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Fleury Tribute Night, Penguins Game 48 vs. Wild

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury

ST. PAUL, Minn. — This article originally appeared on pittsburghhockeynow.com.

The Pittsburgh Penguins need to get on a roll, and up next is a quick two-games-in-two-nights trip beginning Friday against the Minnesota Wild.

The Penguins (23-17-7) sit five points out of a wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. They can hope to recapture the formula that led to a 3-0 win Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets – a couple power-play goals, solid two-way play and good goaltending.

The Wild (22-23-5) also are five points out of a playoff spot in the West.

Game Time

The game starts a little after 8 p.m.

Penguins Preview

While they need to keep their eyes on the prize, the Penguins also could take a little time pregame to appreciate former long-time Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Minnesota is holding a special night for him to celebrate his reaching 1,000 career games – quite a feat for a goalie. He also recently moved into second place all-time in the NHL in wins.

This could be the final time the Penguins face Fleury, who has not committed to playing beyond this season.

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