When the Carolina Hurricanes play the Pittsburgh Penguins at PNC Arena on Saturday (starting at 7:00 PM ET), Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jake Guentzel will be two of the best players to keep an eye on.

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Penguins vs. Hurricanes Game Information

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Penguins Players to Watch

  • Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby has totaled 10 assists and 10 goals in 15 games. That's good for 20 points.
  • With 19 total points (1.3 per game), including six goals and 13 assists through 15 contests, Guentzel is crucial for Pittsburgh's offense.
  • This season, Evgeni Malkin has eight goals and nine assists, for a season point total of 17.
  • In the crease, Alex Nedeljkovic has a .900 save percentage (35th in the league), with 63 total saves, while conceding six goals (3.0 goals against average). He has put up a 1-1-0 record between the posts for Pittsburgh this season.

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Hurricanes Players to Watch

  • Sebastian Aho is one of Carolina's leading contributors with 13 points. He has scored four goals and picked up nine assists this season.
  • Kotkaniemi is another important player for Carolina, with 13 points (0.8 per game) -- scoring six goals and adding seven assists.
  • Brady Skjei has 12 points for Carolina, via two goals and 10 assists.
  • Pyotr Kochetkov (1-4-0) has a 3.1 goals against average and an .877% save percentage (63rd in league).

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Penguins vs. Hurricanes Stat Comparison

Hurricanes Rank Hurricanes AVG Penguins AVG Penguins Rank
16th 3.19 Goals Scored 3.53 9th
18th 3.25 Goals Allowed 2.8 10th
3rd 34.1 Shots 34.5 1st
1st 26 Shots Allowed 29.9 12th
9th 24.14% Power Play % 16.67% 22nd
17th 78.57% Penalty Kill % 85.11% 9th

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