Devils vs. Penguins - 3/6/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (33-23-8) at New Jersey Devils (31-28-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: New Jersey Devils / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT, MSG+
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils square off Sunday afternoon at the Prudential Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 26 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 29 assists and Phil Kessel has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 108 goals on 1,395 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed two goals in his last three games.
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The New Jersey Devils could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The New Jersey Devils are averaging 2.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power plays. Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey with 24 goals, Adam Henrique has 19 assists and Michael Cammalleri has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the New Jersey Devils are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Cory Schneider has allowed 117 goals on 1,525 shots faced and Keith Kinkaid has given up 31 goals on 346 shots. Schneider has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Penguins are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 3-9 in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest. The Devils are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Penguins are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in New Jersey.
The Penguins don't handle the end of back to backs very well, and they've surprisingly stunk up the joint when playing in New Jersey. Just five wins in their last 22 trips? No thanks. I'll take a shot with the Devils at home.