Forward lines vs. CBJ →— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 2, 2016
Today’s defensive pairings →— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 2, 2016
Jarry will be in net
Today is the 4th preseason game of the season, and interestingly Garrett Wilson, Josh Archibald, Dominik Simon, Jake Guentzel, Tom Sestito, Kevin Porter, Jean-Sebastian Dea and Carter Rowney have played now in all 4. All of those guys are pretty much expected to be WB/S players to start the season (unless Porter sticks as a NHL healthy scratch) so this World Cup of Hockey time is giving a lot of chances for these players to get out there and show their stuff. No Penguin forward who played in the WCOH (Crosby, Malkin, Hornqvist, Hagelin) has made NHL preseason debut just yet.
One player who will make his preseason debut is Nick Bonino - who missed time last week after blocking a shot on the foot/leg area. Nice to see him back in gear.
Defensively, this is the 3rd game of the season for Derrick Pouliot, Justin Schultz and Steve Oleksy as the Pens evaluate their options for potential 3rd pair players (though Oleksy doesn't fit the bill).
Tristan Jarry got a shutout in his first preseason game of the season and gets another crack at some playing time today.