Hockey fans love nothing more than a playoff Game 7, unless of course you are a fan of one of the teams involved. One group of fans is going to have reason to celebrate staying alive, while the other set will be forced to drown their sorrow, taking no solace in the fact their team came so close to moving on. This is the situation that fans of the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins will have on Thursday night, as they will be going head to head in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. The pressure doesn’t get much higher than this, as the winning team knows that they will be facing the Nashville Predators for the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been here before, and have a ton of experience in these types of situations. The Ottawa Senators are a surprise package, and since no-one really expected them to be here, they may be in a situation where the pressure is off a little. Who will win and take the next step to the Final? Find the latest NHL betting odds here.
In Depth Analysis On The Senators At Penguins NHL Winning Predictions For Game 7
When: Thursday, May 25 at 8 PM EST
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
TV: NBCSN, CBC, TVAS
Live Stream: NHL.TV
NHL Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -1½ (+160)
Why bet on the Ottawa Senators
Regardless of what happens on Thursday night, this has been a season to remember for the Ottawa Senators. They came into this series as some pretty big underdogs, and the fact that they have managed to take the defending champions all the way to a Game 7 is amazing. The Sens looked to be dead and buried after going down 7-0 in Game 5, but they went back home and did what they have done all the way through this postseason, which is to find a way to win a tight game. Their 2-1 win on home ice earned them a trip back to Pittsburgh, and if they can avoid falling to the early blitz from the Pens, they might just be able to sneak out another tight win.
Why bet on the Pittsburgh Penguins
This series has been playoff hockey at it’s very best, as it has delivered twists and turns, ups and downs, and surprises galore. This is the second straight series in which the Penguins have put themselves in a tougher position than they really needed to be in. They were 3-1 up versus the Washington Capitals in the last round before losing back to back games that forced a Game 7, which they eventually won. I’m sure that most of you had the Penguin winning in Game 6 of this series, but that 2-1 loss means that we may yet experience another twist in the tale. Home ice advantage for the Pens in this one is huge, though.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Before the playoff began, I had the Pittsburgh Penguins down as the team that would win it all. I am a little bit nervous about this game, but I do believe that they will find a way to win.