Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes – NHL Preview, Tips and Odds

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The Hurricanes will travel to Pittsburgh for a match-up with the Pittsburgh Penguins set to take place on Thursday, 08:00 PM EDT at the PPG Paints Arena. The two rivals are part of the same Metropolitan Division, with the Penguins currently sitting 3rd with 42 points, and the Hurricanes are on the top spot with 46 points.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-18-2022
TeamP1P2P3Final
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
0 1 1 2
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
0 1 2 3

The Carolina Hurricanes came out on top in the last clash against the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 3-2 on December 18, 2022. One of the reasons behind the Hurricanes’ triumph was the performance of Jordan Staal. He was on the ice for 18:16 and ended the game with 1 goal and 1 assist to his credit. Rickard Rakell tried his best for the Penguins. He scored 1 out of 5 attempts on goal for a total of 21:01 of playing time. The winners’ netminder Pyotr Kochetkov’s impact on the game is not to be underestimated, as he deflected 23 of all 25 shots on goal. The other side’s goalkeeper, Casey DeSmith, ended the night with a 0.897 save percentage. There is a clear favorite when it comes to the latest five encounters, as the Pittsburgh Penguins won one and the Carolina Hurricanes triumphed four times in the process.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-18-202211-29-202203-13-202203-04-202202-20-2022
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
22 4 23
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
3 323 4

Pittsburgh Penguins Form

*Last 10 Pittsburgh Penguins Games - 8:1:1
12-20-202212-18-202212-15-202212-12-202212-10-202212-09-202212-06-202212-03-202212-01-202211-29-2022
3:2vs New York Rangers3:2@ Carolina Hurricanes2:4@ Florida Panthers2:1vs Dallas Stars3:1vs Buffalo Sabres3:4@ Buffalo Sabres4:1vs Columbus Blue Jackets6:2vs St. Louis Blues4:3vs Vegas Golden Knights2:3vs Carolina Hurricanes

It was one of the better days for the Pittsburgh Penguins on 12/20, as they triumphed 3-2 over the New York Rangers on home ice. Sidney Crosby proved his worth for the Penguins by ending the match with two points. He single-handedly scored on one of his attempts and assisted on another for a total of 19:01 on the ice. Tristan Jarry’s heroics between the sticks were another reason for Pittsburgh’s triumph on the night, as he saved 26 of the 28 shots he faced. The Penguins are 8-1-1 across the last 10 outings and on a run of W1 at the moment. The franchise’s record is 9-3-2 when playing on home ice throughout the season. The Penguins’ next game is scheduled to take place at UBS Arena on 12/27 versus the New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh Penguins Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    108.00
  • Goals Against
    89.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Pittsburgh Penguins Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Tristan Jarry

    Games Played:20
    Saves Percentage:0.921
    Shutouts:2
  • Top Skater

    Sidney Crosby

    Games Played:31
    Goals:17
    Assists:23

Pittsburgh Penguins Missing Players

NONE

Carolina Hurricanes Form

*Last 10 Carolina Hurricanes Games - 9:0:1
12-20-202212-18-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-10-202212-06-202212-03-202212-01-202211-29-2022
4:1vs New Jersey Devils3:2vs Pittsburgh Penguins5:4vs Dallas Stars3:2vs Seattle Kraken0:1@ Detroit Red Wings0:3@ New York Islanders4:3@ Anaheim Ducks2:4@ Los Angeles Kings4:6@ St. Louis Blues2:3@ Pittsburgh Penguins

The Carolina Hurricanes were last on the ice versus the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, December 20th, and the meeting concluded with a score of 4-1 in the Hurricanes’ favor. Jordan Staal led the team with one point on the night. He tried one shot toward the enemy goal and succeeded with it, for a combined 17 minutes and 20 seconds of game time. Carolina’s netminder, Pyotr Kochetkov, managed to neutralize 37 of the total 38 shots that he was bombarded with. The Hurricanes are 9-0-1 across the last 10 clashes and on a streak of six consecutive victories right now. When visiting, they are 11-3-5 throughout the campaign. The team will be on the ice again on Friday, December 23rd, when the Hurricanes are scheduled to play against the Philadelphia Flyers at their own arena.

Carolina Hurricanes Averages This Season

  • Goals For
    92.00
  • Goals Against
    81.00
  • Shots For
    0.00
  • Shots Against
    0.00
  • PP Goals
    0.00
  • Short Handed Goals
    0.00

Carolina Hurricanes Standout Performers

  • Top Goalie

    Pyotr Kochetkov

    Games Played:14
    Saves Percentage:0.923
    Shutouts:0
  • Top Skater

    Martin Necas

    Games Played:31
    Goals:13
    Assists:17

Carolina Hurricanes Missing Players

NONE

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3OTFinal
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
1 1 1 0 3
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Hurricanes
2 0 1 1 4
Pittsburgh PenguinsCarolina Hurricanes
  • Score

    3
    4
  • PP Opportunities

    4
    6
  • PP Goals

    1
    0
  • Faceoffs Won

    0
    0
  • Giveaways

    0
    0
  • Hits

    0
    0
  • Penalty Minutes

    0
    0
  • Shots

    0
    0
  • Takeaways

    0
    0

Play-by-Play

Pittsburgh PenguinsvsCarolina Hurricanes
  • 1`16:49
    -
    Jalen Chatfield2 minutes for Cross Checking Sidney Crosby
  • 1`17:28
    Sidney CrosbyKris Letang, Jake Guentzel
    1-0
  • 1`17:43
    1-1
    Martin NecasCalvin de Haan, Dylan Coghlan
  • 1`18:00
    1-2
    Jalen ChatfieldJesperi Kotkaniemi
  • 1`18:32
    Drew O'Connor2 minutes for Tripping Jordan Staal
    -
  • 2`02:32
    Chad Ruhwedel2 minutes for High Sticking Jesperi Kotkaniemi
    -
  • 2`03:14
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    Martin Necas2 minutes for Slashing Brock McGinn
  • 2`03:14
    Brock McGinn2 minutes for Slashing Martin Necas