The Penguins conclude their four-game road trip as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Pittsburgh has points in 12 of its last 18 games against Philadelphia (9-6-3). The Penguins have earned points in 11 of their last 14 games (10-3-1). Going back further, they have points in 18 of their last 23 games overall (16-5-2). Pittsburgh is 6-2-0 in its last eight road games dating back to Apr. 8.
Pittsburgh enters tonight's game tied with the Washington Capitals for the first place in the East Division with just three games remaining in the season. The Penguins, who have all three remaining games against teams that have been eliminated from playoff contention, are looking for their ninth division title in franchise history and first since the 2013-14 season. Pittsburgh's .670 points percentage in 2020-21 is currently on pace to be the fourth-best points percentage in team history.
UNDRAFTED AND UTILIZED
Although the Penguins boast a roster that has dressed nine players that were drafted in the first round, they also have their fair share of undrafted gems. Pittsburgh has used seven players and one goaltender this season that went undrafted, and their 56 combined points are sixth-most among all NHL teams. Pittsburgh's top-scoring undrafted players this season are Brandon Tanev (16), Zach Aston-Reese (14) and Evan Rodrigues (14).