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Seattle faces Pittsburgh on 4-game road slide

January 26, 2022 GMT

Seattle Kraken (13-25-4, eighth in the Pacific) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (27-10-5, second in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Seattle visits Pittsburgh looking to break its four-game road skid.

The Penguins are 13-5-2 on their home ice. Pittsburgh ranks sixth in the league recording 9.4 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 6.0 assists.

The Kraken are 4-11-2 in road games. Seattle averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Western Conference. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 51 total minutes.

In their last meeting on Dec. 6, Pittsburgh won 6-1. Jake Guentzel recorded a team-high 3 points for the Penguins.

TOP PERFORMERS: Guentzel has 40 total points for the Penguins, 21 goals and 19 assists. Kris Letang has 13 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

Alexander Wennberg leads the Kraken with 16 total assists and has 20 points. Marcus Johansson has 7 points over the last 10 games for Seattle.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 8-2-0, averaging four goals, seven assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

Kraken: 3-7-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.6 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.2 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.

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

Kraken: Chris Driedger: out (covid-19), Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body).

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