Crosby, Penguins to host the Hurricanes
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 5 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into a matchup against Carolina. He’s eighth in the NHL with 94 points, scoring 33 goals and recording 61 assists.
The Penguins have gone 14-8-4 against division opponents. Pittsburgh is seventh in the NHL recording 9 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.6 assists.
The Hurricanes are 11-12-2 against opponents in the Metropolitan Division. Carolina leads the NHL shooting 34.5 shots per game while averaging 3.0 goals. In their last meeting on March 19, Carolina won 3-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 6-4-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
Penguins: 6-2-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .934 save percentage.
Hurricanes Injuries: None listed.