Penguins host the Panthers after overtime win
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Florida Panthers visit Pittsburgh after the Penguins knocked off Montreal 3-2 in overtime.
The Penguins are 9-7-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Pittsburgh ranks seventh in the NHL averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Bryan Rust with 17.
The Panthers are 14-12-3 in conference matchups. Florida ranks third in the NHL recording 9.5 points per game, averaging 3.5 goals and 6.0 assists.
In their last meeting on Oct. 22, Florida won 4-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Rust leads the Penguins with a plus-20 in 27 games played this season. Evgeni Malkin has recorded three goals and nine assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 6-4-0, averaging four goals, 6.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .897 save percentage.
Penguins: 8-1-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
INJURIES: Penguins: Justin Schultz: out (lower body).
Panthers: None listed.