Pittsburgh hosts Los Angeles after Guentzel’s 2-goal game

Los Angeles Kings (22-16-7, third in the Pacific) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (27-10-7, second in the Metropolitan)

Pittsburgh; Sunday, 1 pm EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Penguins -202, Kings +168; over / under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh hosts the Los Angeles Kings after Jake Guentzel scored two goals in the Penguins’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.

The Penguins are 13-5-4 at home. Pittsburgh is fourth in the Eastern Conference recording 9.2 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.9 assists.

The Kings have gone 9-6-5 away from home. Los Angeles is 30th in the NHL with 35.4 shots per game and is averaging 2.8 goals.

In their last meeting on Jan. 13, Los Angeles won 6-2. Anze Kopitar totaled two goals for the Kings.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kris Letang leads the Penguins with a plus-19 in 40 games this season. Sidney Crosby has six goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

Kopitar leads the Kings with 25 total assists and has 39 points. Viktor Arvidsson has four goals and four assists over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 7-1-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.

Kings: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 4.5 assists, 2.8 penalties and 7.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.

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

Kings: Mikey Anderson: day to day (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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