The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to stave off elimination when they take the ice in Game 4 of their best of seven NHL playoff series against the Boston Bruins in a pro hockey game on Friday night.
Start time from Boston is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The NHL game five playoff odds have the home club Boston Bruins favored by -125 odds with the take back on the road underdog Pittsburgh Penguins at +115 odds. The total is lined at 5 ½ goals.
The Bruins take the 3-0 series lead in these Eastern conference finals following a double overtime 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins as a -110 betting odds favorite. The goal total landed under 5 ½ goals.
Boston struck first in game three as David Krejci scored at even strength at 1:42
of the first period. Pittsburgh bounced back with the equalizer at 8:51 as Chris Kunitz found the net at even strength in the second period. In the second overtime at 15:19 Patrice Bergeron finds the net to put the Penguins on the brink of elimination.
Pittsburgh a desperate team in game three was very aggressive as they outshot Boston by a 54-40 margin and won 13 more face-offs. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask was outstanding in net for the Bruins denying several high quality scoring chances by the Penguins. Rask has allowed two goals in the three games of this series. Neither team did any good on the power play as Boston goes 0 of 5 and the Penguins were 0 of 6 on the man advantage. In this series Pittsburgh is just 0 of 12 on power play opportunities.