The Ottawa Senators will open up their Eastern conference best of seven semifinal round of the playoffs on the road as they battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their series with a pro hockey game on Tuesday night.
Face off time from Pittsburgh is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The NHL playoff game one odds from this series has the home club Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -190 odds with the take back on the road underdog Ottawa Senators at +175 odds. The goal over under line is set at 5 ½ goals.
The teams met three times during the lockout season with Pittsburgh winning all three games with one at home and two on the road. On road win came in a shootout. Both teams were extremely poor on the power play during these three regular season games.
Ottawa is 12-12-1-2 on the road this season. They advance into the Eastern conference semifinal round as they eliminate the Montreal Canadians in five games. Ottawa is coming off the 6-1 road victory on Thursday at Montreal in the series clincher as a +114 road underdog. The game ended over five goals. After splitting the first two games at Montreal in the series the Senators win the final three games by a composite score of 15-4.
The Penguins are 20-7-0-0 playing at home. They survived a difficult first round NHL playoff series with the New York Islanders as they knock out New York in six games. Pittsburgh eliminates the Islanders in a 4-3 road overtime victory in game six on Saturday as a -168 betting favorite. The game came in at over 5 ½ goals. The Penguins averaged over 4 goals a game in their series with the Islanders.