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Senators vs. Penguins - 4/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Penguins (42-26-11) at Ottawa Senators (40-26-13)
Date & Time Tuesday April 7, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Senators -123 / Pittsburgh Penguins +111 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
ROOT, RDS
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NHL | Pittsburgh Penguins (42-26-11) at Ottawa Senators (40-26-13)
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators play Tuesday at the Canadian Tire Centre.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have two power play goals in their last four games and have won four of their last five when scoring at least three goals. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 28 goals, Sidney Crosby has 54 assists and Brandon Sutter has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals and have allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 139 goals on 1,733 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 50 goals on 546 shots.

The Ottawa Senators need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Senators are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Ottawa Senators have four power play goals in their last two games and have won five of their last six when scoring at least three goals. Mike Hoffman leads Ottawa with 26 goals, Kyle Turris has 37 assists and Mark Stone has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Senators are allowing 2.6 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Craig Anderson has allowed 87 goals on 1,134 shots faced and Robin Lehner has given up 74 goals on 779 shots.

The Penguins are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 14-6 in their last 20 vs. Atlantic. The Senators are 10-3 in their last 13 home games and 12-5 in their last 17 vs. Eastern Conference. The Penguins are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.

Both teams have been a little shaky as of late, but the Senators are at home and are in a must-win situation. I'll take Ottawa to get the victory. 

Pick:
Ottawa Senators -123

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