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Everything you need to know for this afternoon’s Pens vs. Columbus game

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the first home hockey game of the season today, as the Penguins take the ice at PPG Paints Arena and welcome the Columbus Blue Jackets in preseason hockey action.

Here’s the expected lineup for the Pens:

GOALIES

30 Matt Murray

40 John Muse

DEFENSEMEN

5 Zach Trotman

6 Jamie Oleksiak

8 Brian Dumoulin

24 Stefan Elliott

42 Ethan Prow

50 Juuso Riikola

58 Kris Letang

FORWARDS

7 Matt Cullen

10 Garrett Wilson

11 Jimmy Hayes

38 Derek Grant

39 Jean-Sebastien Dea

41 Daniel Sprong

46 Zach Aston-Reese

47 Adam Johnson

57 Anthony Angello

59 Jake Guentzel

72 Patric Hornqvist

80 Sam Miletic

87 Sidney Crosby

First home game + a little deeper into the season and his is not a lineup that’s fooling around. About time to start gearing up and be ready to hit the ground running for Game 1.

Guentzel-Crosby-Sprong Dumoulin/Letang let’s see what ya got.

And don’t forget about Adam Johnson looking to make his mark.

When: 3 pm

Where to watch: AT&T Sportsnet (locally in Pittsburgh), NHL Network nationally