Predators play the Penguins after Josi’s 2-goal showing


Pittsburgh Penguins (29-21-9, fifth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Nashville Predators (29-22-6, fifth in the Central Division)

Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators host the Pittsburgh Penguins after Roman Josi scored two goals in the Predators’ 6-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes.

Nashville is 29-22-6 overall and 16-10-3 at home. The Predators have allowed 170 goals while scoring 166 for a -4 scoring differential.

Pittsburgh has a 29-21-9 record overall and a 13-12-5 record in road games. The Penguins are 26-4-5 in games they score at least three goals.

The matchup Tuesday is the first meeting this season between the two clubs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Josi has 17 goals and 37 assists for the Predators. Matt Duchene has five goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

Jake Guentzel has scored 24 goals with 28 assists for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin has four goals and eight assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.5 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Penguins: 5-5-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, four penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game.

INJURIES: Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Juuso Parssinen: day to day (upper body), Filip Forsberg: day to day (upper-body), Ryan Johansen: out (leg), Alexandre Carrier: out (upper-body).

Penguins: Mark Friedman: day to day (upper body).


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