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Preseason Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings, 9/22/2019

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Another day, another preseason game

NHL: SEP 25 Preseason - Penguins at Red Wings Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Who: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Detroit Red Wings

When: Today at 5:00pm

How to watch: Nationally on NHL Network

Roster

The Pens have announced the following roster for this game:

Forwards: Andrew Agozzino, Anthony Angello, Zach Aston-Reese, Teddy Blueger, Thomas Di Pauli Ryan Haggerty, Sam Lafferty, Nathan Legare, Jared McCann, Bryan Rust, Dominik Simon, Brandon Tanev

Defensemen Niclas Almari, Brian Dumoulin, Jack Johnson, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, John Marino, Juuso Riikola

Goalies: Casey DeSmith, Tristan Jarry

The Pens hit the road for the second game in as many days, bringing a bunch of faces from yesterday and not a lot of them expected to be NHL factors.

This will be preseason games 4 out of 4 for Laffery and Marino, both have showed well and gotten a long look in NHL preseason games. Still don’t expect either to be opening night NHL roster looks, but you have to think at this point that those are two of the “best of the rest” types in the organization right now if it comes to needing any call-ups for injuries during the year.

And this will be the return to the lineup and make 3 out of 4 games for young Nathan Legare who scored two goals in his last preseason game and quickly earned a pro contract soon after. Interestingly enough (or perhaps not) Legare plays this game and this summer’s first round pick Samuel Poulin will not.

No official starting goalie has been named yet, but DeSmith played all 60 yesterday stopping 19/21 shots he saw in a losing effort. It probably makes sense that this will be a game for Jarry to show his stuff.

The opponent

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The Red Wings’ expected roster for tonight is:

Forwards: Tyler Bertuzzi, Christoper Ehn, Adam Erne, Matt Ford, Taro Hirose, Ryan Kuffner, Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Michael Rasmussen, Givani Smith, Joe Veleno, Filip Zadina

Defensemen: Madison Bowey, Dennis Cholowski, Oliwar Kaski, Dylan McIlrath, Villi Saarijarvi, Mortiz Seider

Goalteners: Jonathan Bernier, Filip Larsson

Not a lot on defense but the forwards offer a good showing between some established players (Mantha, Larkin, Bertuzzi) and some promising youth (Zadina, Veleno, Hirose, Rasmussen).