5/25 08:00 PM EST NHL (61) OTTAWA SENATORS VS (62) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS.
Take: (61) OTTAWA SENATORS.
Reason: Your free pick for Thursday, May 25, 2017 comes in the NHL as Ottawa heads to Pittsburgh for Game 7. Ottawa has played the defending champs even in the series through the first six games. They are #10 in the NHL in goals allowed, a great stat for a winner take all Game 7. The Senators are 7-3 in their last 10 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game. Pittsburgh's defense has been banged up and the Penguins are 2-5 in their last 7 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Play Ottawa.
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The Senators forced a Game 7 by winning 2-1 on home ice in Game 6. Craig Anderson has been dominant in these playoffs, allowing just three goals in the first three games of this series. He should bounce back after a bad game here in Game 5 in Pittsburgh. Here is what I said before Game 3: "The Penguins head to Ottawa with this Eastern Conference Final tied at 1-1. Game 2 was a goaltenders duo, with Marc-Andre Fleury edging out Craig Anderson by stopping all 23 shots he faced. The Penguins didn't beat Craig Anderson until late in the third period, and Anderson has been brilliant in both games so far. I expect to see another low scoring defensive battle here in Canada's Capital tonight. These two teams have failed to reach the total in four straight meetings, and the under is 5-0 in the Senators last five Conference Finals games. The under is 30-12-2 in Senators last 44 home games." The last Game in Pittsburgh went over the total, but these two teams only combined to score four goals total in the first two games of this series. With both teams now facing elimination, I expect another low scoring battle.