Panthers face the Penguins, look for 4th straight win

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Florida Panthers (38-13-5, first in the Atlantic) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (34-14-9, third in the Metropolitan)

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Florida Panthers (38-13-5, first in the Atlantic) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (34-14-9, third in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Penguins -108, Panthers -112; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: Florida will try to keep its three-game win streak going when the Panthers take on Pittsburgh.

The Penguins are 21-9-4 in conference play. Pittsburgh is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 5.6 assists per game, led by Kris Letang averaging 0.8.

The Panthers are 23-6-3 against conference opponents. Florida averages 11.3 points per game to lead the Eastern Conference, recording 4.1 goals and 7.2 assists per game.

In their last meeting on Nov. 11, Pittsburgh won 3-2.

TOP PERFORMERS: Letang leads the Penguins with a plus-18 in 53 games this season. Sidney Crosby has eight assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

Jonathan Huberdeau leads the Panthers with 59 total assists and has 77 points. Aleksander Barkov has five goals and 12 assists over the last 10 games for Florida.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 6-3-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.2 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.

Panthers: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.5 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.

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

Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed).

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

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