The Pittsburgh Penguins is one of two NHL franchises in PA and are one of the most successful expansion franchises in NHL history. The five-time Stanley Cup champions are regular playoff contenders and easily the most popular NHL franchise in the state.
The team had an unexpected early playoff exit in 2018 but is looking to make a deep run in 2019. Read more about this historic franchise, including whether experts give the Pittsburgh Penguins odds of making the finals this year. Also, learn about Pittsburgh Penguins betting at PA online sportsbooks.
One of the Most Successful Expansion Franchises
The Pittsburgh Penguins joined the NHL in 1967 as part of the first expansion of the league. Since that time, they have become one of the most successful expansion franchises in league history. The Penguins have made the Stanley Cup Finals six times and won five of them.
The Penguins won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017 and have been in the playoffs every year since the 2005-2006 season. The team is owned by Mario Lemieux, easily the greatest player in Penguins history and one of the all-time greats in the NHL.
Last year, the Penguins had a solid campaign but found themselves bounced from the playoffs in the second round to the Washington Capitals. Can they rebound and make another trip to the finals this year?
Team Outlook for 2019 and Beyond
Anchored by star Center Sydney Crosby, the Penguins are near the top of the Metropolitan Division yet again in 2019. Most analysts give the Pittsburgh Penguins odds of making the playoffs comfortably and then making at least the second round.
A lot of how the team does will come down to play of Crosby and whether goalie Matt Murray can stay healthy. The Penguins have the tools necessary to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup, but also are in a situation where a couple of key injuries could see them out of the playoffs early. If we went out on a limb, we’d predict at least a Conference Finals berth for the Penguins this year and expect the team to be playoff contenders at least for the next two to three years.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Penguins fans are passionate, and once online sports betting launches in PA, those fans are expected to drive Pittsburgh Penguins betting. Several casinos will give Pittsburgh Penguins odds during all regular season games and post-season action.
If you’re looking to bet futures for the 2019-2020 season, you’ll be able to place those bets as well. For those looking to bet on the Flyers or other teams, PA sportsbooks will take action on all teams and all games in the NHL, including the NHL All-Star Game.
Whether you’re a diehard Penguins fan looking to place goal line bets or a casual fan looking to bet futures on the Penguins, you’ll be able to do so at PA online sportsbooks.