The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Nashville Predators tonight. Face-off is 8pm. Pre-game on WISR 680am will be 7:30pm. The Pens are 5-1-3 in their past eight road games. They begin the night two points behind the second place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders visit Montreal tonight. Carolina is two points behind the Pens, and host Tampa Bay.
(Pens will remain without center Evgeni Malkin tonight. They are winless in regulation over their last seven road games without him).
The Pens have called up forward Adam Johnson from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and he is expected to make his NHL debut tonight. The Pens sent down forward Joseph Blandisi and defenseman Juuso Riikola.