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NHL Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins (27-21-9) at St. Louis Blues (26-28-4)


Feb. 23: Edmonton 7, Pittsburgh 2 – PPG Paints Arena
PIT Goals: Letang (2)
Multiple Points: Letang (2G), Malkin (2A)
Goalie: Jarry (23 saves, 29 shots), DeSmith (14 saves, 15 shots)
Key Stats: Kris Letang’s netted his second multi-goal game of the season.
PP: 1-4
PK: 1-3

Feb. 20: NY Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 2 – PPG Paints Arena
PIT Goals: Guentzel, Zucker (PP)
Multiple Points: Malkin (2G)
Goalie: Jarry (28 saves, 31 shots)
Key Stats: Jason Zucker scored for the second time in the last three games (2G).
PP: 1-4
PK: 3-3

Position Player Status Consecutive Games Missed Total Games Missed
D Jan Rutta Upper-Body 15 15
F Ryan Poehling Upper-Body 5 19
D Mark Friedman Upper-Body 5 5
2022-23 Total Regular-Season Man-Games Lost: 140

Date Transaction
Feb. 20 G Tristan Jarry activated off of injured reserve.
Feb. 20 G Dustin Tokarski re-assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).
Feb. 7 F Josh Archibald and F Kasperi Kapanen have been activated off of injured reserve.
Feb. 7 G Tristan Jarry has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 22.

Pittsburgh’s All-Time Record vs. Blues: 59-69-24
In Pittsburgh: 37-24-15
In St. Louis: 22-45-9
OT Record vs. Blues: 4-6-6
Shootout Record vs. Blues: 2-0

2022-23 Results: Pittsburgh is 1-0-0.
Penguins All-Time Point Leaders vs. BLUES:
Mario Lemieux: 26 GP, 58 PTS (25G-33A)
Syl Apps: 34 GP, 45 PTS (15G-30A)
Jean Pronovost: 52 GP, 36 PTS (21G-15A)


  • The Penguins head to St. Louis to take on the Blues at Enterprise Center (TV: ABC; Radio: 105.9 The X).
  • The Penguins are 4-1-0 over the last five games against the Blues.
  • Pittsburgh has points in eight of its last 10 games versus St. Louis (7-2-1) dating back to Feb. 4, 2017.
  • The Penguins have points in four of their last five visits (4-1-0) to Enterprise Center.
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1-0 against Central Division opponents this season.

1) Pittsburgh is 15-10-0 against Western Conference opponents this season.


Brandon Saad – Upper-Body (Announced on Feb. 16)
Jake Neighbours – Upper-Body (Will be re-evaluated in 5 weeks; announced on Feb. 20)
2022-23 Total Man Games Lost: 239

23 – Activated forward Brandon Saad from IR
23 – Assigned forward Matthew Highmore to the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
20 – Placed forward Jake Neighbours on IR; Activated defenseman Marco Scandella and Scott
Perunovich from IR; Assigned Perunovich to the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
18 – Recalled forwards Nikita Alexandrov and Matthew Highmore from the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
17 – Acquired a 2023 First and Third-Round draft pick, as well a 2024 Second-Round draft pick and forwards Mikhail Abramov and Adam Gaudette from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forwards Ryan O’Reilly and Noel Acciari


  • This will be the 2nd and final matchup between the Blues and Penguins this season
  • The Penguins won the 1st matchup of the season, 6-2 back on Dec. 3 in Pittsburgh
  • The Blues went 0-1-1 against Pittsburgh last season (0-0-1 at home; 0-1-0 away)
  • The Blues are 2-3-1 in their last 6 games against Pittsburgh
  • The Blues are 6-6-2 in their last 14 games against Pittsburgh
  • The Blues have earned points in back-to-back home games against the Penguins (1-0-1)
  • Jordan Binnington’s next start will be the 204th of his career, which will move him ahead of Greg Millen for 5th on the Blues all-time franchise list

2/28 – vs. Seattle
3/2 – at San Jose
3/4 – at Los Angeles
3/7 – at Arizona
3/9 – vs. San Jose


  • The Blues will play 2 more games in February, both of which will come at Enterprise Center
  • The Blues will play 1 more game against the Eastern Conference this month (today vs. Pittsburgh), as well as 1 more against the Western Conference (Tuesday vs. Seattle)
  • The Blues will play 15 games in March (9 away; 6 home)
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