Among the top players to watch when the Carolina Hurricanes meet the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday at PNC Arena -- beginning at 7:00 PM ET -- are the Hurricanes' Sebastian Aho and the Penguins' Sidney Crosby.

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Hurricanes vs. Penguins Game Information

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Hurricanes Players to Watch

  • Aho is one of Carolina's top contributors (13 points), via amassed four goals and nine assists.
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi is another key contributor for Carolina, with 13 points (0.8 per game) -- scoring six goals and adding seven assists.
  • Brady Skjei has scored two goals and added 10 assists in 16 games for Carolina.
  • Pyotr Kochetkov's record is 1-4-0. He has given up 14 goals (3.11 goals against average) and racked up 100 saves.

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Penguins Players to Watch

  • Crosby is a top offensive contributor for his club with 20 points (1.3 per game), as he has recorded 10 goals and 10 assists in 15 games (playing 18:51 per game).
  • Jake Guentzel's 19 points this season, including six goals and 13 assists, make him one of the top players on offense for Pittsburgh.
  • This season, Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has 17 points, courtesy of eight goals (third on team) and nine assists (fourth).
  • In the crease, Pittsburgh's Alex Nedeljkovic is 1-1-0 this season, collecting 63 saves and giving up six goals (3.0 goals against average) with a .900 save percentage (35th in the league).

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Hurricanes vs. Penguins 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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