Islanders at Penguins - 4/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (46-28-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (42-26-12)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Consol Energy Centre)
The Line: Pittsburgh Penguins -123 / New York Islanders +111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, ROOT, SPNET
The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins play Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center.
The New York Islanders look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Islanders are averaging three goals and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have five power play goals in their last four games and have won four of their last six when scoring at least three goals. John Tavares leads New York with 36 goals, Ryan Strome has 33 assists and Anders Lee has 186 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 139 goals on 1,598 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 54 goals on 488 shots.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Penguins are averaging 2.7 goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last seven when scoring at least three goals. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin have combined for 56 goals, Patric Hornqvist has 25 assists and Brandon Sutter has 172 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 143 goals on 1,777 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 50 goals on 546 shots.
The Islanders are 21-8 in their last 29 vs. Metropolitan and 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Penguins are 0-8 in their last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games. The Islanders are 6-22 in the last 28 meetings in Pittsburgh and 16-35 in the last 51 meetings overall.
The Penguins need this game and are usually one of the better home teams in the league. Give me Pitt for the cheap price.