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 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLineGF/GASUUnitsO/USOGSHT %PPPP %SOGSHT %PPPP %
0: MINNESOTA
0: PITTSBURGH
OFF
OFF
2.3 / 2.3
3.1 / 2.1
20-16
24-11
+3.4
+7.7
9-20-7
12-18-5
992
1083
8.5%
10.0%
111
117
20.7%
26.5%
948
940
8.8%
8.0%
117
103
21.4%
12.6%
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating Line
TeamsGoaliesRatingEstimated LineEdge
MINNESOTAHARDING3.30, +153 
PITTSBURGHFLEURY4.30, -153 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
MINNESOTA - Recent ATS Trends
 ATS Win/Loss RecordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1996  CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games20-16+3.456-66-4.9477-483-2.79-2041-57379-462
in a road game where where the total is 5 or less6-9-2.818-32-10.1147-165+7.13-812-24119-141
in December games5-3+2.311-12-0.782-79+5.31-68-1267-70
first half of the season20-16+3.441-34+7.2236-219+14.69-2024-37181-216
in non-conference games9-6+2.214-19-5.6105-94+11.63-1010-1883-105
after 3 or more consecutive unders7-4+3.610-9+1.778-61+20.43-68-663-62
when playing against a team with a winning record10-10+0.626-34-1.6222-263-12.65-1320-30184-235
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season10-10+0.617-16+3.2109-108+12.25-138-2177-111

PITTSBURGH - Recent ATS Trends
 ATS Win/Loss RecordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1996  CurrentLast 3   Since 1996
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games24-11+7.684-53+6.5695-668-49.212-1866-57648-628
in a home game where where the total is 5 or less2-0+25-2+1.861-82-380-00-367-52
in December games6-1+513-7+4.9105-101-13.31-45-12100-102
first half of the season24-11+7.644-28+6.9297-281-2412-1827-36256-289
in non-conference games5-2+2.418-7+8.8144-146-10.82-511-11136-140
when playing against a team with a winning record8-6+0.638-32-4.9318-366-385-633-29334-297
when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season8-6+0.614-19-9123-148-26.15-610-18123-132
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games20-16-0+3.520-16+3.59-202.327.62.326.3
Team Stats (Road Games)6-11-0-4.96-11-4.93-101.928.52.829.1
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.43-2+1.40-42.025.21.833.2
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)3684232234599928.5%1112320.7%145
Team Stats (Road Games)17327913334856.6%521019.2%55
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)510125231267.9%9222.2%15
Stats Against (All Games) 83252627599488.8%1172521.4%137
Stats Against (Road Games) 48151614364949.7%621524.2%76
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 9351001665.4%17317.6%17
MINNESOTA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (All Games)121029126290.0%23-7-4.33-7-0-33-5
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Road Games)6518016491.1%22-3-0.62-3-001-3
NIKLAS BACKSTROM(vs. Non-Conference)32514792.2%11-1-0.21-1-000-2
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Last 4 Games)4412511491.2%20-4-4.40-4-0-40-4
JOSH HARDING (All Games)272663659793.9%317-9+7.717-9-0+86-15
JOSH HARDING (Road Games)121229527593.2%04-8-4.34-8-0-42-7
JOSH HARDING(vs. Non-Conference)141332830793.6%28-5+2.48-5-0+33-8
JOSH HARDING (Last 4 Games)4412712195.3%03-1+2.43-1-0+20-3
DARCY KUEMPER (All Games)20161062.5%00-000-0-000-0
DARCY KUEMPER (Road Games)20161062.5%00-000-0-000-0
DARCY KUEMPER(vs. Non-Conference)20161062.5%00-000-0-000-0
DARCY KUEMPER (Last 4 Games)20161062.5%00-000-0-000-0

