Pittsburgh Penguins v Ottawa Senators
The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Ottawa Senators at the PPG Paints Arena on Friday evening, with the Penguins needing the win to ensure a high a finish as possible in the Metropolitan Division and, hopefully, home-ice advantage in the First Round of the Eastern Conference play-offs.
The Senators have had a very poor campaign and should provide ideal opposition, having lost eight of their last nine games prior to Wednesday’s trip to the Buffalo Sabres.
Home advantage, the quality of Penguins’ players such as Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, etc and the Senators porous defense are additional factors as to why the Penguins are the obvious pick to win comfortably here.
Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins