Detroit Red Wings vs Pittsburgh Penguins prediction & preview 14.01.17
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The Pittsburgh Penguins arch to the Motor City this Saturday to yield on the Detroit Red Wings in a bold that promises to be interesting. Both teams accept faced boxy stretches over the endure few amateur and are about atrocious to end the anniversary with a win.
The Penguins are acquisitive to animation aback afterwards two beeline losses in a boxy back-to-back set. This will be the end of a three-game alley trip, and they will be searching to get at atomic one win out of it. They are currently in 3rd abode in the Metropolitan Division.
While Pittsburgh has had a asperous week, Detroit has had a asperous month. They accept three beeline and 5 of their endure six, but they are abiding home afterwards a boxy alley trip.
The Red Wings are in 8th abode in the Atlantic Division.
Having won 5 amateur in a row amid Dec. 23 – Jan. 8, the Pittsburgh Penguins (26-10-5) accept accidentally confused in the aboriginal two outings of their accepted 3-game alley stretch, accident 5-2 at the Washington Capitals on Wednesday afore getting defeated 4-1 by the Ottawa Senators just 24 hours later. This was the aboriginal time the Pens had been baffled in afterwards amateur in adjustment aback Dec. 14-19, 2015, traveling 90 able outings afterwards back-to-back defeats in 60 minutes. The abridgement of conduct bedeviled in Pittsburgh’s cruise to Ottawa, with the visitors giving up two goals on 5 all-embracing ability play opportunities. Coach Mike Sullivan was befuddled out of the bold by the referees anon afterwards Justin Schultz (7 goals, 26 credibility for the year) was alleged for goaltender interference. Conor Sheary (11 goals, 25 points) netted the alone ambition for Pittsburgh.
Goalie Matt Murray played his aboriginal airing afterwards abiding from a lower-body injury, abiding just afterwards Christmas, authoritative a absolute of 29 saves. He is 13-4-1 for the accepted attack with a 2.28 GAA and has never played adjoin Detroit before. Marc-Andre Fleury (13-6-4 for the year with a 3.12 GAA) has gone 9-6-1 in the accomplished adjoin the Red Wings with a 2.93 career GAA. The Penguins are 6th in the NHL with 57 credibility from 41 amateur and accept a dodgy 8-8-3 alley record. They are scoring the 2nd accomplished abundance of goals per challenge (3.41), acceptance the 12th accomplished bulk on the arresting end (2.85 per game). The Pens are 4th in ability play with a abundant 22.8% success rate, but just 24th in amends annihilate with appealing low 78.3% proficiency.
The Dallas Stars played able-bodied at both ends of the ice in Thursday’ 5-2 achievement over the visiting Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings denticulate alert in the aperture 20 account but were abeyance the blow of the way. Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist denticulate for Detroit with Petr Mrazek arresting the accident as the aggregation is aggravating to ascend out of the basement in the Atlantic. The Stars scoring came off the sticks of Lauri Korpikoski, Brett Ritchie and John Klingberg with Patrick Eaves hitting the abandoned net. Antti Niemi best up the win with several amazing saves a part of his 31 stops to advice his aggregation aces up a admired two points.
The Penguins are 11-1 in their endure 12 amateur afterward a accident of 3 or added goals and the Penguins are 1-4 in their endure 5 alley amateur while the Penguins are 4-1 in their endure 5 Saturday games. The beneath is 3-0-2 in Red Wings endure 5 vs. a aggregation with a acceptable % aloft .600 and the Red Wings are 0-8 in their endure 8 vs. a aggregation with a acceptable % aloft .600 and the Red Wings are 5-0 in their endure 5 home amateur afterward a alley cruise of 7 or added days. The over is 5-0 in the endure 5 affairs and the Penguins are 4-0 in the endure 4 affairs while the over is 4-0 in the endure 4 affairs in Detroit.
The Red Wings should be adequate to assuredly be aback home afterwards a abhorrent five-game alley cruise in which they won alone one game– acceptable 4-0 at Los Angeles on January 5th.
They were burst on Thursday by the Dallas Stars 5-2. It was their aboriginal home accident to the Stars in the endure six years.
Petr Mrazek is 9-11-4 with a 3.19 GAA on the year and is 1-4-0 adjoin the Penguins with a abhorrent 4.52 GAA So it would not be hasty to see Jared Coreau in net in this one.