Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Betting Odds, Analysis, NHL Preview

January 11th, 2017 by OddsShark.com Leave a reply »
Two of the NHL Eastern Conference’s best teams over the previous few seasons will be in the spotlight Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-8-5) and Washington Capitals (26-9-5) meet at the Verizon Center.

Washington is listed as a small home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark to try to extend its winning streak to seven and end Pittsburgh’s at five.

The Capitals halted the Columbus Blue Jackets' winning streak with a 5-0 rout at home last Thursday and have since followed up that victory with two more on the road versus the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens by a combined score of 5-1.

Washington goaltender Braden Holtby has been outstanding between the pipes during the streak, allowing only two goals in four starts, with backup Philipp Grubauer picking up the other two wins.

The Penguins have also been rolling lately and sit tied with the Capitals in second place in the Metropolitan Division with 57 points apiece, three points behind the Blue Jackets. Pittsburgh has played one fewer game than Washington and earned four of its five wins during its streak at home, including a 6-2 blowout o ...

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