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The Pittsburgh Penguins (8-4-2) face off against the Detroit Red Wings (9-2-2) on Tuesday night for the first time since the Red Wings defeated the Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals. The Penguins are 6-3-1 in their past ten games and have quietly been climbing the standings in the Atlantic Division. Pittsburgh is 5 points behind the division leading Rangers who have played three more games than the Penguins. The biggest story line of the game will be Marian Hossa who spurned the Penguins 7yr ‚Äì 50 million offer to sign with the Red Wings.
The Penguins coming off of an 4-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes have arrived in St. Louis and cancelled their practice for this afternoon. The Penguins are having trouble finding common ground and only have 25 goals in 11 games. With today being an off day its gives the front office and the coaching staff the opportunity to explore their options. Could we expect some changes when the Penguins return from their 9 game road trip? Will they stay in-house to resolve the goal scoring issues? The Latest speculation and a update on Sidney Crosby
The Penguins are currently on the ice as they prepare for the Phoenix Coyotes tonight (10:00 ET). The latest on the status of Max Talbot and Pascal Dupuis. Updated: 3:35 p.m. Another shake up in the Penguins lineup? Talbot in, Dupuis out? Plus the Penguins will get a big boost tonight on the blueline.Read more for the latest insider report on the Penguins lineup changes for tonight’s game.