The 2021-22 NHL season returns with a standard 82-game schedule. The Penguins also return to play in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference after a season in the realigned East Division last season.
These opponents will include the Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Penguins have established themselves as one of the elite teams in the NHL thanks to their generational talent like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Penguins have even won three of the last 12 Stanley Cups. This season, they look forward to rebounding after a solid regular season, but early exit from the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the hands of the Islanders.
On this page you’ll find the best Penguins odds available at PA online sportsbooks plus a guide to hockey betting alongside key Penguins facts & figures.
It’s getting late for franchise players like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Do the superstars have one last magical run in them? Below find the best available puck line, moneyline and over/under for the next Penguins game across all PA online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook and claim your bonus.
Pittsburgh has won the Cup five times and twice done it back-to-back – in 1991/92 and 2016/17. The current core of the Penguins has won three Cups together. Below find the best current future odds at PA online sportsbooks for the Pens to win the Stanley Cup or East Division. Click on the odds to claim your bonus and start locking your bet in.
Betting on the NHL has never been easier in the state of Pennsylvania ever since the state legalized sports betting. Gone are the days of asking friends in other states to place bets for you, or using an overseas website or an illegal bookie.
Now, it can all be done from your phone on your couch legally, simply, and securely.
Below is an example of typical betting lines set before a hockey game:
|Pittsburgh||-150||-1.5 (+140)||Over 5.5 (-125)|
|NY Rangers||+150||+1.5 (+140)||Under 5.5 (-105)|
The lines found on online sportsbooks are not that different compared to the lines found in Vegas. Both online sportsbooks and Vegas use similar computer models to figure out their lines. These models use the same data and have the same information, meaning the results will be similar.
If a sportsbook develops a significant liability on one side of a game, they may move the line to try and attract action on the other side. This is a concern if everyone in Pennsylvania is betting on the hometown Penguins. The line in Pennsylvania may move, but the line in Vegas wouldn’t change much.
Live betting means betting on a sports game after the game has already started. If you’re getting home from work late and you missed your opportunity to get a bet in before puck drop, it’s no big deal. You can live-bet the game, and depending on what’s happened up to that point in the game, you might get even better Penguins betting odds.
Live betting adjusts the lines based on what has already happened in the game. If there have been no goals in the first ten minutes of the game, the pregame total of 5.5 goals might now drop to 4.5. If the favored team has a 1-0 lead early, the live puck-line might now be 2.5 instead of 1.5 goals.
With all of the sportsbook apps, live betting is easier than ever. You can place your bet while on the move from anywhere within the state. Odds adjust in real-time so you’re never out of the loop.
If you’re not sure how the game will go, you can still get in on the action with a prop bet. A prop bet is a bet on whether something will occur within the game. Some examples of prop bets in hockey include:
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and owner Rush Street’s online gaming arm BetRivers are the official casino and official sportsbook of the Pittsburgh Penguins. That means BetRivers is likely the best place to bet the Penguins online.
The BetRivers mobile app employs Kambi tech and it’s available for iPhone and Android devices. The Pens lines are competitive, there’s enough variety of them and they’re easy to find on the app.
Plus, BetRivers takes credit cards and deposits via PayNearMe and the cage at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, making it super convenient. Finally, BetRivers will give you a great first deposit match bonus when you sign up using our exclusive bonus code. That’s money you can use to bet on the Pens for free, plus it comes with only a one-time wagering requirement attached, making it an easy bonus to get your hands on.
The National Hockey League plays an 82 game season where every team plays every team at least twice.
The Penguins will play in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division in 2021-22 and their 82 games will consist of 26 games against divisional rivals, 24 games against non-division conference teams, and 32 games vs. non-conference teams.
The Penguins have had heated rivalries and playoff series with many of the Metropolitan Division teams over the past decade, so every game should be intense. The Penguins season runs from October 12 to April 29.
At the end of the season, the top three teams in the division will make the playoffs, with up to two others claiming wild card spots. The playoffs begin in early May.
Pittsburgh has had a lot of great players lace up the skates for the Penguins. Here are the leaders for the Penguins over the past five seasons in some key categories:
|2020-21||Sidney Crosby (24)||Sidney Crosby (38)||Sidney Crosby (62)||Tristan Jarry (1,100)|
|2019-20||Bryan Rust (27)||Evgeni Malkin (49)||Evgeni Malkin (74)||Matt Murray (948)|
|2018-19||Jake Guentzel (40)||Sidney Crosby (65)||Sidney Crosby (100)||Matt Murray (1465)|
|2017-18||Evgeni Malkin (42)||Sidney Crosby (60)||Evgeni Malkin (98)||Matt Murray (1290)|
|2016-17||Sidney Crosby (44)||Phil Kessel (47)||Sidney Crosby (89)||Matt Murray (1339)|
Pittsburgh selected both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin through the draft in the mid-2000s, but who has the organization selected in recent years to eventually replace these two legends? Their recent draft classes include:
Mike Sullivan is the head coach of the Penguins. He was hired during the 2015-16 season replacing Mike Johnston. Sullivan has led the Penguins to two Stanley Cup wins, being the first American-born coach to win multiple cups. He previously coached the Boston Bruins. His NHL coaching record is 321-187-81.
