Penguins visit the Blackhawks after Kapanen’s 3-goal game
Pittsburgh Penguins (4-3-3, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2-9-2, seventh in the Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks +103, Penguins -123; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh visits the Chicago Blackhawks after Kasperi Kapanen scored three goals in the Penguins’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Wild.
Chicago went 24-25-7 overall during the 2020-21 season while going 13-11-4 at home. The Blackhawks scored 159 total goals last season while averaging 2.8 per game.
Pittsburgh finished 37-16-3 overall during the 2020-21 season while going 15-12-1 on the road. The Penguins averaged 30.1 shots per game last season on the way to scoring 3.4 goals per game.
In their last matchup on Oct. 16, Pittsburgh won 5-2. Drew O’Connor recorded a team-high 2 points for the Penguins.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: Tyler Johnson: day to day (neck), Henrik Borgstrom: day to day (health protocols).
Penguins: Sidney Crosby: day to day (health protocols), Chad Ruhwedel: out (covid-19), Marcus Pettersson: out (covid-19), Brian Dumoulin: day to day (health protocols).