Vegas faces Pittsburgh for non-conference showdown
Vegas Golden Knights (32-23-4, third in the Pacific) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (34-15-9, third in the Metropolitan)
Pittsburgh; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Penguins -143, Golden Knights +121; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh and Vegas hit the ice in a non-conference matchup.
The Penguins have gone 15-9-5 in home games. Pittsburgh has scored 186 goals and is seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.2 goals per game. Jake Guentzel leads the team with 28.
The Golden Knights have gone 16-10-1 away from home. Vegas ranks 20th in the league with 34.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.1 goals.
In their last meeting on Jan. 17, Pittsburgh won 5-3. Jason Zucker totaled two goals for the Penguins.
TOP PERFORMERS: Guentzel has 58 total points for the Penguins, 28 goals and 30 assists. Sidney Crosby has six goals over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
Chandler Stephenson leads the Golden Knights with 28 total assists and has 42 points. Jonathan Marchessault has 10 points over the last 10 games for Vegas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
Golden Knights: 4-5-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
INJURIES: Penguins: None listed.
Golden Knights: Reilly Smith: day to day (undisclosed).