Penguins vs. Sabres - 3/29/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Sabres (31-34-10) at Pittsburgh Penguins (42-25-8)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -265 / Buffalo Sabres +235 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSGB, ROOT
The Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins clash Tuesday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The Buffalo Sabres look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Buffalo Sabres are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.5 percent of their power plays. Jack Eichel leads Buffalo with 23 goals, Sam Reinhart has 18 assists and Evander Kane has 270 shots on goal. Defensively, the Buffalo Sabres are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their power play chances. Chad Johnson has allowed 91 goals on 1,115 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 48 goals on 634 shots. Johnson has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 32 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists and Phil Kessel has 247 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 130 goals on 1,641 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Sabres are 16-53 in their last 69 games playing on 0 days rest and 75-164 in their last 239 overall. The Penguins are 5-0 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 13-4 in their last 17 home games. The Sabres are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Pittsburgh and 19-43-4 in the last 66 meetings overall.
The Sabres are awful on the road to begin with, but now they're running into a hot Penguins team on the end of a back to back. The Penguins should roll here.