Penguins Continue Preseason Action vs. Columbus Tonight

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
J-S Dea played well enough in the rookie tournament to earn his NHL preseason debut last night. Photo credit: Michelle Tapp.
After a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in action tonight in Columbus against the Blue Jackets. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. ET and is reportedly being streamed live online at the Columbus Blue Jackets official team website.

(EDIT: A disclaimer on the Blue Jackets website says the stream will only be available to those in their broadcast territory - "most of Ohio and areas of West Virginia and Kentucky.")

Pre-game Thoughts
  • The first look at the goaltending battle between Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Greiss in preseason action. Penguins coach Mike Johnston confirmed after the team's skate today that Greiss will play the entire game tonight. Jeff Zatkoff will get a game too per Penguins beat writer Seth Rorabaugh.
  • On defense, bubble players like Philip Samuelsson, Brian Dumoulin and Scott Harrington get their first preseason game and perhaps leave a last impression before the roster is trimmed.
  • Up front, we should get a good look at some guys looking to fill out the bottom half of the NHL roster. Guys like Craig Adams, Kasperi Kapanen, Adam Payerl, Zach Sill and Dominik Uher are all looking to make the team.
  • The Penguins will see Sergei Bobrovsky in net at least to start for Columbus. Scott Hartnell is making his Blue Jackets debut, while Brian Gibbons will face a lot of his former teammates in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the first time since signing with Columbus this summer.
Tonight's Rosters

Pittsburgh Penguins

Goaltenders (2) - Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Greiss

Defensemen (6) - Scott Harrington, Brian Dumoulin, Christian Ehrhoff, Harrison Ruopp, Philip Samuelsson and Alex Boak.

Forwards (12) - Craig Adams, Steve Downie, Andrew Ebbett, Kasperi Kapanen, Tom Kuhnhackl, Tom Kostopoulos, Pierre-Luc Leblond, Adam Payerl, Bryan Rust, Conor Sheary, Zach Sill and Dominik Uher.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Forwards (12)


Defensemen (6)


Bobrovsky in net.


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