Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1-20-2023

Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


An NHL’s scheduled match for today will be between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, January 20th.


Ottawa (20-21-3) and 7th in the Atlantic Division will be playing game 2 of a series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the race for the final playoff seat in the Eastern Conference.


The Senators won the first match over the Penguins at 5-4 in overtime at home on Wednesday.


Left-wingman Brady Tkachuk nailed his fifth goal for the season in the 0:25 minute in the extended period on assists from LW Tim Stutzle and Defenseman Thomas Chabot in the winning effort for Ottawa.


The Senators converted four goals in regulation from nine power-play opportunities they found in the match.


RW Alex DeBrincat (15), LW Tim Stutzle (20), RW Drake Batherson (14), and Center Shane Pinto (11) sparked the offense for Ottawa with one power-play goal each in regulation time.


The Senators’ left-wingman Brady Tkachuk was the top setter with three assists and nailed a game-winning goal in the overtime period. 


The totals went OVER in 4 of Ottawa’s last 6 outings and the Senators are 2-4 straight up in their last 6 matches played.


The Ottawa Senators are 2-5 SU in their last 7 contests played versus Pittsburgh and 2-5 straight up in their last 7 road games.


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Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins Predictions 1/20/2023


The Pittsburgh Penguins travel back home looking to even the series by hosting the second part of a two-game series versus the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.


Pittsburgh is 12-5-4 at home and 22-15-7 in the overall standings chasing for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference against Ottawa.


The Penguins who averaged 3.23 goals per contest were outshot by a 19-40 margin and converted two goals from five power play chances in the loss.


Pittsburgh’s veteran Center Sidney Crosby led the way for his team with 52 points in posting 21 goals scored and dished 31 assists on the season.  


Left-wingman Jason Zucker put the Pittsburgh Penguins first on the scoreboard with his 12th goal of the season while Center Evgeny Malkin hit a power-play goal for the first equalizer of the match at 2-2.


Defenseman Mark Friedman chipped in one goal for the 3-2 lead of the Penguins at the start of the second period while RW Rickard Rakell punched a goal from a power-play opportunity that forced the game into overtime at 4-4.


However, Pittsburgh failed to score in the extended period leading to their loss. 


The Pittsburgh Penguins are 3-9 straight up in their last 12 games while the totals went OVER in 6 of the Penguins’ last 7 outings played versus Ottawa.


Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 home matches and 9-0 straight up in its last 9 contests when playing at home against the Senators. 


Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL Pick for this contest is Pittsburgh -155. The Penguins will tie this series versus the Senators with a home-ice advantage on Friday night.


Defenseman Kris Letang (lower body) failed to play for Pittsburgh during last Wednesday’s loss.


Six power-play goals were converted on 14 power-play chances last game out, so expect a tighter game here with both teams striving for the win. The prediction: Pittsburgh will win 3-2.


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Ottawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins 1/20/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET


Location: PPG Paints Area in Pittsburgh, PA 


Date: Friday, January 20, 2023




NHL Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh Penguins -155


NHL Totals: 6.5


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