Raleigh, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Hurricanes -177, Penguins +147; over/under is 6.5
Carolina has an 11-3-1 record in Metropolitan Division play and a 26-9-7 record overall. The Hurricanes have a +19 scoring differential, with 133 total goals scored and 114 given up.
Pittsburgh is 5-3-2 against the Metropolitan Division and 21-14-6 overall. The Penguins have allowed 125 goals while scoring 133 for a +8 scoring differential.
The teams meet Saturday for the fifth time this season. The Hurricanes won the last meeting 3-2 in overtime. Pesce scored two goals in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 6-3-1, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.7 assists, 4.4 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Penguins: 3-5-2, averaging 2.6 goals, four assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.
The Associated Press