Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final goes down tonight in Pittsburgh and the Penguins will not only look to go up 2-0 in the series, they’ll also attempt to continue a run that’s seen them go 11-3 in their last 14 home games.
The Penguins came out flying in Game 1, outshooting the Sharks 41-26 on the way to a 3-2 win. Pittsburgh is excellent with a day of rest in between games, as they’ve gone 18-3 in their last 21 games with a day off between games.
The good news for Sharks backers is the team’s ability to bounce back, as they’ve now gone 8-1 in their last nine games after a loss. The Penguins need to proceed with caution here, as after their last four losses, the Sharks have answered back with a combined 20 goals, while only allowing four.
The Penguins opened the day as -125 favorites, with the Sharks coming back at +113. These teams haven’t played often, but the favorite has had the edge in the matchup, going 12-4 in the last 16 games between the teams. The total for the game is set at 5.5 goals and neither team is trending heavily towards the OVER or UNDER recently.