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The Ottawa Senators will look to stave off elimination when they take the ice in Game 5 of their best of seven NHL playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins in a pro hockey game on Friday night.
Face off time for game five is scheduled from Pittsburgh at 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBC Sports Network.
The NHL playoff odds for game five of this Eastern conference semifinal contest has the home side Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -215 odds with the return on the road underdog Ottawa Senators at +180 odds. The goal over under line is set at 5 ½ goals.
Pittsburgh takes the commanding 3-1 series lead and is one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals after a 7-3 road victory at the Ottawa Senators as a -130 betting road favorite. The game flew over the total of 5 ½ goals.
It was 2-1 Ottawa up after one period then the speed and class of the Pittsburgh Penguins came to life as they team puts up 6 unanswered goals to go up 7-2 at the 9:53 mark of the third period. Ottawa scores a meaningless goal at 14:44 on the power play as the game ends 7-3 in favorite of Pittsburgh.
The Penguins outshot the Senators by a 42-33 margin. Ottawa won three more face-offs but the speed and skating skill of Pittsburgh just gives them higher quality attempts on goal. The Penguins went 2 of 5 on the power play and the Senators were 1 of 4 on the man advantage. Pittsburgh won the first two games of this series which was held in Pittsburgh by scores of 4-1 and 4-3.