Buffalo Sabres (12-6-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (7-8-3)
|Date & Time||Monday November 19, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins / Buffalo Sabres --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Pittsburgh Penguins welcome the Buffalo Sabres to town in a Monday NHL tilt.
The surging Buffalo Sabres have won five straight following a 3-2 victory at Minnesota on Saturday. Zach Parise and Matt Dumba scored twice in the first for a 2-0 lead with Devan Dubnyk absorbing the loss for the Wild with three goals scoring on 29 shots.
The Sabres received scoring off the sticks of Jake McCabe in the first while Rasmus Dahlin and Jason Pominville posted third period tallies. Jack Eichel gave Buffalo two assists and Linus Ullmark picked up the win with 37 stops.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been tough to figure out with losses in eight of nine after falling to Ottawa 6-4 on Saturday. The Rangers scoring came off the sticks of Filip Chytil, Brendan Smith, Vladislav Namesnikov and Chris Kreider. Kreider also posted two assists and Henrik Lundqvist recorded 39 saves for New York.
The Ottawa Senators have been playing well with wins in three of four after outscoring visiting Pittsburgh 6-4 on Saturday. Kris Letang, Zach Aston-Reese, Matt Cullen and Patric Hornqvist all lit the lamp for the Penguins. Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin each posted two assists for Pittsburgh with Casey DeSmith giving up three goals on 15 shots before Matt Murray stopped 7-10 shots in relief.
Matt Duchene and Mark Stone topped the Ottawa offensive explosion with a pair of markers with Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci also reaching the scoring column. Ryan Dzingel added two assists to lift Ottawa and Craig Anderson’s 31 saves to the win.
Sabres are 5-0 in their last 5 overall and over is 5-0-1 in Sabres last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and under is 3-0-1 in Sabres last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Penguins are 0-6 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and Penguins are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and Penguins are 0-5 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and Sabres are 7-22-2 in the last 31 meetings in Pittsburgh and Sabres are 15-39-3 in the last 57 meetings.
I have no idea what to expect from the Penguins so perhaps something on the over to keep your interest…