Game 4 Overtime GoalPittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins Game 4 Free NHL Pick: The opportunity is there for the Eastern Conference Finals to be said and done with on Friday night. The Boston Bruins will hope to claim the Prince of Wales Trophy in front of their hometown crowd on Friday night in Game 4 at the TD Garden. The Pittsburgh Penguins are hoping to avoid the sweep, though they are going to have a hard time getting off of the mat after their double-overtime defeat on Wednesday night to force them into this hole.

Penguins vs. Bruins Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Penguins vs. Bruins Live TV Coverage: NBC Sports Network
NHL Odds: Penguins +110 / Bruins -116 (Total: 5)

All series long, we have been on the backs of the Bruins, but at this point, we are going to get off and go back to the idea of taking the ‘over’. It is very, very chalky to be able to get the ‘over’ at just five, but we are going to go for it. The Penguins have been held to just two goals over the course of 11 periods of play against G Tuukka Rask, and there is a point that that just has to stop when push comes to shove. Rask has been great, but he isn’t the best goalie on the planet, and he isn’t going to be able to have another superhuman game like he had in Game 3 when he stopped 53-of-54 shots. Names like Crosby, Malkin, Iginla, Morrow… They all have whopping goose eggs in their tally sheet at the moment, though each has had his opportunities to light the lamp. C Sidney Crosby in specific, played like a man on a mission against Boston in Game 3, and if he can bring that type of heart to Game 4, he will inevitably find himself scoring a goal when push comes to shove. The Bruins are the better of these teams though, and they’ll get their goals as well. We think this could be a game that is ‘over’ the number by the end of the first period on Friday, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see at least seven hit the board when push comes to shove.

Free Penguins vs. Bruins Game 4 Picks: Over 5


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