Panthers vs. Penguins - 2/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (28-19-7) at Florida Panthers (32-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers -129 / Pittsburgh Penguins +117 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, FSFL, TVA
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Florida Panthers meet Monday night at the BB&T Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 24 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 26 assists and Phil Kessel has 175 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 94 goals on 1,187 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 28 goals on 364 shots. Fleury has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.6 percent of their power plays. Reilly Smith leads Florida with 18 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 23 assists and Vincent Trocheck has 116 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 98 goals on 1,295 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 28 goals on 379 shots. Luongo has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
The Penguins are 2-6 in their last 8 Monday games and 7-2 in their last 9 overall. The Panthers are 11-4 in their last 15 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Penguins are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
The Panthers are banged up and those injuries are proving costly during their losing stretch. The Penguins are playing solid hockey and have won 19 of their last 26 games against the Panthers. I'll take the plus money here.