The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to snap a two-game losing skid when they visit the desert southwest Friday to play the Arizona Coyotes. The Penguins lost to the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday. Scoring for the Penguins in the loss was Kris Letang and Derick Brassard. Pittsburgh is 25-15-6 with 56 points three points behind first place Columbus in the Metropolitan division.
Arizona defeated the San Jose Sharks in their last outing on Wednesday 6-3. Christian Fischer scored one goal and assisted on another, while Richard Panik scored while short-handed giving the Coyotes 12 short-handed goals this season.
Jake Guentzel is the team leader for Pittsburgh in goals scored with 23. Evgeni Malkin is the assists leader with 36, while Sidney Crosby leads in points with 55. Goaltender Matt Murray is 13-6-1 with a 2.91 goals against average and .911 save percentage. Pittsburgh is 5th in goals scored per game at 3.52 and 13th in goals against at 2.93.
Brad Richardson leads the Coyotes in goals scored with 11. Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes in assists with 23 and points with 32. In goal, Adin Hill is 7-5-0 with a goals against average of 2.76 and save percentage of .901. On the season, Arizona is 28th in goals per game at 2.61 and 10th in goals against at 2.87.