Crosby and the Penguins visit the Predators
Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against Nashville. He ranks fourth in the league with 93 points, scoring 33 goals and recording 60 assists.
The Predators are 23-13-1 on their home ice. Nashville has scored 31 power-play goals, converting on 13 percent of chances.
The Penguins are 18-11-8 on the road. Pittsburgh is eighth in the NHL recording 9.1 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 5.7 assists. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 6-2-2, averaging three goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .941 save percentage.
Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Predators Injuries: None listed.