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Pens/Detroit Gameday Notes

By: Mike Vukovcan
(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

(Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- It’s a Hockey Night in Pittsburgh as the Penguins play their first exhibition game of the season.

The Pens will host the Detroit Red Wings tonight at the Consol Engery Center with faceoff set for 7 PM.

Here’s the Pens lineup for tonight’s game:

Forwards:
9 Pascal Dupuis
12 Richard Park
14 Chris Kunitz
18 James Neal
23 Ryan Craig
38 Colin McDonald
45 Arron Asham
46 Joe Vitale
56 Paul Thompson
67 Geoff Walker
71 Evgeni Malkin

Defense:
2 Matt Niskanen
7 Paul Martin
55 Philip Samuelsson
58 Kris Letang
59 Carl Sneep
70 Joseph Morrow

Head coach Dan Bylsma says that Marc-Andre Fleury will play the first two periods with Brad Thiessen playing the third.

Tonight’s Line Combinations:
Kunitz – Malkin – Neal
Dupuis – Park – Asham
Gibbons – Vitale – McDonald
Thompson – Craig – Walker