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NHL Playoffs Game 4: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – May 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators

It’s Game 4 of the best of 7 series on Friday in the National Hockey League between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators. This is in the Eastern Conference Finals, with the winner of this series heading to the Stanley Cup. The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

The Ottawa Senators are the surprise team in the Eastern Conference remaining. The Senators finished second in their division and came away with series wins over the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. The Pittsburgh Penguins are -111 over the Ottawa Senators for this game on Friday night.

Senators Seeking Home Sweet Home

The Ottawa Senators are looking for home cooking. The Senators already won Game 3 at home and would love to grab yet another. During the regular season, the Senators went 22-11-8 at home. Ottawa blasted the Penguins in Game 3, scoring 4 goals in the first period of the game.

Craig Anderson has been fantastic for the Senators. The goaltender has been the main reason for the Ottawa success to the Eastern Conference Finals. The defense during the regular season finished 10th in the league, allowing just 2.6 goals per game Offensively, the Senators were led by Erik Karlsson’s 71p points.

Penguins Seeking to Seven Series

The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to even the series up at 2, and head home with a best of 3 series remaining. The Penguins were embarrassed in the Game 3 loss, pulling their starting goalie before he could start the second period. The Penguins also scored just a solo goal in the game.

During the regular season, the Penguins were the top scoring team in all of the National Hockey League. The Penguins scored 3.4 goals per game. Sidney Crosby was the top scorer for the Penguins, as he finished with 44 goals and 45 assists. The Penguins also were led by Phil Kessel’s 47 assists.

Penguins Even Series

The Pittsburgh Penguins have not typically played two bad games in a row. It will be interesting to see if the Penguins can get the job done here and head back home. Can the Penguins put on some more pressure, and if so, will Ottawa be able to hand it? The crowd in Ottawa will be pumped, there is no doubt about that.

The Pittsburgh Penguins score early and play a great hockey game. The Penguins head back home needing just two more wins to head to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second straight season. The final bet for this game is the Pittsburgh Penguins -111 over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.