In the Penguins’ ongoing series of six preseason matchups, they mark the conclusion of game three tonight in Detroit. The roster for this outing comprises 13 forwards and eight defensemen, chosen to make the journey to Michigan. In this away game, and given the early stage of the season, the star power is notably absent. As the team’s marquee players are yet to hit their stride. (though the upcoming home game against Buffalo on Thursday may offer a different narrative in that regard).
While there’s a dearth of future Hall of Famers or top-tier players taking the ice tonight. There remains a significant scope for crucial evaluations and the extraction of fresh insights from this contest.
The Penguins have enlisted the talents of emerging players such as Sam Poulin, Brayden Yager, and Joel Blomqvist, affording them another opportunity to showcase their abilities. Rookie Isaac Belliveau continues to garner substantial attention, albeit with a caveat—given that five of the eight defensemen are left-handed shots, Belliveau’s on-ice action could be confined to warm-up routines and pre-game preparations.
The inclusion of tryout participants Colin White and Libor Hajek also adds an element of intrigue, along with others vying for recognition, including Ty Smith, Radim Zorhorna, Vinnie Hinostroza, Andreas Johnsson, Valtteri Puustinen, and Mark Friedman, all eagerly striving to secure extended auditions. P.O. Joseph has, so far, enjoyed an impressive start to the season, and he, too, is part of the contingent.
In the goaltending department, Alex Nedeljkovic will find himself in familiar surroundings. Having plied his trade with Detroit’s NHL and AHL teams over the past two seasons. His aim is to further acclimatize himself to the Penguins’ setup.
Scheduled Game Time: 7:00 pm Broadcast Details: Bally Sports Detroit will televise the game. Accessible to viewers with the right access or means to obtain it. This might prove easier than expected, as ESPN+ set to pick up the feed for fans residing outside the home market. Alternatively, there’s always 105.9 The X on the radio, a broadcast also available via the Pens’ website and app.