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Hurricanes visit the Penguins after Svechnikov’s 2-goal game

February 19, 2022 GMT

Carolina Hurricanes (33-11-4, first in the Metropolitan) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (31-12-8, second in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins host Carolina after Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals in the Hurricanes’ 5-3 victory against the Predators.

The Penguins are 8-2-1 against Metropolitan opponents. Pittsburgh is 17th in the league with 34.8 shots per game and is averaging 3.3 goals.

The Hurricanes are 6-4-0 against the rest of their division. Carolina averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Eastern Conference. Ian Cole leads the team serving 57 total minutes.

The matchup Sunday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Guentzel has 51 total points for the Penguins, 25 goals and 26 assists. Sidney Crosby has four goals and 11 assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

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Tony DeAngelo leads the Hurricanes with a plus-18 in 41 games this season. Svechnikov has eight goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-2-3, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.3 assists, 2.5 penalties and five penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

Hurricanes: 6-2-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.2 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.

INJURIES: Penguins: Teddy Blueger: out (upper-body).

Hurricanes: Vincent Trocheck: day to day (upper body).

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