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UPDATE:  Crosby to Play, Penguins/Blues preview - 11/1

Penguins at Blues, 8:30PM EST, Scotttrade Center.

Season records: 

Penguins, 5-4-2, 12 pts., 7th in Eastern Conference
Blues, 5-4-0, 10 pts., 9th in Western Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Coyotes:  Dec. 19, 2006, Blues def. Penguins, 4-1.

Last game results:  Coyotes def. Penguins, 4-1, Oct. 30  Hurricanes def. Blues, 1-0, Oct. 30.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 20.8% (10th), Blues 31.7% (1st)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 86.3% (8th), Blues 86.8% (6th)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .929 (T-4th), Blues - Chris Mason .919 (n/a)
GAA:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 2.17 (8th), Blues - Chris Mason 2.54 (n/a)

Notes:
- Sidney Crosby will be back in the lineup tonight.
- The Penguins recalled Janne Pesonen from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last night.
- Marc Eaton will be a healthy scratch tonight, Ruslan Fedotenko is listed as day-to-day.
- Unknown if Pascal Dupuis will return tonight after taking a shot off the foot.
- Hal Gill and Rob Scuderi will serve as alternate captains for November.
- The Blues wrap up a seven game homestand tonight.
- The Penguins haven’t defeated the Blues in St. Louis since the 98-99 season, and have lost four straight games there.

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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