Stars at Penguins 10/18/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Pittsburgh Penguins remain at home on Friday and will host the Dallas Stars. The Penguins are 5-2 on the season and sit 4th in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh heads into Friday riding a four game win streak after they beat Colorado 3-2 on Wednesday. Sidney Crosby contributed with a goal and an assist. The Penguins are 3-2 on their home ice.
Matt Murray will make his 7th start in the net for Pittsburgh. Murray is 4-2 on the season with 16 goals allowed. Murray carries a 2.65 goals against average with a .914 save percentage. Pittsburgh ranks 6th in the NHL with an average of 2.57 goals allowed per game.
The Dallas Stars remain on the road Friday after losing in Columbus 3-2 on Wednesday. The Stars are 1-6-1 on the season and sit 14th in the Western Conference. Dallas heads to Pittsburgh riding a four game losing streak. The Stars are 1-4 on the road this season.
Ben Bishop take his spot between the pipes for the Stars. Bishop is 1-4-1 on the season through 6 starts. Bishop carries a 2.83 goals against average with a .899 save percentage. The Dallas Stars rank 16th in the league with an average of 3.13 goals allowed per game.
Back the Penguins at home on Friday night as they are the clear better team. Pittsburgh ranks 2nd best in the NHL with an average of 4 goals per game. The Stars are 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. Watch for the Stars early season struggles to continue. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Penguins win 3-1.