Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Buffalo Sabres Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/27/14
Buffalo Sabres (14-29-7) at Pittsburgh Penguins (36-14-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -271 / Buffalo Sabres +244 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, ROOT-Pittsburgh
The Consol Energy Center will be rocking when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Buffalo Sabres.
Buffalo easily dispatched scorching hot Columbus 5-2 to snap a five game winless skein. In the process the Blue Jackets saw an eight game winning streak come to an abrupt halt. Marcus Foligno and Christian Ehrhoff each recorded shorthanded goals with Ehrhoff posting a pair of assists. Cody Hodgson, Steve Ott and Matt Ellis also founds the back of the net to give Ryan Miller plenty of support. Miller didn't waste the offense although he saw plenty of rubber with 36 saves. Derek MacKenzie and Mark Letestu recorded goals and assists while Sergei Bobvrosky was yanked after letting in three goals on only ten shots.
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Surging Pittsburgh came up empty...literally, in a 3-0 defeat at Dallas on Saturday. The Stars scored once in the first and twice in the middle frame in a surprisingly quiet performance from the dangerous Penguins attack. Pitt had won four of five before Saturday's contest but never able to solve Kari Lehtonen although the Pitt offense made him work in the third with 12 saves to preserve his third shutout of the season. Sergei Gonchar, Rich Peverley and Jamie Benn each beat Marc-Andre Fleury who faced 28 shots in a losing performance against a team he hasn't seen in two years.
I wouldn't blame anybody for taking a shot at the plus money with Buffalo especially the way these teams performed last time out. I hate playing the puck line and there is limited value with the Penguins no matter how you look at it. I'd personally avoid the risk here...