As an unexpected and pleasant surprise this gloomy Friday afternoon, the NHL Network has announced that tonight’s pre-season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks will be aired lived starting at 8:30.

According to PG+, tonight’s lineups are as follows…

Penguins

Forwards

  • 9 Pascal Dupuis
  • 10 Mark Letestu
  • 11 Jordan Staal
  • 18 James Neal
  • 24 Matt Cooke
  • 26 Steve Sullivan
  • 27 Craig Adams
  • 33 Steve MacIntyre
  • 45 Arron Asham
  • 46 Joe Vitale
  • 48 Tyler Kennedy
  • 71 Evgeni Malkin

Defense

  • 4 Zbynek Michalek
  • 5 Deryk Engelland
  • 7 Paul Martin
  • 37 Brian Strait
  • 58 Kris Letang
  • 70 Joseph Morrow

Goaltenders

  • 1 Brent Johnson
  • 29 Marc-Andre Fleury

Chicago

Forwards

  • 13 Daniel Carcillo
  • 15 Andrew Brunette
  • 16 Marcus Kruger
  • 19 Jonathan Toews
  • 22 Jamal Mayers
  • 29 Bryan Bickell
  • 37 Brandon Pirri
  • 43 Brandon Saad
  • 67 Michael Frolik
  • 81 Marian Hossa
  • 85 Rostislav Olesz
  • 88 Patrick Kane

Defense

  • 2 Duncan Keith
  • 4 Niklas Hjalmarsson
  • 5 Steve Montador
  • 6 Sean O’Donnell
  • 7 Brent Seabrook
  • 8 Nick Leddy

Goaltenders

  • 30 Ray Emery
  • 53 Alexander Salak

PG+ also reported today’s morning skate lines, which were as follows…

  • Steve Sullivan-Evgeni Malkin-James Neal
  • Pascal Dupuis-Jordan Staal-Tyler Kennedy
  • Matt Cooke-Mark Letestu-Arron Asham
  • Steve MacIntyre-Joe Vitale-Craig Adams

Defense pairings were not mentioned, though one can assume Letang and Morrow, a staple thus far during the pre-season, will remain paired with one another, while Martin and Michalek take second pair duties and Engelland and Strait skate on the third pairing.