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The Stanley Cup odds for the 2022-23 season have been released and the Penguins are in the middle of the pack when it comes to chances to win. Since the Eastern Conference is filled with Stanley Cup favorites, the Penguins are ranked #5 or #6 to win their conference.
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The Stanley Cup odds are out! Are the Penguins going to win the Cup in 2023?
🟡 Pittsburgh Betting News
During the offseason, Pittsburgh made some key signings to keep the core of Crosby, Malkin, and Letang together. Although some question whether the aging trio has what it takes to get a fourth Cup, GM Hextall is confident in his team. You can check out other interesting Penguins news below.
July 27, 2022: Danton Heinen is signed to a one-year contract.
July 21, 2022: Kasperi Kapanen and the Penguins agree to a two-year contract.
July 14, 2022: Development camp ends with the prospects getting to meet some of the Penguins staff and each other for the first time since 2019.
July 14, 2022: Josh Archibald and Drake Caggiula get signed to one-year contracts.
July 13, 2022: Xavier Ouellet, P.O. Joseph, and Jan Rutta get signed to multi-year contracts; Dustin Tokarski gets a one-year contract.
July 13, 2022: Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins agree to a four-year deal.
July 12, 2022: Rickard Rakell is signed to a six-year contract.
July 9, 2022: The Penguins draft 5 prospects during the 2022 NHL Draft.
July 8, 2022: The Penguins sign Kris Letang to a six-year contract.
⚫ Pittsburgh Penguins Roster
The Penguins’ GM Ron Hextall pulled a Hail Mary prior to the free agency in July and brought back Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust, and Rickard Rakell with new multi-year contracts. Hextall also added Jan Rutta, Josh Archibald, and Drake Caggiula in the off-season. With the core locked in for the next few years, the Penguins championship window is still ajar.
Forwards: Josh Archibald, Teddy Blueger, Drake Caggiula, Jeff Carter, Sidney Crosby (C), Jake Guentzel, Kasperi Kapanen, Evgeni Malkin (A), Brock McGinn, Drew O’Connor, Rickard Rakell, Bryan Rust, Radim Zohorna, Jason Zucker Defensemen: Brian Dumoulin, Mark Friedman, Kris Letang (A), John Marino, Mike Matheson, Marcus Pettersson, Chad Ruhwedel, Jan Rutta Goalies: Casey DeSmith, Tristan Jarry, Dustin Tokarski
Betting on the Pittsburgh Penguins is very simple.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are coached by head coach Mike Sullivan, who took over from Mike Johnston in December 2015. The Penguins were sitting below the playoff line, but Sullivan turned the ship around and led the team to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. HC Sullivan is contracted to Pittsburgh through the 2023-24 season.
Sullivan’s assistant coaches are Todd Reirden, a former NHL head coach in charge of defense and power play, and Mike Vellucci, who works on the offense and penalty kill. Andy Chiodo is the goaltender coach and former Penguins Trevor Daily and Matt Cullen also work with the team.
In July 2022, Penguins held their first traditional Development Camp since 2019. Several prospects were able to showcase their talents and some are a step closer to making it to the roster come October. P.O. Joseph and Filip Hallander are both looking to score their spots during the pre-season training, while goaltender Joel Blomqvist is an interesting option in front of the goal in the coming years.
The Penguins’ first 2022 draft pick, 21st overall pick defenseman Owen Pickering, impressed coaches and media during the Camp and is an interesting addition to the Penguins. Other draft picks this year were Sergey Murashov (G, #118th overall), Zam Plante (F, #150), Nolan Collins (D, #167), and Luke Devlin (F, #182).
🟡 Regular Season Statistics
While we wait for the new season to start, we can take a look at the team statistics from the past season. Unsurprisinly, Guentzel, Crosby, and Letang led the team while Malkin missed nearly half the season. Neither Jarry nor DeSmith played above expectations but goaltending didn’t sink the ship until the playoffs.
