New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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New York Islanders will meet with the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 2 of their NHL first-round best of seven series in PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM (EDT). Following a 4-3 overtime win in Game 1 on Sunday, the Islanders are up 1-0 in the series. At 16:30 of the extra period, Kyle Palmieri scored the game-winning goal. Palmieri scored his second goal of the game. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Brock Nelson both scored for the Islanders. New York’s Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves in goal. The New York Islanders are 4th at 32-17 in the NL East Division.

Kyle Palmieri leads the New York Rangers in goal scoring with two, while Jean-Gabriel leads the team in assists with two and points with three after one postseason game. Ilya Sorokin is 1-0-0 in goal, with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. The Islander scored 2.71 goals per game on average during the regular season and allowed 2.23 goals per game. The NY Islanders scored 18.8 percent of the time on the power play, and 83.7 percent of the time on the penalty kill.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders’ last 6 matches.

  • The NY Islanders are 2-6 SU in their last 8 matches against Pittsburgh.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the NY Islanders’ last 6 matches in the East conference.

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New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Predictions 5/18/2021

After losing Game 1 at home on Sunday, Pittsburgh will look to rebound in Game 2. Sidney Crosby, Frederick Gaudreau, and Kasperi Kapanen scored for the Penguins, but the Pittsburgh blue line and goaltender were unable to maintain a 2-1 lead after two periods. In the loss, Tristan Jarry made 37 saves on the net. Pittsburgh is 1st at 37-16 in the NL East.

After one match of the postseason, Sidney Crosby, Frederick Gaudreau, and Kasperi Kapanen each have a single goal while 5 players each have an assist. In goal, Tristan Jarry is 0-0-1 with a goals-against-average of 3.14 and a save percentage of .902. During the regular season, the Penguins scored an average of 3.45 goals per game and allowed an average of 2.77 goals per match. Pittsburgh scored 23.7 percent of the time on the power play, and 77.4 percent of the time on the penalty kill.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s previous 5 matches.

  • The total went OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 matches against the NY Islanders.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 matches this season.

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although the OVER is a good bet in this matchup on Tuesday, Pittsburgh is the play. The Penguins played exceptionally well late in games and were stunned by the Islanders in overtime in Game 1, but will return home with a win on Tuesday. Pittsburgh won six of the last eight meetings between the two teams overall, and 35 of the last 51 on its home ice against the Islanders. This season, the Islanders struggled on the road, losing eight of their last eleven games away from home. The Pittsburgh Penguins will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

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New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:30 PM (EDT)

Location: PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

TV: NBCS

NHL Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -135

NHL Totals: 5.5

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