Ottawa At Pittsburgh NHL Game 2 Winning Predictions
If, before this NHL season began, or even before the playoffs began, you had placed a bet that the Stanley Cup Final would be contested between the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators, you would be holding onto a betting slip that would be worth a lot of money. That this is now a situation that might actually happen is sure to be something that would have you guarding that slip very closely. There is still a lot of hockey to be played yet, but both of those teams have made it clear that while they may be the underdogs, they are not going down without a fight.
The Ottawa Senators came into their Eastern Conference Final versus the Penguins with most folks believing that they would simply be swept aside in 4 or 5 games, but they upset the apple cart a little by stealing Game 1 in Pittsburgh. There will be no panic in the Penguins camp just yet, but they are sure to be frantically trying to figure out a very stubborn Ottawa defense in Game 2, which is set for Monday night.
In Depth Analysis On The Senators At Penguins NHL Game 2 Winning Predictions
When: Monday, May 15 at 8 PM EST
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
Live Stream: NHL.TV
NHL Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -1½ (+150)
Why bet on the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators have reached this lofty point in the playoffs by doing things the hard way. The Senators have now played 13 games this postseason, 1o of which have been decided by a single goal, and 7 of which have gone to OT. It was more of the same in Game 1 of this series, as Ottawa was able to force OT before snagging that valuable winning goal. It was once again Bobby Ryan who delivered, scoring his third winning goal of the playoffs. We keep saying that this style of play is eventually going to catch up to the Senators, but they just keep confounding us all by finding ways to win these close games.
Why bet on the Pittsburgh Penguins
It’s a sign of how good the Penguins have been in this postseason that the Game 1 loss in this series represents the first time that they have been behind in a series. That is not to say that they haven’t had to overcome some real pressure, though, as they were forced to win a Game 7 on the road in the last round versus the Washington Capitals. It goes without saying that the Penguins need to do more on the offensive side of the ice, as their 28 shots in Game 1 were really not enough for a team that was supposed to come out and dominate this series from the get go.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
In the last 7 regular season meetings between these two teams, it has been the home team that has won 6 times. This suggests that the Penguins are not about to drop two in a row in their own building, which is why I like them to win Game 2.
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