NHL Betting: Penguins To Pick Up Road Win In New York


New York Rangers 2.60 Pittsburgh Penguins 2.55

120 minutes of hockey have passed since the Rangers last scored a goal and, unsurprisingly, that means the Penguins have flipped the series right round on the back of a couple of Marc-Andre Fleury shutouts.

Derick Brassard's overtime winner in Game 1 seems a long time ago and as a result New York have dropped out to 3.75 to progress, lose at home again tonight and I definitely don't see a way back for them.

Sidney Crosby finally got his first goal of the playoffs meaning the unwanted attention has passed to Olympic teammate Rick Nash, 41 shots on net for the winger without registering as well as no points in the series makes for bleak reading.

Of course he's not the only Ranger struggling and none of their top line has featured on the box score in the last five games, it's not for lack of trying as shots ended up 35-15 in their favour on Monday which doesn't include the multiple times they struck iron. Rightly so though the Penguins aren't particularly unsettled and unless something changes they'll feel their own offensive talent is doing enough while they have their opponents contained. 

Dan Bylsma is clearly happy for his team to press less than usual and the Rangers produced a series of giveaways in trying to force the killer move or pass. A bonus of having talented defencemen means they can spot an early stretch pass out of the zone when the play breaks down which is home both goals came about two days ago.

New York's necessary urgency can go one of two ways tonight but they've not been a great comeback team all year, should they continue to struggle there's odds of 3.10 on the home side netting under 1.5 goals. For the game itself t's almost dead even in the odds as to who takes it so side with Pittsburgh to maintain their momentum.

Best Bet: Pittsburgh Penguins to win at 2.55