Sports betting on either team has its strengths as they both have strong offenses and top line online sports betting stars. Detroit may have the edge on defense, however. The Pittsburgh Penguins are led by one of the best combinations in all of sports betting with their centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
So far in the online sports betting post season Crosby has 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points while Malkin has 12 goals and 16 assists, also for 28 points. Veteran Bill Guerin has also had a strong sports betting playoff season as he has 7 goals and 7 assists for 14 points.
Guerin has 2 game winning goals so far in the sports betting playoffs while Malkin has 3 game winners. The Detroit Red Wings have better overall depth although their top two scorers rank 4th and 5th overall in NHL Playoffs scoring.
Johan Franzen has 10 goals and 9 assists for 19 points while Henrik Zetterberg has 9 goals and 9 assists for 18 points. Franzen has 2 game winning goals so far in the sports betting playoffs. A trio of Red Wings provides additional sports betting depth that Pittsburgh cannot match.
Valtteri Filppula has 1 goal and 13 assists for 14 points, Daniel Cleary has 8 goals and 6 assists for 14 points, and Niklas Lidstrom has 4 goals and 9 assists for 13 points. Lidstrom remains one of the top defensemen in all of NHL sports betting and is a key to Detroit’s success.
Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has a record of 12-5 and a 2.62 goals against average so far in the sports betting playoffs. His save percentage is only .906 as Pittsburgh doesn’t always give him airtight help up front.
Chris Osgood of Detroit, conversely, has a record of 12-4 with a 2.06 goals against average and a save percentage of .925. The Detroit defense and offensive depth may ultimately give them the edge, when combined with the home crowd for game 2, but Pittsburgh will counter with the best 2 players on the ice!
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