
Danny DeKeyser – Xavier Ouellet
Adam Almquist – Brian Lashoff

Petr Mrazek

Pittsburgh Penguins Lines from


The Pens rotated their six D-men (Niskanen, Scuderi, Engelland, Bortuzzo, Letang, Orpik)