NHL: Wild vs Penguins Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 6)
- Pittsburgh Penguins searching for an immediate response after a recent defeat
- Minnesota Wild have lost their last two
The hunt for the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference continues on Thursday. The Pittsburgh Penguins will need to respond after suffering a recent defeat, while the Minnesota Wild has lost their previous two, but their spot in the Western Conference playoffs is already assured.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday, April 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m ET
- Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
- How To Watch: NHL TV
It promises to be an engrossing final seven days of the NHL regular season, as two places in the Eastern Conference playoffs are yet to be decided. The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sit ninth, but they are just a single point off the top eight places. However, they need to get back on track quickly.
The Penguins have lost six of their previous ten in regulation, and they come into this home showdown after suffering a loss in their previous game. At home, they have an impressive 22-12-5 record, but they need to respond after falling to a 5-1 away loss against the Devils on Tuesday.
There will be no such stress over the final seven days of the season for the Wild, as their place in the Western Conference playoffs is already assured. They come into this game sitting sixth in the overall standings, and they have landed six victories across their last ten.
However, the Wild will be searching for momentum ahead of the post-season, as they have lost each of their last two. But, they do boast a fairly reliable record away from Minnesota this term, as they have gone 20-12-6 already this term.
A big final week of the season awaits the Penguins, and they will need to kickstart the seven-day period with a home win. We expect them to achieve that target, but we still expect them to come up just short in their bid for a playoff spot.