By now you must know the story of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brought out of oblivion by a certain Mario Lemieux, the Penguins rode the coat-tail of arguably the best hockey player of all time to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992. Fast forward over a decade and you have a similar equation start to form. Sydney Crosby was drafted as the league’s top draft pick in 2005, and it was immediately evident why. Evgeni Malkin, the 2nd-overall pick in 2004, formed a formidable partnership with Sydney Crosby, the team entering many pundits cup-contenders category like gangbusters.
It took only two years playing together before the Penguins once again hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2009. It hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshines since, as the Pens success has clearly started to dwindle. That’s not to say this current Pens lineup doesn’t have what it takes to make another playoff run but it is more improbable with every passing year. Crosby and Malkin have suffered some serious injuries in recent seasons, both all stars sometimes struggling to return to their invincible 2008-2009 form.
Pick wisely when you bet on the Pens, but don’t be afraid to put a wager down on their dynamic offense from time to time. The Pens, if they can avoid the injury bug, are still one of the league’s elite outfits and it would not surprise anyone to see them make another lengthy playoff run.
Who Do The Pittsburgh Penguins Play Next
Take a look at who the Pens play next to formulate a strategically sound bet. Analyse previous games and find out whether the Pens are injury free and on a roll.
Pittsburgh Penguins Game Schedule
Do you know who the Pens play on their next road trip? It’s worth taking a look at their schedule to ensure you’re making the right betting decisions. You won’t regret it.
Pittsburgh Penguins Standings Today
The Pens are expected to make the playoffs every season, especially while Crosby and Malkin can still perform at high levels. Find out what teams are knocking on their door.
From there, make a betting strategy that works for you by not only analysing the Penguins but all the teams that can impede their progress.
|4||Columbus Blue Jackets||108||82||39||24||249||195|
|9||New York Rangers||102||82||40||28||256||220|
|10||St. Louis Blues||99||82||38||29||235||218|
|11||San Jose Sharks||99||82||38||29||221||201|
|14||Toronto Maple Leafs||95||82||33||27||251||242|
|17||New York Islanders||94||82||33||29||241||242|
|18||Tampa Bay Lightning||94||82||32||30||234||227|
|22||Los Angeles Kings||86||82||25||35||201||205|
|25||Detroit Red Wings||79||82||17||36||207||244|
|27||New Jersey Devils||70||82||18||40||183||244|
How To Make Money Betting On Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins are a streaky team so if they’re hot, they’re sizzling hot. Don’t be surprised if the Pens go 10 or 15 games without losing when in the mood. With a high-octane offense led by Crosby and Malkin, Pittsburgh is renowned for scoring goals in bunches. That’s usually good for an over punt or two, especially considering that the Pens don’t have the most stellar of defensive units. Bet for the Pens in almost every home game as they don’t lose often in the friendly confines of the Consol Energy Center.