Saturday, December 19, 2015
Consol Energy Center
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +120 and the Penguins at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Carolina comes into this matchup having played 31 games. They have an overall record of 12-14-5 and on the road they have a record of 6-8-2. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 77 goals and given up 96 goals for a point differential of -19. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 15-12-3 including 8-5-2 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 68 goals and surrendered 74 for a goal differential of -6.
Eric Staal has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 5 goals this season with 75 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Justin Faulk has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 12 goals on 96 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Cam Ward has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 522 shots against him and has given up 56 goals. He has made 466 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 6 goals this season with 86 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 14 goals on 91 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 764 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 707 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Hurricanes have 29 total points this season. They have scored 77 goals while giving up 95 goals. They have had 103 power play opportunities and have scored 18 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Hurricanes have allowed 75 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.24% for the season to this point. They allow 26 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 88%.
The Penguins have a total of 33 points on the season. They have 15 power play goals on 101 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 103 power play opportunities and have given up 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 67 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.15%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-19 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 12-9-10 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 14-15 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 9-16-5 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/24/15 LW Nathan Gerbe Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/16/15 C Nick Bonino Illness "?" Friday vs Boston
12/15/15 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion expected to miss 1-2 weeks
12/14/15 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/11/15 D Kris Letang Upper Body out indefinitely
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina
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