Pittsburgh puts home win streak on the line against Arizona
Arizona Coyotes (10-26-4, eighth in the Central) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (26-10-5, second in the Metropolitan)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh hosts Arizona trying to continue its seven-game home winning streak.
The Penguins have gone 12-5-2 in home games. Pittsburgh serves 6.8 penalty minutes per game, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Brian Boyle leads the team averaging 0.8.
The Coyotes are 5-13-3 on the road. Arizona is the last team in the NHL averaging just 6 points per game. Clayton Keller leads them with 31 total points.
The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Guentzel has 40 total points for the Penguins, 21 goals and 19 assists. Sidney Crosby has six goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
Keller leads the Coyotes with 15 goals and has 31 points. Johan Larsson has six goals and one assist over the last 10 games for Arizona.
LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 8-2-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
Coyotes: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.9 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with a .909 save percentage.
INJURIES: Penguins: Teddy Blueger: day to day (upper-body).
Coyotes: Ryan Dzingel: out (covid-19), Scott Wedgewood: out (health protocols), Barrett Hayton: out (hand), Cam Dineen: out (health protocols), Dysin Mayo: out (covid-19), Jay Beagle: out (lower body), Antoine Roussel: out (health protocols).