[10:38 PM] Penguins @ Ducks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Pittsburgh Penguins (6-2-1)

@ Anaheim Ducks (3-4-2)


Starting Goalies:

Matt Murray (PIT): Confirmed

John Gibson (ANA): Confirmed


Current odds:

Pittsburgh Penguins: (-140)

Anaheim Ducks: (+120)


Captain Sidney Crosby boasts four goals in his first three games of the season after recovering from a concussion for Pittsburgh, which is expected to have Matt Murray (broken hand) in goal for the first time in 2016-17.

Anaheim welcomed forward Rickard Rakell back in the lineup for the first time this season and rolled to a 4-0 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday as the Swede registered a goal and two assists. The Ducks are 4-1-1 in their last six games and will add top-pair defenseman Hampus Lindholm, who signed an extension recently, when he clears up issues related to his work visa.

Crosby’s return has helped in a number of ways, including the power play where the Penguins are 4-for-9 in the last three games, and Letang can add another spark if he is back Wednesday. Marc-Andre Fleury has registered six victories and a .909 save percentage while Murray, who Pittsburgh rode to the Stanley Cup a season ago, was recovering from the preseason injury.

Anaheim battled its way back to .500 after failing to win in the first four games of the season and allowed just 11 goals over the last six contests with goalie John Gibson starting in five times.

Pittsburgh’s fourth-line C Matt Cullen is off to a strong start with a pair of goals and five assists.

StreakSmarts Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick