Senators vs. Penguins - 4/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (46-25-8) at Ottawa Senators (36-34-9)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet Tuesday at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Pittsburgh Penguins look to build on their impressive six-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power plays. Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh with 33 goals, Evgeni Malkin has 31 assists and Phil Kessel has 265 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 83.7 percent of their power play chances. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 132 goals on 1,665 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has given up 32 goals on 384 shots. Fleury has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Ottawa Senators look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 28 goals, Mark Stone has 38 assists and Bobby Ryan has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.1 percent of their power play chances. Craig Anderson has allowed 160 goals on 1,881 shots faced and Andrew Hammond has given up 56 goals on 645 shots. Anderson has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Penguins are 6-0 in their last 6 road games and 21-8 in their last 29 vs. Eastern Conference. The Senators are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record and 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Penguins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to build some momutem heading into the playoffs on their six-game winning streak. The Senators are just waiting for the season to end and haven't had much success against the Penguins recently. Give me the road team.