3rd in Metropolitan Division
Goals For per Game
Goals Against per Game
Jake Guentzel (40)
Kris Letang (58)
Jake Guentzel (84)
Brian Dumoulin (+24)
Most Penalties In Minutes
Kris Letang (49)
Most Powerplay Goals
Bryan Rust (9)
Most Game-Winning Goals
Sidney Crosby (9)
Best Face-Off %
Rickard Rakell (60%)
Penalty Kill %
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Point Leaders in the Last Five Years
Jake Guentzel (40)
Kris Letang (58)
Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby (84)
Sidney Crosby (24)
Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang (38)
Sidney Crosby (62)
Bryan Rust (27)
Evgeni Malkin (49)
Evgeni Malkin (74)
Jake Guentzel (40)
Sidney Crosby (65)
Sidney Crosby (100)
Evgeni Malkin (42)
Sidney Crosby (60)
Evgeni Malkin (98)
Goaltending in the Last Five Years
Tristan Jarry (2.42)
Tristan Jarry (.919)
Tristan Jarry (34)
Tristan Jarry (2.75)
Tristan Jarry (.909)
Tristan Jarry (25)
Matt Murray (2.87)
Tristan Jarry (.921)
Tristan Jarry, Matt Murray (20)
Matt Murray (2.69)
Matt Murray (.919)
Matt Murray (29)
Tristan Jarry (2.41)
Casey DeSmith (.921)
Matt Murray (27)
Player Injuries & Insights
Until the Penguins training camp begins, there are no player insights. Brian Dumoulin was injured during last season and is spending the summer rehabilitating his knee, while Brian Boyle underwent a knee surgery in May but is expected to be in playing condition in the Fall.
⚫ Penguins Schedule in October 2022
The Penguins will play six preseason games starting on September 25, 2022 with split-squad games in Pittsburgh and Columbus. The regular season will begin with a home game against the Coyotes on October 13. The Pens head to their Western Canada tour early on in the season; the long road trip is an excellent opportunity for the team to spend some time together.
Oct 13, 7 PM
vs Arizona Coyotes
Oct 15, 7 PM
vs Tampa Bay Lightning
Oct 17, 7 PM
@ Montreal Canadiens
Oct 20, 7 PM
vs Los Angeles Kings
Oct 22, 7 PM
@ Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct 24, 9 PM
@ Edmonton Oilers
Oct 25, 10 PM
@ Calgary Flames
Oct 28, 10 PM
@ Vancouver Canucks
Oct 29, 10 PM
@ Seattle Kraken
The full Penguins schedule for the 2022-23 season.
🟡 2021-22 Season
The 2021-22 campaign got off to rough start with captain Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin having surgery prior to the season and missing the first months of game play. The Penguins were able to shake off the difficulties and finished third in the Metropolitan Division.
The Penguins were set to go the distance in the 2022 playoffs, but injuries plagued the team during the first round match-up against the Rangers. Tristan Jarry, Casey DeSmith, Crosby, Brian Dumoulin, and Rickard Rakell were all absent from games and the Penguins dropped a 3-1 lead in the series and were eliminated in game #7 at Madison Square Garden.
⚫ Betting on the Penguins
Betting on hockey is simple, and you can find Penguins odds for each game on all online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. To start betting, you’ll need to register on a sportsbook of your choosing and complete all required steps to set up your account. Right now, you can only place NHL futures, but the individual game odds are released well in advance.
Spread betting is not as interesting for hockey bettors as it is for football bettors, since the goal differences in hockey are not often big. However, you can place point spread bets for any of the Penguins’ games. Spread betting means wagering on the goal margin between the two teams. If the Penguins are the favorites against the Philadelphia Flyers, you might see a point spread like this:
Penguins -1.5 -110
Flyers +1.5 -110
This means the Penguins need to win by two goals to cover the spread and the Flyers need to stay within one goal or win outright to cover. Odds are often -110 on both sides to get bettors to wager evenly.
Moneyline is a more simple bet type since you only wager on the winner of the game. If the odds are Penguins -125 and Flyers +135, Penguins are the favorites and Flyers the underdogs. If you wager on the Penguins, you need to bet $125 to win $100, but if you wager on the Flyers, betting $100 successfully will earn you $135.
If the game is between two evenly matched teams, a total bet might be the way to go. Total bets are over or under a predetermined number of goals in the game. An example could be O 5.5 / U 5.5; if the result is 3-4, over bettors win, but if the game ends 2-3, the unders have it.
