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Penguins take on the Hurricanes on losing streak

Carolina Hurricanes (45-20-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (30-30-10, seventh in the Metropolitan Division)

Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins aim to stop their three-game slide when they play the Carolina Hurricanes.

Pittsburgh has gone 30-30-10 overall with an 8-7-4 record in Metropolitan Division play. The Penguins have a 7-9-8 record in one-goal games.

Carolina has a 45-20-7 record overall and a 14-4-4 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Hurricanes are 41-6-3 in games they score at least three goals.

The teams square off Tuesday for the fourth time this season. The Hurricanes won the last matchup 3-2 in overtime.

TOP PERFORMERS: Erik Karlsson has eight goals and 38 assists for the Penguins. Bryan Rust has four goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

Sebastian Aho has 31 goals and 49 assists for the Hurricanes. Seth Jarvis has scored eight goals and added one assist over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 2-6-2, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 4.3 goals per game.

Hurricanes: 8-1-1, averaging 4.1 goals, 7.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Penguins: Jansen Harkins: out (upper body), Jeff Carter: day to day (upper body), Ryan Graves: day to day (personal), Noel Acciari: day to day (undisclosed), Matt Nieto: out (knee).

Hurricanes: Jesper Fast: day to day (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.