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Penguins, Senators meet for Game 2

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be looking to stay on a roll on Friday night as they play host to the Ottawa Senators in Game 2 of their best-of-seven second-round Stanley Cup betting series.

The Penguins knocked off the Senators 4-1 as a -175 home favorite on the NHL odds in Game 1 of the series on Tuesday night, with Tomas Vokoun stopping 35 of 36 Ottawa shots in that victory. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist on the night.

The Penguins bring a 36-12 record to the battle against the 25-17-6 Senators. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 23-24-1 so far and the Senators go 11-30-7.

View Ottawa vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -191 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Penguins and the No. 11-rated Senators in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.4 goals per game, against a Senators defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 24.7% while the Senators defense kills off 88% of their penalties.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Penguins on May 14. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Senators at Penguins trends to consider:
Ottawa is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Ottawa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Ottawa's last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Ottawa

Next up:
Ottawa home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 19