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Hockey Betting: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The Hurricanes will try to extend their division lead on Thursday in a hockey betting clash against last year’s Eastern Conference champions, the Penguins.

The Hurricanes (3-1-1) have gotten it done so far this pro hockey betting season with a strong offense that has scored at least 3 goals in four of their first five games.  Pittsburgh has not had quite the offensive support that they had last season and instead have gotten it done with defense early in the season.

Carolina has been a gambler-friendly team this season, churning out a 3-2 ATS record against the NHL line through five games.  They’ve been even better away from Raleigh this season going 2-0-1 for NHL bettors.

Their offense has been led by LW Ryan Whitney and C Erik Staal who have combined for 11 points after five games this season.  In this game, we will also see the added dimension of Staal having to play against his brother C Jordan Staal of the Penguins (4-2-1).

Backup goaltender Michael Leighton, has been perfect for pro hockey gamblers this year sporting a 2-0-0 record and a 1.93 GAA with a .935 save percentage.  Two of the Hurricanes three road games have gone under the ‘total’ per the NHL wagering line this 2008.

C Evgeni Malkin and C Sidney Crosby are again proving why they’re the future of the NHL, as these two Penguins have combined for 20 points through seven games this season.

The scoring prowess of Malkin, Crosby, and Satan has not only led to Penguins bettors being 4-3 ATS on the season, but has also led to four of the Penguins seven games going over the ‘total’ per the closing  NHL gambling odds.

Goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Dany Sabourin have combined for a respectable 2.20 GAA and a .972 save percentage between them.  The pro hockey gambling line finds the Penguins installed as -150 moneyline favorites in this game with the ‘total’ set at 5.5 over -125.

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