All things considered, Pittsburgh’s strength up the middle with centers Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal will prove too much for Ottawa to handle over a long series. The Pens’ late season inconsistency will show, exposing the defensive problems, making them rely on Fleury to steal a game or two, which he’s done time and time again in the playoffs. Ottawa’s inexperience in net will put pressure on the offense to score more, which could prove difficult with the loss of Kovalev. For the fifth straight series, they'll win it on the road. Penguins in six.