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Carolina faces Pittsburgh, seeks 4th straight home win

March 4, 2022 GMT

Pittsburgh Penguins (34-14-8, second in the Metropolitan) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (37-12-5, first in the Metropolitan)

Raleigh, North Carolina; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Hurricanes -151, Penguins +128; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: Carolina hosts Pittsburgh aiming to continue its three-game home winning streak.

The Hurricanes are 19-8-4 against Eastern Conference opponents. Carolina is third in the Eastern Conference recording 9.4 points per game, averaging 3.4 goals and 6.0 assists.

The Penguins are 10-4-1 in division play. Pittsburgh is ninth in the league averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by Kris Letang with 0.8.

In their last matchup on Feb. 20, Carolina won 4-3.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tony DeAngelo leads the Hurricanes with a plus-19 in 43 games this season. Andrei Svechnikov has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Carolina.

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Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins with 26 goals and has 55 points. Evgeni Malkin has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hurricanes: 6-2-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.5 assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.

Penguins: 7-3-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.5 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

INJURIES: Hurricanes: Brendan Smith: out (upper-body), Tony DeAngelo: out (midsection).

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

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