San Jose Sharks (14-25-11, seventh within the Pacific Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (24-15-9, fifth within the Metropolitan Division)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Penguins -256, Sharks +210; over/underneath is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: The San Jose Sharks, on a four-game shedding streak, tackle the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pittsburgh is 24-15-9 general and 14-5-4 at house. The Penguins have a 4-3-5 file in video games their opponents commit fewer penalties.
San Jose has a 9-13-4 file on the highway and a 14-25-11 file general. The Sharks have a 4-6-6 file in video games determined by one objective.
Saturday’s recreation is the primary time these groups sq. off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sidney Crosby has 23 objectives and 35 assists for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin has 5 objectives and eight assists during the last 10 video games.
Logan Couture has scored 17 objectives with 20 assists for the Sharks. Nick Bonino has 5 objectives and two assists over the previous 10 video games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-2-3, averaging 3.3 objectives, 5.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes whereas giving up three objectives per recreation.
Sharks: 2-5-3, averaging 2.7 objectives, 4.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and seven.5 penalty minutes whereas giving up 3.9 objectives per recreation.
INJURIES: Penguins: Tristan Jarry: out (upper-body), Kasperi Kapanen: out (decrease physique), Jan Rutta: out (upper-body), Josh Archibald: out (undisclosed).
Sharks: Markus Nutivaara: out (decrease physique), Nikolai Knyzhov: out (achilles), Luke Kunin: out for season (knee), Radim Simek: out (undisclosed).
The Related Press created this story utilizing know-how supplied by Data Skrive and knowledge from Sportradar.
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