Seattle faces Pittsburgh, seeks 4th straight home win
Sun, Dec 5, 2021
NHL News (AP)
Pittsburgh Penguins (11-8-5, fourth in the Metropolitan) vs. Seattle Kraken (9-13-2, seventh in the Pacific)
Seattle; Monday, 10 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kraken -102, Penguins -118; over/under is 6
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle hosts Pittsburgh looking to extend its three-game home winning streak.
The Kraken are 6-6-0 on their home ice. Seattle has scored 72 goals and is eighth in the Western Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game. Jordan Eberle leads the team with 11.
The Penguins are 6-3-3 on the road. Pittsburgh ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference recording 7.9 points per game, averaging 2.8 goals and 5.0 assists.
The teams face off Monday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jaden Schwartz has 17 total points for the Kraken, five goals and 12 assists. Yanni Gourde has six assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
Marcus Pettersson leads the Penguins with a plus-10 in 20 games this season. Jake Guentzel has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 5-4-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with an .899 save percentage.
Penguins: 6-3-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 5.1 assists, three penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 1.3 goals per game with a .952 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kraken: Mark Giordano: out (covid-19 protocol), Jaden Schwartz: day to day (lower-body), Jordan Eberle: day to day (lower body), Will Borgen: day to day (lower-body).
Penguins: Brian Boyle: day to day (upper-body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.