Penguins scouting report

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Matchup: Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, 7:08 p.m. today, PNC Arena, Raleigh, N.C.

TV, radio: Root; WXDX-FM (105.9).

Probable goaltenders: Marc-Andre Fleury for Penguins; Justin Peters for Hurricanes.

Penguins: Have scored three or more goals in 11 of past 16 games against Carolina, winning 10 of them. ... C Sidney Crosby has seven points in four away games this season. ... Power play is 2 for 23 in the past five games.

Hurricanes: Are 15-8-3 against Penguins since moving to Raleigh in 1999. ... C Eric Staal has 15 goals, 22 assists in 35 career games against Penguins. ... Are the NHL's eighth-worst faceoff team, with success rate of 46.6 percent.

Hidden stat: Penguins have lost three consecutive games in regulation for first time since dropping six in a row from Dec. 29, 2011 to Jan. 11, 2012.


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