Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have lost Game 1 in two consecutive playoff series, will be hoping the third time is the charm when they host San Jose in the opener of the Stanley Cup Final tonight.
The Penguins are seeking their first Cup in seven years, and are listed as a -149 betting favourite against the +135 Sharks at sportsbooks for Game 1 of the series.
The Penguins are 33-16-5 straight-up since Mike Sullivan came is and replaced Mike Johnston, including 12-6 in the playoffs. The total has gone over in nine of their 18 games, with four pushes. Pittsburgh is also 7-3 in their last 10 home games.
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