Game Preview: Round 1, Game 6 vs. NYR

GAME PREVIEW

The Penguins and New York Rangers play Game 6 of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG Paints Arena. To purchase tickets to game 6, click here. Pittsburgh has a 19-14 all-time series record in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins won four of their last five playoff home games versus New York dating back to the 2016 postseason. Pittsburgh is 33-27 all-time at PPG Paints Arena in playoff contests.

QUICK HITS

Pittsburgh is 9-4 all-time in playoff series under head coach Mike Sullivan. His nine playoff series victories and 44 playoff wins are the most in franchise history. He surpassed Dan Bylsma (43) following Pittsburgh’s Game 4 win.

The Penguins are 9-8 in games where they can clinch a series under head coach Mike Sullivan.

The Penguins are 20-11 all-time under head coach Mike Sullivan in the playoffs following a loss (7-1 in 2016; 7-2 in 2017; 3-2 in 2018; 0-3 in 2019; 1-1 in 2020 ; 1-2 in 2021; 1-0 in 2022).

The Penguins have just one player on their postseason roster looking to make their NHL playoff debut – goaltender Alex D’Orio.

Pittsburgh is 16-7 (.696) in playoff series all-time when entering Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead, which includes a 3-0 series record when starting that series on the road.

PLAYOFFS AT PPG PAINTS ARENA

The Pittsburgh Penguins, County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Ed Gainey will host a playoff rally at noon on Friday in Market Square, and all fans are welcome to attend. The County and City are officially proclaiming Friday a “Black and Gold Day” in the Pittsburgh region, so fans are urged to wear their black and gold colors in support of the team. Iceburgh and a DJ will be at the rally.

Gold rally towels will be given to fans upon entry, courtesy of Giant Eagle and GetG, including a GetGo coupon.

The outdoor FNB Big Screen will return for all home games during Round 1 of the playoffs. The screen will be located on the corner of Center Avenue and Logan Street – directly across from PPG Paints Arena. Logan Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Center and Wylie Avenue for home games. Full details here.

New photo ops will be available for tonight’s game. A giant puck will be outside the FNB Gate on Center Avenue and a big “#LetsGoPens” will be available for your Instagram needs on the grass next to the Peoples Gate. Doors open 60 minutes before the game.

New for the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Penguins and Coors Light have teamed up to debut “The Coors Light Igloo Club on Fifth”, which will be open to all Penguins home playoff games. The Coors Light Igloo Club on Fifth is located in the old TGI Friday’s location on Fifth Avenue attached to PPG Paints Arena. Doors open three hours before puck drop. There will be a limited food menu, beer, and cocktails. The game will be broadcast live on the TVs with sound in the space. It will be open through the game.

COACH INTERVIEW

Video: Coach Sullivan speaks with the media

GAME TRIGGER PROMOTIONS

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