The Pittsburgh Penguins look for their third consecutive victory on Tuesday when visiting the Nashville Predators. Pittsburgh is second in the Metropolitan Division at 36-15-9 with 81 points. The Penguins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Sunday. Dantan Heinen and Brian Boyle each scored one goal for Pittsburgh and Zach Aston-Reese and Sidney Crosby added empty-netters.
Jake Guentzel is leading Pittsburgh in goals scored with 28 and points with 59, while Kris Letang is the leader in assists with 45. In goal, Tristan Jarry is 29-12-6 with a goals against average of 2.32, save percentage of 922 and four shutouts. Pittsburgh is scoring an average of 3.25 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.58 goals per game. Pittsburgh’s power play scores 21.4% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 85.3% of the time.
Nashville looks for its second consecutive victory when hosting Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Nashville is fourth in the Central Division at 34-21-4 with 72 points and 17 points behind the first-place Colorado Avalanche. Nashville defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-2 on Sunday. Roman Josi scored a pair of goals for Nashville. Nashville has won four out of its last five.
Matt Duchene is the leading goal scorer for Nashville with 31, while Roman Josi is the leader in assists with 49 and points with 66. In goal, Juuse Saros is 28-18-3 with a goals-against average of 2.44, save percentage of .923 and three shutouts. Nashville is scoring an average of 3.19 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.78 goals per game. Nashville's power play scores 24.4% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 79.8% of the time.