Pittsburgh visits Florida after Zucker's 2-goal game

Pittsburgh Penguins (30-21-9, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (30-27-6, sixth in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Florida Panthers after Jason Zucker's two-goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Penguins' 5-4 overtime win.

Florida has a 30-27-6 record overall and a 16-10-3 record in home games. The Panthers serve 11.8 penalty minutes per game to rank first in NHL play.

Pittsburgh has a 15-12-5 record on the road and a 30-21-9 record overall. The Penguins have a 28-4-5 record when scoring three or more goals.

Saturday's game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Penguins won 4-2 in the previous matchup. Zucker led the Penguins with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matthew Tkachuk has 28 goals and 51 assists for the Panthers. Eric Staal has scored four goals with two assists over the last 10 games.

Evgeni Malkin has 23 goals and 39 assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has three goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-5-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.3 assists, four penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.

Penguins: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, four penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: Sam Bennett: day to day (undisclosed), Aleksander Barkov: day to day (hand), Patric Hornqvist: out (upper-body), Givani Smith: out (face).

Penguins: Ryan Poehling: day to day (upper body).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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