Preview: Panthers try to get back in win column on the road against Penguins
TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Coverage begins at 5 p.m.
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.
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.
Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 17 goals and has recorded 56 points. Noel Acciari has scored nine goals over the last 10 games for Florida.
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.
Penguins: Justin Schultz: out (lower body).
Panthers: None listed.