Ottawa At Pittsburgh NHL Game 7 Betting Odds & TV Info

Posted by Peter Boysen on May 24, 2017 in

In Game 6 of their Eastern Conference final against the Ottawa Senators, the Pittsburgh Penguins unloaded 46 shots on Craig Anderson’s net. He stopped 45 of them, just two days after he got yanked in the first period of a Game 5 in which he had already permitted four goals. Bobby Ryan scored on the power play for Ottawa (their first in their last 30 attempts), and Mike Hoffman scored the game-winner early in the third as Ottawa held on for a 2-1 win and sent the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 7. Which Senators team — and which Penguins team — will show up? After you check out this preview, look on our site for online betting for Major League Baseball, upcoming NHL and NBA playoffs, and other sports. Find the latest NHL betting odds here.

Ottawa Senators At Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Game 7 Betting Odds & TV Info

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 8:00pm ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
TV: NBC Sports
Radio: CFGO 1200 AM Ottawa / 105.9 FM The X Pittsburgh
Live Stream: NHL.TV
NHL Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -1½ (+160)

 

 

Why should you bet on the Penguins?

The Penguins did jump out to an early 1-0 lead in the second period behind Evgeni Malkin’s goal. Matt Murray did a creditable job as well in Game 6, stopping 28 of 30 shots from the Senators. The Penguins absolutely dominated attack zone time, pouring shot after shot at Anderson — including 23 in the second period alone. That style of play is what has brought Pittsburgh so much success, and if they can keep that pressure up in Game 7, they should win. However, a crack netminder like Anderson can get in the other team’s head and force them into mistakes — which is what happened when Ottawa put up a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh. The Penguins’ track record, and the fact that the game happens south of the border, give them a real edge here.

Why should you put your money on the Senators?

If you thought Ottawa was going to be cowed by that 7-0 disaster from Game 5, you learned differently during Game 6. They killed a pair of penalties in the first period and held their coverages, waiting for their opportunities. They did give up the first goal, but then they kept their philosophy in place and got two chances of their own. This is going to be a game that goes to the team with the better goalie, and Craig Anderson has done a lot more in this postseason than Matt Murray has. The Senators have used their scheme to knock off Boston and the New York Rangers — two offensively solid teams — and they are a game away from knocking off the team with the best offense in the NHL.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Senators eliminated the Rangers on the road, and they can now become the third team in this postseason to lose a game by six or more goals, win the next game and then go on to claim the series. I see Ottawa holding the Penguin attack off and prevailing, 3-2.