There are two types of proposition bets, or props. One type is team props, meaning you can wager on things like first team to score, which team is leading at first intermission, which teams gets the first penalty, and so forth. The other type is player props, which are options like Sidney Crosby to score, who scores the first goal, and who gets the first penalty. Each online sportsbook has a big selection of props with good odds, although potential injuries and the starting goaltender will alter the odds pretty quickly.
You can also place these types of wagers like during the game. The odds change quickly, but shrewd bettors can make some excellent bets if they sense a goal coming or one team gaining control of the action. Live betting is available for all Pittsburgh hockey games on all PA online sportsbooks.
Futures are bets on upcoming events. You can wager on the winner of the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, or the division winners. Future odds change as the season progresses and teams fall out of playoff contention, so in general the earlier you bet, the bigger the potential payout. Currently, the Colorado Avalanche odds are the best to win the Cup and the Maple Leafs are considered most likely to win the Eastern Conference.
You can wager on the Penguins on all PA online sportsbooks.
🟡 Betting Tips
Betting on hockey is quite simple and there isn’t any particular strategy you can follow. If you follow the Penguins actively, you’ll know their top players, the results of recent games, and the upcoming games. To get started with online wagering, you can follow these tips:
Oh Captain, My Captain Sidney Crosby has led the Penguins in points almost every season since he joined the team. Crosby might not be a 100-point scorer anymore, but a point-per-game season wouldn’t surprise us. If you want to bet on props but don’t know where to start, Crosby to get a point is a good first prop bet.
Goaltending: Threat or Opportunity? Tristan Jarry and Casey DeSmith are the Penguins’ goaltending duo for the next season, and they have to be better if the Pens want to go far in the Spring. Jarry shouldered perhaps too much of the load last season due to DeSmith’s somewhat disappointing starts in goal, and got injured when it was least desired. DeSmith also got hurt in Game #1 of the Rangers series, leaving third goalie Domingue with a mountain to climb. However, both Jarry and DeSmith have now one more year of experience under them and are probably eager to prove they are worthy of their contracts. If things start going downhill for the pairing, expect high-scoring games and appearances from Dustin Tokarski.
The Schedule Reshuffle Pittsburgh did well last season in back-to-back games, winning 13 out of 22. This season, they have 15 pairs of back-to-back games and hope to continue the trend. While the number of games in regular season is still 82, the Penguins are playing their biggest rivals, Capitals and Flyers, just three times. Some fans have expressed disappointment in the reshuffle of the schedule since divisional games often rile up the homecrowds the most. A more detailed look into the Atlantic Division might offer you betting opportunities other fans might miss since the Penguins meet each of those teams three times.
Another Day, Another Injury There’s no denying that the Penguins get hurt a lot. The team’s leading players Crosby, Malkin, Dumoulin, Letang, Rust, and Guentzel have all lost a ton of games due to injuries in recent seasons. Should the stars align for the team this year and everyone gets to practice and play together for most of the season, maybe the Penguins will start the playoffs from a different position than last season. However, Pittsburgh is not the youngest team in the league, so let’s not jinx it.
⚫ PA Sportsbooks
Pennsylvania sports betting has over 10 legal online sportsbooks you can choose from. Each of the PA hockey betting sites has a welcome bonus, great Penguins and NHL markets, and odds boosts for some games. You can sign up on several books to find out which one you like the best and to make sure you get the best odds for your bets.
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1️⃣ When is the next Penguins game?
The Pittsburgh Penguins are starting their 2022-23 season on October 13 with a home game against the Arizona Coyotes. Their first preseason game is on the 25th of September against the Columbus Blue Jackets; the pair is facing off twice in one day in split-squad style.
2️⃣ What are the odds of Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup?
Currently, the odds are between +1800 and +2100 on most sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. The Pens are not the favorites to win the Cup this season, but stranger things have happened (looking at you, 2019 St Louis Blues).
3️⃣ Where can I bet on the NHL?
All PA sports betting sites offer NHL betting. You can already bet on the winner of the Stanley Cup and Eastern Conference, and the game lines will be set in the near future. Here's a list of all PA online betting sites:
4️⃣ Who is the greatest Pittsburgh Penguin of all time?
It's a close call but we still have to say Mario Lemieux over Sid the Kid, although we might change our answer in the future. Mario changed the trajectory of the team, rescued the franchise when needed, and was one of the best to ever play the game. Without Mario, there would be no Pittsburgh Penguins we know today.