take a closer look to see if they can get in the win column

  • Thursday’s contest marks the Pittsburgh Penguins fourth outing in a five game road trip that’s taking them across Canada. While some hockey experts are concerned that the Penguins are struggling to start the season, keep in mind that no team in the league has played more road games than Pittsburgh nine . Let’s take a closer look to see if they can get in the win column again tonight.

    The Flames and https://www.penguinspitfans.com/carl-hagelin-jersey-c-22.html Penguins have split their last eight meetings with the Flames winning four in a row, but the Penguins had won the previous four games. Half of those games have fallen under the posted total, and seven of the eight meetings have had a posted total of 5.5.

    Pittsburgh Penguins
    The Penguins are in the midst of a five game road trip. Their road trip didn’t get off to a good start as they fell 2 1 in Minnesota on Saturday and then they were trounced 7 1 in Winnipeg on Sunday night. Matt Murray only lasted for four goals on nine shots as he was chased by the Jets , although Evgeni Malkin scored for the second game in a row. A lot of people are concerned about the Pens and there has been talk of a Stanley Cup hangover, but although they’re not at the top of the league https://www.penguinspitfans.com/sidney-crosby-jersey-c-24.html, they’re not struggling as much as the media would have you believe.

    The Penguins’ road heavy schedule so far might have something to do with their struggles as they have played eight of their first 13 games on the road , where they are 3 5 0, as opposed to 4 0 1 at home. They have also had three really bad road defeats; a 10 1 loss in Chicago in their second game of the season https://www.penguinspitfans.com/jake-guentzel-jersey-c-23.html, 7 1 in Tampa Bay on October 21st and the aforementioned 7 1 defeat in Winnipeg. Those losses were tempered last night with a win in Edmonton.

    It isn’t time to press the panic button just yet for the Penguins, who are 22nd in goals scored and 29th in goals against. They just might be on cruise control right now because it’s early in the season.

    Calgary Flames
    The Flames snapped a two game skid with a 2 1 win over Washington on Sunday but have still lost four of six. Micheal Ferland and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary while Mike Smith stopped 30 of 31 shots. He continues to play well for the Flames as Calgary is eighth in the NHL in goals against. Smith has a GAA of 2.31 along with a save percentage of .931. However, an ongoing problem with the Flames is that they Carter Rowney Jersey can’t seem to score goals as they’re 30th in the league in goals scored. Monahan has six goals to lead the Flames, and Mikael Backlund has four.

    With the Pens and Flames offenses struggling, under might be the best way to go in this one

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