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Nashville hosts Pittsburgh after Forsberg’s 2-goal game

March 14, 2022 GMT

Pittsburgh Penguins (36-15-9, third in the Metropolitan) vs. Nashville Predators (34-21-4, fourth in the Central)

Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Nashville hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins after Filip Forsberg scored two goals in the Predators’ 6-2 victory over the Wild.

The Predators are 17-11-0 at home. Nashville serves 12.4 penalty minutes per game, the most in the Western Conference. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 103 total minutes.

The Penguins have gone 19-6-4 away from home. Pittsburgh is seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game, led by Jake Guentzel with 28.

The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Roman Josi has 66 total points for the Predators, 17 goals and 49 assists. Matt Duchene has eight goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.

Guentzel leads the Penguins with 28 goals and has 59 points. Sidney Crosby has 12 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.

Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

INJURIES: Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Mark Borowiecki: day to day (lower body).

Penguins: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.