The Pens are fourth in the Eastern Conference with 79 points whereas the Avalanche are in tenth in the Western Conference (just two places out of the playoffs) with 70 points.
Someone to keep an eye on is the Avalanche young powerful forward Gabriel Landeskog. Flower will have to be strong in the net against this youngster.
The Pens are 6-0-2 this season against Western Conference opponents.
Injuries for the Pens include: Letang (concussion symptoms), Johnson (undisclosed, not long-term), Sid (concussion symptoms), TK (high ankle sprain). Sullivan is day to day and will skate in the morning skate, will post when update on whether he is playing or not becomes available.
Avalanche have one injured player in Ryan O'Byrne (knee).
LETS GO PENS!!!!