— Here is a breakdown of the National Hockey League game Thursday night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting Montreal Canadiens at Consol Energy Center (capacity 18,387). Statistics through Sunday.
Time: 7 p.m.
TV: Root Sports Pittsburgh; Announcers - Paul Steigerwald and analyst Bob Errey.
Radio: Flagship - WXDX-FM 105.9; Locally - WLLF-FM 96.7, WISR-AM 680 and WJST-AM 1280; Announcers - Mike Lange and analyst Phil Bourque.
All-time series: Montreal leads, 120-56-25.
Last meeting: March 12 - Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 0.
Records: Montreal - 1-2-1, 3 points (fourth in Northeast); Pittsburgh - 3-1-2, 8 points (first in Atlantic).
Coaches: Montreal - Jacques Martin, third season (96-79-19, 651-532-119-75 overall); Pittsburgh - Dan Bylsma, fourth season (143-75-21).
Key players: Montreal - LW Max Pacioretty (third season, USA - 2 goals, 2 assists), C Tomas Plekanec (eighth season, Czechoslovakia - 2 goals, 2 assists) and LW Travis Moen (ninth season, Canada - 2 goals, 1 assists); Pittsburgh - C Evgeni Malkin (sixth season, Russia - 1 goal, 3 assists), D Kris Letang (fifth season, Canada - 1 goal, 5 assists) and C Jordan Staal (sixth season, Canada - 2 goals, 3 assists).
Goaltenders: Montreal - Carey Price (fifth season, Canada - 1-2-1, .880 save percentage); Pittsburgh - Marc-Andre Fleury (eighth season, Canada - 3-1-0, .907 SP).
Upcoming games: Montreal - Saturday, Toronto; Pittsburgh - Saturday, New Jersey, 7 p.m.
Notes: The Penguins traveled to Winnipeg on Monday and Minnesota on Tuesday for games, both of which finished too late to be included in today's Allied News.