Pittsburgh hosts Detroit after Zucker’s 2-goal game
Pittsburgh; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST
The Penguins are 15-11-4 in Eastern Conference games. Pittsburgh ranks sixth in the league averaging 5.6 assists per game, led by Evgeni Malkin with 0.9.
The Red Wings are 7-13-0 against opponents from the Atlantic Division. Detroit is last in the NHL shooting 27.4 shots per game.
In their last meeting on Jan. 17, Pittsburgh won 2-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Malkin leads the Penguins with 58 points, scoring 18 goals and adding 40 assists. Sidney Crosby has totaled nine assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 2-8-0, averaging 1.4 goals, 2.3 assists, 3.3 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Penguins: 6-3-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.3 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
INJURIES: Penguins: John Marino: out (fractured cheekbone).
Red Wings: Robby Fabbri: day to day (upper body).