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Pittsburgh faces Vancouver, aims to break 3-game slide

December 3, 2021 GMT

Pittsburgh Penguins (10-8-5, fifth in the Metropolitan) vs. Vancouver Canucks (8-14-2, seventh in the Pacific)

Vancouver, British Columbia; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Canucks +118, Penguins -141; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh enters the matchup with Vancouver after losing three in a row.

The Canucks are 3-6-1 at home. Vancouver averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Western Conference. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads the team serving 26 total minutes.

The Penguins have gone 5-3-3 away from home. Pittsburgh serves 6.6 penalty minutes per game, the least in the league. Sam Lafferty leads them averaging 1.0.

In their last meeting on Nov. 24, Pittsburgh won 4-1. Brock McGinn recorded a team-high 2 points for the Penguins.

TOP PERFORMERS: Quinn Hughes leads the Canucks with a plus-four in 23 games this season. J.T. Miller has two goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

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Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins with 10 goals and has 20 points. Sidney Crosby has two goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 3-7-0, averaging 2.3 goals, 3.8 assists, four penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.

Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.5 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

INJURIES: Canucks: None listed.

Penguins: Brian Boyle: 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.