Penguins vs. Ducks - 2/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (25-18-7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (26-18-7)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -120 / Anaheim Ducks +100 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWHD, ROOT, TVA
The Anaheim Ducks and Pittsburgh Penguins meet Monday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Anaheim Ducks look to build on their solid six-game winning streak. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 21 goals, Sami Vatanen has 18 assists and Ryan Kesler has 117 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.1 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 55 goals on 670 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 40 goals on 521 shots. Anderson has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.1 percent of their power plays. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 23 goals, Sidney Crosby has 27 assists and Phil Kessel has 161 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 89 goals on 1,098 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 28 goals on 364 shots. Fleury has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 52-24 in their last 76 Monday games and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Penguins are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Ducks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both teams are playing real solid hockey at the moment. However, it's still qite tough to win in Pittsburgh, something the Ducks know all too well. The Penguins have the advantage here and should be able to snap the Ducks winning streak.