New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The New York Islanders will meet with the Pittsburgh Penguins for their Game 5 of the first-round series in Ppg Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 7:00 PM (EDT). After a 4-1 victory in game four, the Islanders were able to tie the series at two games each. With 1 goal and one assist in game 4, Oliver Wahlstrom led the way for New York. Back-to-back victories are required for the New York Islanders to take a 3-2 series advantage. New York ranks 4th at 32-17 in the National League East.

This season, New York ranked 18th in the NHL offensively, averaging 2.82 goals on 29.3 shots per match. Although the offense was average this season, the Islanders had the second-best defense in the league, permitting two goals on 28.9 shots per game. The Islanders were also fourth in the league on the power play, with a 16.08 percent success rate.

  • The Islanders are 3-6 SU in their previous 9 matches.
  • The NY Islanders are 3-8 SU in their last 11 matches against Pittsburgh.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders’ last 6 matches as the underdog.

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New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins Predictions 5/24/2021

The Penguins ended the regular season with a record of 37-16-3, good enough for first place in the East Division. Pittsburgh is reliant on the NHL’s number two, who averages 3.45 goals on 30.47 shots per game. Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins’ offensively this season, with team-highs in scores, assists, and goals. Pittsburgh is 1st at 37-16 in the NL East.

The Penguins have the NHL’s 13th best defense, permitting 2.8 two goals per game on 30 points two shots. Throughout the season, Pittsburgh employed three separate goalies, accounting for a .911 save percentage and allowing 155 total goals. Jeff Carter has three goals, Kris Letang has two assists, and Jake Guentzel has 19 shots on the net for Pittsburgh. On 135 shots, Tristan Jarry allowed 13 goals.

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 11-4 SU in their last 15 matches.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches at home against the NY Islanders.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches played on a Monday.

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins. The NHL pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Penguins. As the series tied at two games each entering game 5, Pittsburgh will have the opportunity to take command of the game on their ice. Expect the Penguins to be fired up for this game, as keeping the home-ice advantage is crucial. Pittsburgh is the superior team in this game and it will be evident from the early minutes of the match, as the Penguins take command of the series en route to a 3-2 victory. The Pittsburgh Penguins will win to a predicted score of 4-1.

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New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins 5/24/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Ppg Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, USA

Date: Monday, May 24, 2021

TV: NBCS

NHL Odds: Pittsburgh Penguins -140

NHL Totals: 5.5

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