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Monday, November 6th (All times eastern)

Pittsburgh Penguins (7-4-0) at Anaheim Ducks (10-0-4), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Anaheim Ducks try to remain the NHL's lone team without a regulation loss tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Honda Center.

The Ducks check in at 10-0-4, and are coming off Friday's 6-2 pounding of visiting Phoenix. Teemu Selanne and Chris Pronger notched a goal and two assists apiece to lift Anaheim.

Chris Kunitz and Sean O'Donnell also picked up a goal and one assist each, while netminder Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves for Anaheim, which has won three of its last four games.

Pronger, who came over from Edmonton via trade last summer, leads the Ducks with 10 assists, 13 points and a plus-8 rating.

By earning points in 14 consecutive games, the Ducks have posted the longest such streak to begin an NHL season since the Edmonton Oilers set an NHL record by doing so in 15 to start 1984-85.

The Ducks, who are 6-0-3 at home, will visit Vancouver on Thursday.

Pittsburgh, meanwhile, had a five-game winning run ended in Saturday's 3-2 loss to San Jose in the third portion of a four-match road trip. Vesa Toskala made 25 saves to anchor the Sharks' effort.

The Pens' Evgeni Malkin had his career-opening goal-scoring streak ended at six games. Malkin, who netted seven goals during his tear, was the first rookie in 89 years to find the net in his first six NHL matches.

Michel Ouellet and Dominic Moore each scored and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 31 shots for the Penguins.

Pittsburgh currently sits tied for third in the Atlantic Division with 14 points -- one point behind the Rangers and Devils.

The Pens will host Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh and Anaheim have not faced off since the 2003-04 season, when the Penguins won a 2-1 decision on March 6, 2004 at Mellon Arena. They ended a three-game series losing streak with that triumph.

Pittsburgh has lost in four straight trips to Anaheim.

11/06 10:28:12 ET


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