ADVERTISEMENT

Penguins and Hurricanes face off in battle of top Metropolitan teams

March 13, 2022 GMT

Carolina Hurricanes (41-12-5, first in the Metropolitan) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (35-15-9, second in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Penguins -131, Hurricanes +109; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The top two teams in the Metropolitan face off when the Pittsburgh Penguins play the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Penguins are 10-4-2 against division opponents. Pittsburgh is fifth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.9 points per game, averaging 3.2 goals and 5.7 assists.

The Hurricanes are 11-5-0 in division matchups. Carolina is eighth in the league averaging 3.4 goals per game, led by Sebastian Aho with 26.

In their last meeting on March 4, Carolina won 3-2. Jordan Staal recorded two goals for the Hurricanes.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins with 28 goals, adding 31 assists and collecting 59 points. Sidney Crosby has 13 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

ADVERTISEMENT

Aho leads the Hurricanes with 60 points, scoring 26 goals and registering 34 assists. Teuvo Teravainen has four assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .905 save percentage.

Hurricanes: 8-1-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while allowing two goals per game with a .937 save percentage.

INJURIES: Penguins: None listed.

Hurricanes: Seth Jarvis: day to day (hip), Brendan Smith: out (upper-body), Tony DeAngelo: out (midsection).

___

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