Penguins vs Devils Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/16

Penguins vs Devils Prediction NHL Picks Today 11/16

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New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL Preview

Introduction

Prepare for an exciting showdown as the New Jersey Devils take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. In this preview, we'll analyze key aspects of the game and make a final prediction.

 

New Jersey Devils

The Devils, currently fifth in the Metropolitan Division with a 7-6-1 record, face a tough challenge on the road against the Penguins.

Goaltender Comparison:

Vanecek and Schmid will be under pressure to bolster the Devils' defense, especially against a potent Penguins offense.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins, with an 8-6-0 record, are riding high on a winning streak, showcasing their offensive prowess and resilience.

Injury Report:

Penguins have some players listed as day-to-day, including key contributors like Jeff Carter and Evgeni Malkin. However, their depth has proven effective in overcoming such challenges.

 

Player Comparisons

Let's compare the offensive leaders from both teams:

Player Points Goals Assists
Jesper Bratt (Devils) 20 7 13
Sidney Crosby (Penguins) 19 10 9

Crosby's stellar performance has been a driving force behind the Penguins' recent success.

 

Recent Performances

Before making our prediction, let's review the recent performances of both teams:

New Jersey Devils

The Devils are on a bit of a skid, entering this game on a losing streak, including a tough defeat against Winnipeg (L6-3).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are on fire, securing victories in their last five games, including a notable win against Columbus (W5-3).

 

Prediction

With the Penguins in red-hot form and the Devils struggling on the road, we predict that the Pittsburgh Penguins will extend their winning streak and emerge victorious in this matchup.

Expect Sidney Crosby and the Penguins' offense to put significant pressure on the Devils' goaltenders, while Jarry continues his solid performance between the pipes.

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Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins ML 

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