Ottawa Senators at Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Pro Hockey Betting Preview

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With no NBA playoff action scheduled for Friday night May 17th the NHL Playoffs will take center stage as the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins will meet for game two of their best of seven Eastern conference semifinal round

The Senators and Penguins will get things started from Pittsburgh at 7:30PM Eastern Time and the NBC Sports Network will deliver the live broadcast over television.

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The current odds for game two of this series at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home squad Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -190 odds with the return on the road underdog Ottawa Senators at +175 odds. The goal over under line is set at 5 ½ goals. Bettors who chose the play the puck line with the Pittsburgh Penguins and lays the -1 ½ runs will receive +160 odds. Bettors who choose to take the +1 ½ goal head start with the Senators will lay -170 odds for the wager on the puck line.

The Senators are fighting from behind in this series as they drop game one to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 4-1 with Pittsburgh favored on home ice by -185 odds. The goal total stayed just under 5 ½ runs. It was the fourth straight win by Pittsburgh over the Senators in a streak that spans up until January 27th of the regular season. It was close early as the Senators answered after a goal by Pittsburgh in 2:41 of the first quarter. The Senators could not match the offensive execution by the Penguins in game one and will need to adjust. One issue that Ottawa will need to steer from is penalties that results for the scoring chance for Pittsburgh. In game one of this series the Penguins converted on 2 of 4 on the man advantage while the Senators were an anemic 0 of 5 on the man advantage. After a shaky start to the post season the Penguins send starting goal tender Marc-Andre-Fleury to the bench as the backup behind new starter Tomas Vockoun. The Penguins starting goalie Thomas Vooukman is a perfect 3-0 during his three playoffs game as starting goaltender.

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