Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will meet with the New York Islanders in NHL action in Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 7:00 PM (EDT). The Pittsburgh Penguins ended the regular season with a record of 37-16-3, good enough for first place in the Eastern Conference. Following a 1-0 setback in Game 1, the Penguins were able to level the series with a 2-1 victory in Game 2. In Game 2, the Penguins took an early lead with goals from Brian Rust and Jeff Carter in the first period.

The Penguins’ attack is the go-to all season, as Pittsburgh is the NHL’s second-best offensive team, averaging 3.47 goals on 30.53 shots per game. Sidney Crosby finished the season with a team-high 62 points and 24 goals, leading the Penguins offense. Tristan Jarry made 37 saves out of 38 shots on goal to keep the Penguins in the contest.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s previous 6 matches.

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-2 SU in their last 9 matches against the NY Islanders.

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 10-3 SU in their last 13 matches this season.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Predictions 5/20/2021

The New York Islanders have an overall record of 21-4-3 at home this season. Game 1 of this series was won by the Islanders with an overtime score of 4-3. In Game One, Kyle Palmieri led the Islanders with two goals on three shots in just about 18 minutes on the ice. New York is 4th at 32-17 in the National League East Division.

The NY Islanders’ offense isn’t quite as good as Pittsburgh’s, but the team’s defense makes up for it. The Islanders have the NHL’s second-best defense, allowing opponents to score 2.29 goals per game on 28.91 shots. The Islanders’ power play defense is also in the top five in the league, with a 15.71 percent success rate.

  • The NY Islanders are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the NY Islanders’ last 6 matches at home against Pittsburgh.

  • The New York Islanders are 4-8 SU in their previous 12 matches this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders. The NHL pick for this game is the New York Islanders. Because the series is at 1-1, this is a crucial game for both teams. Both games were settled by a single goal, as both teams gave everything they had on the ice. The Islanders were outstanding at home recently and will need to be at their best in this one to win the series. With game 3 being so crucial, expect New York to come back and win on their home ice. The New York Islanders will win to a predicted score of 3-1.

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York, USA

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021


NHL Odds: New York Islanders -115

NHL Totals: 5

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