Penguins play Canucks after Guentzel scores 2 goals
Vancouver Canucks (17-19-3, sixth in the Pacific Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (20-13-6, fifth in the Capital Division)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7:00 PM EST
OUTCOME: The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Vancouver Canucks after Jake Guentzel’s two-goal performance against the Arizona Coyotes in the Penguins’ 4-1 win.
Pittsburgh is 10-4-4 in home games and 20-13-6 overall. The Penguins gave up 117 goals while scoring 127 with a +10 point differential.
Vancouver has a 17-19-3 overall record and a 9-9-2 record in road games. The Canucks are 17-4-3 in games in which they score three or more goals.
Tuesday’s game is the second time these teams have played this season. In the last match, the Canucks won 5-1.
LEADERS: Sidney Crosby has 20 goals and 27 assists for the Penguins. Guentzel has scored four goals and added four assists in his last 10 games.
Quinn Hughes has one goal and 30 assists for the Canucks. Bo Horvat has eight goals and six assists in his last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 3-5-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game.
Canucks: 4-6-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.8 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.5 penalty minutes while allowing 3.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Penguins: Ryan Pauling: Out (upper body), Josh Archibald: Out (undisclosed), Jeff Petry: Out (upper body), Tristan Jarry: Day-to-day (lower body).
Canucks: Thatcher Dymko: Out (lower body), Tanner Pearson: Out (arm), Tucker Pullman: Out (undisclosed).
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