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-L-TUnitsW-LUnitsO-UScoreShotsScoreShots
All Games24-11-0+7.624-11+7.612-183.130.92.126.9
Team Stats (Home Games)15-3-0+8.815-3+8.87-93.331.71.928.5
Last 5 Games4-1-0+34-1+30-32.827.81.629.6
PITTSBURGH Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
 GamesGoals1rst2nd3rdOTENShotsPctNumConvPctAst
Team Stats (All Games)3510831353937108310.0%1173126.5%188
Team Stats (Home Games)18601819212457010.5%571526.3%106
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5148240113910.1%15426.7%25
Stats Against (All Games) 75202826129408.0%1031312.6%122
Stats Against (Home Games) 3461711005136.6%4449.1%58
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 8233001485.4%1715.9%15
PITTSBURGH - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
GoalieGamesStartsShotsSavesPCTSHOATSUnitsSUUnitsO-U
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (All Games)292974769192.5%120-9+7.420-9-0+98-16
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Home Games)161644041594.3%114-2+9.914-2-0+105-9
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY(vs. Non-Conference)7719818794.4%05-2+2.45-2-0+22-5
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY (Last 4 Games)4411911294.1%03-1+23-1-0+20-2
TOMAS VOKOUN (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
TOMAS VOKOUN(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JEFF ZATKOFF (All Games)7619117491.1%04-2+0.34-2-004-2
JEFF ZATKOFF (Home Games)32736487.7%01-1-1.21-1-0-12-0
JEFF ZATKOFF(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JEFF ZATKOFF (Last 4 Games)4311711094.0%03-0+33-0-0+32-1
Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 3.21,  PITTSBURGH 2.98
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
MINNESOTA - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
11/23/2013at WINNIPEG3-2W0, -130W5 ovP
11/25/2013at ST LOUIS0-3L0, +135L5 ovU
11/27/2013PHOENIX1-3L0, -120L5 ovU
11/29/2013COLORADO1-3L0, -120L5 unU
11/30/2013at COLORADO2-3L0, +115L5 unP
12/2/2013PHILADELPHIA2-0W0, -155W5 unU
12/5/2013CHICAGO4-3W0, +115W5 ovO
12/6/2013at COLUMBUS0-4L0, -120L5 unU
12/8/2013SAN JOSE3-1W0, +110W5 ovU
12/11/2013at ANAHEIM1-2L0, +105L5 ovU
12/12/2013at SAN JOSE1-3L0, +175L5 ovU
12/14/2013at COLORADO2-1W0, +130W5 unU
12/17/2013VANCOUVER3-2W0, -110W5 unP
12/19/2013at PITTSBURGH 
12/22/2013at NY RANGERS 
12/23/2013at PHILADELPHIA 
12/27/2013at WINNIPEG 
12/29/2013NY ISLANDERS 

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTotalO/U
11/22/2013NY ISLANDERS4-3W0, -215W5.5 ovO
11/23/2013at MONTREAL2-3L0, -120L5 ovP
11/25/2013at BOSTON3-4L0, -105L5 evO
11/27/2013TORONTO6-5W0, -210W5.5 unO
11/29/2013at TAMPA BAY3-0W0, -140W5.5 unU
11/30/2013at FLORIDA5-1W0, -145W5.5 unO
12/3/2013at NY ISLANDERS3-2W0, -170W5.5 ovU
12/5/2013SAN JOSE5-1W0, -105W5.5 unO
12/7/2013at BOSTON2-3L0, +110L5 ovP
12/9/2013COLUMBUS2-1W0, -205W5.5 unU
12/13/2013NEW JERSEY3-2W0, -190W5 evP
12/14/2013at DETROIT4-1W0, +105W5.5 unU
12/16/2013TORONTO3-1W0, -145W5.5 unU
12/18/2013at NY RANGERS 
12/19/2013MINNESOTA 
12/21/2013CALGARY 
12/23/2013at OTTAWA 
12/27/2013at CAROLINA 
12/29/2013at COLUMBUS 
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1996
MINNESOTA is 10-3 (+9.1 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1996
MINNESOTA is 9-3-1 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1996
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Over=+0.6 Units)
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 (+1.1 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-0-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.1 Units)

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1996
MINNESOTA is 7-0 (+9.0 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH since 1996
MINNESOTA is 6-1-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH since 1996
5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1996. (Under=+2.9 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
Key Player Injuries
MINNESOTA
[C] 11/28/2013 - Mikael Granlund out indefinitely ( Concussion )
PITTSBURGH
[D] 12/18/2013 - Deryk Engelland expected to miss 5 games; eligible to return Dec 27 vs Carolina ( Suspension )
[C] 12/18/2013 - Evgeni Malkin expected to miss Wednesday vs. NY Rangers & Thursday vs. Minnesota ( Lower Body )
[C] 12/17/2013 - Jayson Megna doubtful Wednesday vs NY Rangers ( Leg )
[D] 12/16/2013 - Kris Letang out indefinitely ( Upper Body )
[LW] 12/09/2013 - James Neal expected to miss 5 games; eligible to return Thursday vs Minnesota ( Suspension )
[D] 12/09/2013 - Brooks Orpik out indefinitely ( Concussion )
[C] 12/06/2013 - Andrew Ebbett out indefinitely ( Ankle )
[D] 11/27/2013 - Paul Martin out 6 weeks ( Tibia )
[LW] 11/26/2013 - Tanner Glass expected to miss 4 weeks ( Hand )
[RW] 11/26/2013 - Beau Bennett expected to miss 8-10 weeks ( Wrist )
[D] 11/21/2013 - Robert Scuderi out indefinitely ( Ankle )
[GO] 10/02/2013 - Tomas Vokoun out 3-6 months ( Blood Clot )
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