David Perron to play with Crosby

David Perron who has spent all camp on the third line at right wing, will get a look tonight on left wing with Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel.

Lines vs Red Wings
Perron – Crosby – Kessel
Dupuis – Bonino – Bennett
Wilson – Sundqvist – Sprong
Sheary – Porter – Rust

The game will be streamed live on pittsburghpenguins.com

 

Pirates lineup vs Cardinals for Game 1 (1:35 p.m.)

1. Polanco, RF

2. Marte, LF

3. McCutchen, CF

4. Ramirez, 3B

5. Walker, 2B

6. Alvarez, 3B

7. Cervelli, C

8. Mercer, SS

9. Cole, P

 

Crosby wanted to play tonight in Johnstown

The Penguins received some criticism tonight from Bob Costas on the NBCSN telecast and many others for not playing Sidney Crosby in Johnstown, a game Crosby wanted to play in. Mike Johnston took the blame.

“It’s 100 percent my call,” Johnston told reporters afterwards. “When making up those lineups in no way does a player ever say, I would like to play this game or that game. But, I know Sid asked about Quebec and he asked about Johnstown originally, and I told him he wasn’t playing and that he would play the home game against Detroit. I know from his reaction that he was disappointed.”

 

Johnston: “Clendening has jumped ahead of a lot of other defensemen”

“[Adam] Clendening has been one of the defensemen that has jumped ahead of a lot of other defensemen. He has been a defenseman who has caught our attention in every game he’s played in. He’s played with poise, he’s moved the puck. He’s interesting right now. There’s going to be a lot of discussion over the next couple days.” — Penguins head coach Mike Johnston on defenseman Adam Clendening.

 

Penguins 4 – Lightning 2

Matthew Murray was outstanding in goal leading the Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight in Johnstown.

Sergei Plotnikov, Ian Cole, Evgeni Malkin and Adam Clendening all scored for Pittsburgh in the win.

Plotnikov scored 14 seconds in and was on the ice for all four Penguin goals.

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Penguins lineup vs Lightning

Lines
Plotnikov – Malkin – Hornqvist
Kunitz – Cullen – Sheary
Porter – Dea – Uher
Mouillierat – Marcantuoni – Sestito
Defensemen
Maatta – Clendening
Cole – Dumoulin
O’Neill – Lovejoy
Goaltender
Matthew Murray
Jeff Zatkoff

Source: @Penguins

 

Cole vs Wacha

The Pirates will now pitch Gerrit Cole vs Michael Wacha in Game 1 of Wednesday’s doubleheader.

Charlie Morton will start game 2 (7:05) vs Tyler Lyons.

 

Pirates – Cardinals Postponed due to rain

Doubleheader on Wednesday

Game 1: 1:35 P.M. | Game 2: 7:05 P.M.

 

Pirates lineup vs Cardinals

1. Polanco, RF

2. Marte, LF

3. McCutchen, CF

4. Ramirez, 3B

5. Walker, 2B

6. Alvarez, 3B

7. Cervelli, C

8. Mercer, SS

9. Morton, P