Roloson made 35 of his 44 saves in the opening 40 minutes and
has allowed two goals or fewer in his last 13 games.
Pittsburgh has the fewest points in the NHL and has been
outscored, 26-3, in a five-game home losing streak. However,
the Penguins have won two of their last three road games,
posting wins at New Jersey and Philadelphia.
On Tuesday, the Penguins gave up two first-period goals in a 3-1
loss to Tampa Bay and managed just 13 shots. They have faced a
deficit in the first intermission in 28 games this season.
Coach Eddie Olczyk announced rookie Marc-Andre
Fleury will get the start in goal on Friday.
Fluery hasn't played since a loss at Vancouver on December 9. He
spent most of the last month with the Canadian Junior National
team, preparing and playing in the 2004 World Junior Hockey
Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Fluery is 4-10-2 this season and is 1-8-0 in his last nine
decisions. He faced the Wild on November 19 and gave three
goals on nine shots in a 6-2 loss before getting pulled.