Panthers vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/8

Panthers vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/8

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Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Florida Panthers - NHL Clash


Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Pittsburgh Penguins face the Florida Panthers. This preview provides a detailed analysis, including player stats, recent performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled for December 8, 2023, at 5:00 PM.


Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins, currently seventh in the Metropolitan Division with an 11-11-3 record, are set to take on the Florida Panthers, second in the Atlantic Division with a 15-8-2 record.

Goaltender Duel:

Penguins' goaltenders Tristan Jarry and Alex Nedeljkovic have stats of 2.50 GA/G and .917 SV%, and 2.18 GA/G and .937 SV%, respectively. Panthers' goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky and Anthony Stolarz showcase 2.49 GA/G and .910 SV%, and 2.34 GA/G and .917 SV%, respectively.


Game Information

The game will be held at the Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, FL, on December 8, 2023, at 5:00 PM. The Panthers are favored with a -155 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.


Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Jake Guentzel for the Penguins and Sam Reinhart for the Panthers. Guentzel leads with 29 points and 10 goals, while Reinhart boasts 32 points and 17 goals.


Injury Report

The Penguins are dealing with multiple injuries, including Bryan Rust, Pierre-Olivier Joseph, Sam Poulin, Rickard Rakell, and Chad Ruhwedel. The Panthers' Jonah Gadjovich is listed as day-to-day.


Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Pittsburgh Penguins 2.96 2.60 33.0 31.3 183 7 9.9 13 83.1 1 0
Florida Panthers 3.08 2.60 34.0 27.8 313 15 18.5 17 80.2 1 0


Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are on a three-game losing streak, with their latest defeat against Tampa Bay (12/6) with a score of 3-1.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers secured a 5-4 victory against Dallas (12/6) in their recent game.



The Florida Panthers, with their strong performance and home advantage, are poised to secure a victory against the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins bring a three-game losing streak into the matchup, and with key players injured, the Panthers have the upper hand.

Expect the Panthers to capitalize on their offensive capabilities and defensive stability, securing a win against the Penguins in this encounter.


Pick: Florida Panthers to Win

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