PENGUINS (7-5-1) at OILERS (3-6-1)
8:30 p.m. ET; SN360, TVA Sports, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV
The Pittsburgh Penguins will attempt to end a two-game losing streak in the third game of a five-game road trip when they visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Wednesday.
The Penguins have given up seven or more goals in three of their five losses this season.
The Oilers, 1-2-1 in their past four games and 2-6-1 in their past nine games, are playing the third game of a five-game homestand.
Pittsburgh defeated Edmonton 2-1 in overtime in their last meeting on Oct. 24.
Players to watch
Penguins center Sidney Crosby has one assist in his past five games after having 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his first eight games this season. He has 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) in 13 career games against the Oilers.
Oilers center Connor McDavid has two goals in his past nine games after scoring a hat trick in Edmonton's season opener against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 4. He leads the Oilers in scoring with 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 10 games.
They said it
"I think the ability to get back out there and kind of remove that last game from your mind is beneficial. Our guys probably wish they could have done it sooner, but rest, especially for us early on in the year, is something that has been short. So the opportunity to get a day off and then have a good practice, hopefully, helps us going forward." -- Penguins defenseman Ian Cole on having two days between games following a 7-1 loss at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday
"Being able to watch guys really opened my eyes, it shows me a lot of things I can do better and things that I need to work on." -- Oilers rookie forward Kailer Yamamoto on being a healthy scratch the past two games
Penguins projected lineup
Conor Sheary -- Sidney Crosby -- Patric Hornqvist
Tom Kuhnhackl -- Evgeni Malkin -- Bryan Rust
Jake Guentzel -- Riley Sheahan -- Phil Kessel
Josh Archibald -- Greg McKegg -- Ryan Reaves
Brian Dumoulin -- Kris Letang
Olli Maatta -- Chad Ruhwedel
Ian Cole -- Frank Corrado
Scratched: Zach Trotman, Carl Hagelin
Injured: Matt Hunwick (concussion), Carter Rowney (upper body), Justin Schultz (concussion)
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Kailer Yamamoto
Drake Caggiula -- Ryan Strome -- Jussi Jokinen
Iiro Pakarinen -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse -- Adam Larsson
Oscar Klefbom -- Matt Benning
Kris Russell -- Eric Gryba
Scratched: Yohann Auvitu, Jujhar Khaira, Anton Slepyshev
Injured: Andrej Sekera (knee)
Yamamoto and Pakarinen return to the lineup for Edmonton. … Corrado and Archibald each will play his first game of the season for Pittsburgh.
Maroon has five points (four goals, one assist) in a five-game point streak. … Kessel has four points (two goals, two assists) in a four-game point streak and 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his past nine games. … Pittsburgh is 5-0-2 at Edmonton since the 2007-08 season.