Opponent: Colorado Avalanche (1-0)
Location: PPG Paints Arena
Time: 2:00 a.m. (We could really put any time we want to here.)
Broadcast: ROOT Sports
Battle of the Unbeatens
Both the Penguins and Avalanche are undefeated, and only one will remain so at the end of the night. We’re trying to hype this game as much as possible.
Avs Player To Watch
Apparently he played in Calgary for a few years. Never heard of the guy. He scored a hat trick in Colorado’s win over Dallas the other night, continuing the trend of millennials scoring a lot of goals.
Storylines To Watch
Patrick Roy is gone, and so is the fun of waiting for reaction shots of the Colorado bench. The new coach’s name is actually Jared Bednar, believe it or not.
The Pens may be playing with some line combinations. Let’s not freak out and overanalyze every shift in that regard. It’s the third game of the season. The team had 11 minutes to play together during training camp.
Ben Roethlisberger had surgery, so people will be holding vigil outside of UPMC Presby instead of watching this game.
Malkin always scores some unreal goal against the Avs in Pittsburgh, so keep an eye out for that.
Penguins will win 4-2. Conor Sheary will score the game-winning goal on a shorthanded breakaway at 4:27 of the third period.