Todd Reirden joined the Penguins coaching staff for the 2021 season. He was fired as the head coach of the Washington Capitals in August of 2020 after two seasons. Reirden previously was a part of the Penguins organization from 2010-2014. Reirden served as an assistant coach to Barry Trotz on the Capitals before becoming their head coach.
Mike Vellucci also joined the Pens coaching staff for the 2021 season. Vellucci served as a coach and general manager for the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers from 2001 through 2014, where he won a berth in the Memorial Cup and Coach of the Year honors. He joined the Carolina Hurricanes organization in 2014, serving as the head coach of their minor-league affiliate, Charlotte Checkers. The Checkers won the Calder Cup under Vellucci.
In 2019, he left the Checkers to join the Penguins organization. He served as the head coach of the Penguins’ minor-league affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in 2019-20, before being promoted to the NHL bench last season.
Mike Sullivan has had a successful tenure as the man behind the bench for the Penguins, but some of his predecessors also had success. Below are the five men who manned the bench before Sullivan.
In September 2020, the Pittsburgh Penguins, PPG Paints Arena, and Rivers Casino announced plans to open a sports betting lounge inside the PPG Paints Arena.
On April 24, 2021, The BetRivers lounge opened to the public, featuring two rows of luxury seating where fans are able to watch the Penguins game live while betting via the BetRivers Sportsbook app. The new space includes a bar and multiple live-action screens.
Penguins games are currently broadcast locally on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh. The channel’s market includes western, central, and northeast Pennsylvania, West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland, eastern Kentucky, and parts of western New York.
Steve Mears is entering his fifth season as the TV play-by-play announcer for the Penguins. Joining him as his color commentator is Bob Errey. Errey has served as the analyst since 2003.
Rounding out the broadcast team on Penguins broadcasts are Dan Potash as a rinkside reporter, Rob King as studio host, and Jay Caufield and Colby Armstrong as studio analysts.
Penguins games have been broadcast on radio station WXDX since 2006. Mike Lange has handled radio play-by-play duties the whole time the team has been broadcast on WXDX. Phil Bourque has been alongside Lange as an analyst the whole time as well. Josh Getzoff and Paul Steigerwald offer studio commentary as well.
You can stream Penguins games through the AT&T SportsNet app on your mobile device.
Mario Lemieux might be known as one of the best hockey players to ever play, but he’s the current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The former superstar of the team originally bought into team ownership in 1999 with Ronald Burkle.
At the beginning of Lemieux’s ownership, there was concern about the long-term prospects of the Penguins and how long the organization could survive in Pittsburgh. Thankfully, the team drafted some kids named Crosby and Malkin, started winning a lot of hockey games, and got a new arena built-in 2008.
Pittsburgh has won 5 Stanley Cups in their history and they’ve come in two distinct eras. The 1991 and 1992 champion Penguins were led by the aforementioned Mario Lemieux. Lemieux is considered by some the second greatest hockey player to ever play the game. The Penguins of the early 1990s also featured players like Jaromir Jagr, Mark Recchi, Kevin Stevens, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Bryan Trottier, and other legends of the game. Tom Barrasso was the team’s goalie and he helped backstop the team to back-to-back championships.
The Penguins also won the Stanley Cup in 2009, 2016, and 2017. These three championships fall under the Sidney Crosby era. Crosby is considered to be one of the greatest players in our current generation. Crosby has been joined by names like Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, Kris Letang, Phil Kessel, and others to help win three rings in 8 years.
Here are some of the all-time leaders for the Penguins in some major statistics:
Marc-Andre Fleury makes a diving save in the final seconds of Game 7 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.
Sidney Crosby takes a blind-side hit from Dave Steckel in the Winter Classic. Crosby missed most of two seasons with concussion issues stemming from the hit.
The Lemieux Group owns the Penguins, led by former Penguins superstar Mario Lemieux.
Sidney Crosby has served as the Penguins captain since 2007, taking over for Mario Lemieux. Lemieux and Crosby are the two most famous captains in Penguins history.
The average price of Penguins tickets is $94, with a low price of $24.
Pittsburgh has won five cups, all in the past 30 years. Pittsburgh has made the playoffs 15 straight seasons.
The Penguins are worth $650 million according to Forbes.
Pittsburgh has two retired numbers. Number 66 is retired for Mario Lemieux. Number 21 is retired for Michel Briere, who died in a car accident following his rookie season.
You can follow the Penguins on Twitter at @penguins