Penguins vs. Red Wings - 3/15/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (37-19-11) at Pittsburgh Penguins (39-19-10)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Sunday at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Detroit Red Wings look to win after losing four of their last five games. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have a power play goal in eight straight games and have won five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 25 goals, Pavel Datsyuk has 34 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in nine straight games. Petr Mrazek has allowed 47 goals on 518 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 101 goals on 1,165 shots.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have one power play goal in their last six games and have won 10 straight when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Sidney Crosby has 47 assists and Patric Hornqvist has 180 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 114 goals on 1,500 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 42 goals on 475 shots.
The Red Wings are 38-16 in their last 54 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 94-45 in their last 139 home games. The Red Wings are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings in Pittsburgh.
Crosby was scratched from Saturday's game with an illness, which has me questioning him for this game. Because of that, I'm siding with the road team here.