Wild vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/9

Wild vs Penguins Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/9

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Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Prediction KingPin Pro

Introduction

Get ready for an intense matchup as the Minnesota Wild host the Pittsburgh Penguins. This preview provides insights into player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on February 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins, with a record of 23-17-7, face a tough challenge against the Minnesota Wild.

Goaltender Matchup:

Pittsburgh boasts Tristan Jarry (14 wins, 2.45 GA/G, .916 SV%) and Alex Nedeljkovic (8 wins, 2.60 GA/G, .918 SV%). The Wild feature Frederik Gustavsson (14 wins, 3.19 GA/G, .897 SV%) and Marc-Andre Fleury (8 wins, 2.95 GA/G, .897 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game will take place at Xcel Energy Center on February 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM. The Penguins are favored, but the Wild are ready to capitalize on home advantage.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key scorers include Sidney Crosby for the Penguins and Kirill Kaprizov for the Wild. Crosby leads with 51 points, including 27 goals and 24 assists. Kaprizov has amassed 45 points, comprising 19 goals and 26 assists.

 

Injury Report

The Penguins' Noel Acciari is out until February 14, while the Wild's Jonas Brodin is day-to-day and Marcus Foligno is out until February 8.

 

Team Stats

Let's analyze the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Pittsburgh Penguins 2.96 2.64 33.1 30.2 347 22 14.1 26 81.4 2 0
Minnesota Wild 2.96 3.30 29.9 30.4 590 34 20.5 44 73.8 3 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins secured victories against Winnipeg (2/6) and Montreal (1/27) but faced losses against Arizona (1/22) and Vegas (1/20).

Minnesota Wild

The Wild clinched a hard-fought win against Chicago (2/7) but faced losses against Anaheim (1/27) and Nashville (1/25).

 

Prediction

Despite the Penguins' solid record, their recent struggles on the road make the Wild the favorites in this matchup. With the home crowd behind them and Pittsburgh's road woes, expect the Wild to come out on top in a closely contested game.

Pick: Minnesota Wild to win

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