8:37 pm
November 9

Penguins @ Blackhawks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Pittsburgh Penguins (4-3-3)

@ Chicago Blackhawks (2-9-2)


Starting Goalies:

Tristan Jarry (PIT): Confirmed

Marc-Andre Fleury (CHI): Confirmed


Current odds:

Pittsburgh Penguins: (-145)

Chicago Blackhawks: (+125)


After edging the Nashville Predators on Sunday in the debut of interim coach Derek King, the Chicago Blackhawks now will aim for their first winning streak of the season when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Chicago earned only its second victory in 13 tries Sunday, as Alex DeBrincat tallied the game-winner just 37 seconds into overtime — and approximately 30 hours after the organization fired head coach Jeremy Colliton on Saturday afternoon.

Backup goaltender Kevin Lankinen earned the win for Chicago, which likely will turn to Marc-Andre Fleury against his former team. Fleury spent the first 13 seasons of his career with Pittsburgh, compiling a 375-216-68 record and a 2.58 goals-against average while winning three Stanley Cups.

Playing on the road for the first time since Oct. 14, the Penguins come to Chicago as losers of four of their last five games (1-3-1). Pittsburgh is coming off Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild, as the Penguins surrendered a pair of 6-on-5 goals in the last 3:19 of regulation. On Thursday, Pittsburgh prevailed with a 3-2 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers, but not before yielding the tying goal with 2:52 left in regulation.

Held without a goal in the first nine games of the season, Kasperi Kapanen had a hat trick for the Penguins. “We were really happy to see him get off the schneid a little bit,” linemate Evan Rodrigues said. “Just really, really happy for him. He played well. He’s had his chances the first nine games or so, and they just weren’t going in for him. And it’s funny the way hockey works. You get one, you start gripping your stick a little lighter, and then the game starts to come to you.”

StreakSmarter Pick
Pittsburgh Penguins