PENGUINS (21-10-4) at CANUCKS (17-15-4)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will try to match their season-high winning streak with a fifth straight victory when they visit the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Saturday.
Goalie Matt Murray is expected to start for first time in six games after Tristan Jarry made 26 saves in a 5-2 road win against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.
Pittsburgh, which also won five straight games from Oct. 10-18, is 10-3-0 in its past 13 games.
Forward Loui Eriksson will return to the lineup for the Canucks after being a scratch in each of the past seven games. He has one goal in 17 games this season.
Jacob Markstrom will make his seventh straight start for Vancouver, which ended a three-game losing streak with a 5-4 overtime win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.
Players to watch
Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has eight points (three goals, five assists) in a five-game point streak and 24 points (seven goals, 17 assists) in 16 games without Sidney Crosby (core muscle) in the lineup.
Canucks forward Brock Boeser has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his past nine games.
They said it
"It's huge, especially given the circumstances right now with the amount of injuries that we have, to have different guys step up and contribute offensively." -- Penguins coach Mike Sullivan
"I thought we played pretty good when we played those two games against Edmonton (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1). Both of them have good chemistry and we just need to do the same thing." -- Canucks forward Loui Eriksson, on playing on the second line with Bo Horvat and Tanner Pearson in his previous game
Penguins projected lineup
Jake Guentzel -- Evgeni Malkin -- Bryan Rust
Zach Aston-Reese -- Jared McCann -- Dominik Kahun
Dominik Simon -- Teddy Blueger -- Brandon Tanev
Alex Galchenyuk -- Joseph Blandisi -- Sam Lafferty
Jack Johnson -- Kris Letang
Marcus Pettersson -- John Marino
Juuso Riikola -- Chad Ruhwedel
Scratched: Thomas Di Pauli, Kevin Czuczman
Injured: Sidney Crosby (core muscle), Nick Bjugstad (lower body), Brian Dumoulin (lower body), Patric Hornqvist (lower body), Justin Schultz (lower body)
Canucks projected lineup
J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser
Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Loui Eriksson
Antoine Roussel -- Adam Gaudette -- Jake Virtanen
Tyler Motte -- Jay Beagle -- Tim Schaller
Jordie Benn -- Christopher Tanev
Quinn Hughes -- Tyler Myers
Oscar Fantenberg -- Troy Stecher
Scratched: Jalen Chatfield, Zack MacEwen
Injured: Josh Leivo (fractured kneecap), Brandon Sutter (upper body), Thatcher Demko (concussion), Micheal Ferland (upper body), Alexander Edler (upper body), Tyler Graovac (lower body)
The Penguins did not skate in Vancouver on Saturday. … Eriksson replaces Leivo, who will miss two to three months after he was injured against Vegas on Thursday. … Demko skated with the team Saturday for the first time since sustaining a concussion in practice Dec. 11 but there is no timeline for his return.
Letang has seven points (two goals, five assists) in a four-game point streak and has scored a goal in consecutive games. … Rust has eight points (four goals, four assists) in a five-game point streak. … Guentzel has no points in his past two games after having nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his previous five. … Pettersson has four goals in his past five games.