Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game Notes, Odds, And TV/Radio


The Pittsburgh Penguins (15-5-2, 32 points) look to even both the regular season series and the score tonight as they complete a home-and-home set in Carolina against the Hurricanes.

The Black and Gold lost 4-2 at home last night to the Canes. Mike Johnston’s squad is still tied with the New York Islanders for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division at 32 points apiece. The Isles also lost on Friday 5-2 to the Capitals in Washington.

With Friday’s victory, Bill Peters’ crew (7-12-3, 17 points) remain in seventh place in the Metro Division, but are now three points ahead of the last place Columbus Blue Jackets. They are 4-3-1 at home this season.

Tonight is the second of four meetings this season between the two teams. The Canes have won two in a row over the Pens dating back to last season’s 4-1 victory on April 1 in the Steel City.

When: Saturday, Nov. 29

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67162)

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7 (http://penguins.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=67173)

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

Carolina left wing Nathan Gerbe has contributed two goals and two assists for four points in his past five games.

According to the SportsNetwork.com, Anton Khudobin gets the call between the pipes tonight for Carolina. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound goaltender is 1-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA in his career against Pittsburgh.

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The same web site says the Penguin’s backup goaltender Thomas Greiss could get his fifth start of the season this season. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound netminder has a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage in four games this season.

Pittsburgh recalled forward Andrew Ebbett this morning from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. The 5-foot-9, 174-pound center leads WBS in points with 17 and assists with 12 over 17 games played. Forward Marcel Goc took a shot off his foot in the first period in Friday’s matchup.

Up Next: The Black and Gold are back at CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday, Dec. 2 to take on Metro Division opponent, the New Jersey Devils (9-10-4, 22 points) for the second time this season. The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh.

From The Clipboard: Forward Nick Spaling has two goals and four assists for six points in his last 12 games…Sidney Crosby is in a three-way tie with Jakub Voracek of the Flyers and Tyler Seguin of the Stars for first in the NHL with 10 multi-point games…Pittsburgh is 12-3-1 when Patric Hornqvist puts up a point this season.