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Seattle Kraken (6-4-2, third in the Pacific Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (4-5-2, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Seattle Kraken visits the Pittsburgh Penguins after Alexander Wennberg’s two-goal game against the Minnesota Wild in the Kraken’s 4-0 win.

Pittsburgh is 4-5-2 overall and 3-0-1 at home. The Penguins scored 40 total goals (3.6 per game) to rank seventh in the NHL.

Seattle is 4-1-1 on the road and 6-4-2 overall. The Kraken allowed 38 goals while scoring 42 for a +4 differential.

Saturday’s game is the fourth time these teams have met this season. The Kraken won 3-1 in the last game. Wennberg led the Kraken with two goals.

BEST PERFORMERS: Evgeni Malkin has five goals and seven assists for the Penguins. Rickard Rakell has scored five goals and added an assist in the last 10 games.

Jared McCann has scored five goals with three assists for the Kraken. Morgan Geekie has four goals and one assist in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 3-5-2, averaged 3.4 goals, 5.5 assists, 3.5 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game.

Kraken: 5-4-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 6.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Penguins: Teddy Blueger: out (upper body), Jeff Carter: day to day (lower body).

Kraken: Chris Driedger: out (knee), Philipp Grubauer: out (lower body), Jared McCann: day to day (undisclosed), Joonas Donskoi: out (upper body).

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

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