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Pittsburgh Penguins (11-11-3, seventh in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Florida Panthers (15-8-2, second in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins, on a three-game losing streak, play the Florida Panthers.

Florida is 8-4-0 in home games and 15-8-2 overall. The Panthers have a 6-2-0 record in games they convert at least one power play.

Pittsburgh has a 6-5-2 record in road games and an 11-11-3 record overall. The Penguins have a 2-3-2 record in games decided by one goal.

The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Aleksander Barkov Jr. has scored eight goals with 16 assists for the Panthers. Sam Reinhart has five goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Jake Guentzel has 10 goals and 19 assists for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby has scored five goals with two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.4 assists, six penalties and 19.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

Penguins: 3-4-3, averaging 2.1 goals, three assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: None listed.

Penguins: Noel Acciari: out (lower body), Rickard Rakell: out (upper body), Matt Nieto: out (undisclosed), Chad Ruhwedel: out (lower body).


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

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