Game Preview: 01.30.22 vs. LAK
GM 45 | JAN. 30 | 1:00 p.m. ET | PPG PAINT ARENA
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PIT: 27 – 10 – 7 (61 pts)
LAK: 22 – 16 – 7 (51 pts)
The Penguins continue their six-game homestand as they take on the Los Angeles Kings at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins are 12-6-3 in their last 21 games against the Kings. Here at home, Pittsburgh has points in six straight games (4-0-2) against Los Angeles, and is 7-1-2 in its last 10 home games against them. The Penguins have points in 18 of 22 games against Western Conference opponents this season (13-4-5). Pittsburgh is 2-0-2 in four games in their six-game homestand.
Head coach Mike Sullivan has provided the Penguins with some of the best hockey in the league over the past two months, having suffered just two regulation losses in their last 21 games, with a record of 17-2-2 since December 4.
Pittsburgh’s 17 wins during that streak trail only Colorado (19) for most in the NHL.
The Penguins enter tonight’s game with points in 10 straight home games 8-0-2.
Six of the last 12 meetings between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles have gone to overtime since March 7, 2015.
Pittsburgh’s 10 wins in January are a club record for that month. A victory tonight would mark only the 24th time in NHL history that a team has recorded 11 or more wins in the calendar month of January. Colorado’s 14 wins this month are an NHL record for January.
Since January 15, only Joe Pavelski (4G-9A) and Johnny Gaudreau (2G-11A) have more points than Sidney Crosbywho has 12 points (6G-6A) in his last eight games.
DARK HOCKEY HISTORY GAME
The Pittsburgh Penguins will kick off a month of Black History Month celebrations today with the Black Hockey History Game. Prior to the puck drop, fans will have the opportunity to connect in person at networking events, and there will be a special Hockey Hall of Fame black hockey exhibit. All fans in attendance will receive a rally towel presented by CNX.
During the month of February, the Penguins will celebrate Black History Month through virtual programming focused on uplifting Black leaders and changemakers, sharing inspiring stories of historic resilience, and connecting people. our fans to each other through their love of hockey. For more information, click here.