Match-Up: Florida Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (Fri, Feb 22)

Even though the records may not show it, this is an interesting match-up.  The Panthers are coming off of a 5-2 debacle of the Flyers, while the Penguins are coming off a 6-5 thriller to the Flyers.  What is more interesting is that fact that Panthers are struggling on the road (3-5), while the Penguins are struggling at home (3-4).  The comparisons are below:

Florida Panthers (5-7-4)

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  • Goals Scored Per Game: 2.4 (24th ranked in NHL)
  • Goals Against Average: 3.6 (30th ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Success Percentage: 17.7 % (15th ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Kill Percentage: 74.6 % (27th ranked)

 

Pittsburgh Penguins (11-6-0)

 

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  • Goals Scored Per Game: 3.3 (3rd ranked in NHL)
  • Goals Against Average: 2.6 (15th ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Success Percentage: 27.5 % (2nd ranked in NHL)
  • Power Play Kill Percentage: 82.6 % (13th ranked)

 

Based on the above statistics, I am predicting a close match-up.  The Penguins will finally get it done at home winning by a score of 3-2 in OT.  What do you think?

 

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