The Penguins defense will tighten up according to Champion Handicapper Dana Lane as he goes for his 7th straight postseason victory.
The Pittsburgh Penguins ran out to a 2-0 lead in game one before the Capitals stormed back to tie it up. Thankfully Nick Bonino scored the go-ahead goal and game winner with 7:24 remaining to cash our sixth straight victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals
I’m not getting involved in another plus money side yet the Under 5.5 line will require laying a little juice in tonight’s Capitals-Penguins game two, match-up starting at 8:00 ET/5:00 PT on NBC, CBC, and TVA.
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The ‘under’ is 14-4-2 in the Capitals last 20 games against the Eastern Conference including an 8-0-3 run against the Metropolitan Division.
Even though game one fell under the ‘total’, had it not been for Marc Andre-Fleury who had 35 total saves, this game would have flown over the 5.5.
Like always, we anticipate a different game from what we just saw because statistically, game one should have easily cashed ‘over’ tickets.
Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan will come up with a better way to contain too many Capital shots from the blue-line.
Expect the Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, and Bryan Rust line to be more defensive minded in their own end. The Penguins can’t survive another 13 shots from the Capitals top two defensive pairings because most of the time these shots lead to tip-ins. Pittsburgh must put more pressure on shooters from the point.
We know we can rely on Marc Andre-Fleury as the game progresses, evident by his 15 third period saves in game one to improve his playoff record to 5-1 with a .934 save percentage.
The Penguins will limit the Capitals chances in game two while the Penguins continue to play a disciplined brand of hockey.