Pittsburgh; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Los Angeles Kings after the Kings knocked off the Nashville Predators 4-3 in a shootout.
Pittsburgh had a 46-25-11 record overall and a 25-14-5 record at home last season. The Penguins scored 50 power-play goals last season on 248 chances for a 20.2% success rate.
Los Angeles went 44-27-11 overall and 25-13-7 in road games last season. The Kings gave up 2.8 goals per game while scoring 2.9 last season.
INJURIES: Penguins: Teddy Blueger: day to day (upper body).
Kings: Alex Iafallo: out (lower body).