Our New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins Game 2 picks are hot from the presses, and here at Cappers Info, we’re presenting our NHL picks and predictions for what should be yet another great Friday night fight here in the second season.
Game 2 Picks: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Friday, May 20th, 7:00 ET
Location: Consol Energy Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
NHL Betting Odds: Penguins -230
Islanders vs. Penguins NHL On TV: NBC Sports Network
This is a particularly tough game to try to make heads or tails out of. The Penguins were completely dominating in Game 1 of this series on Wednesday night, crushing the Islanders 5-0 with all of the damage coming in the first two periods of play. Pittsburgh though, is laying -230 on Friday, yet 83% of the NHL betting action per Covers.com is coming in on the Pens, and the line isn’t moving. Technically, that means that the Isles are as sharp as they come in Game 2. It’s tough to want to back New York though, knowing that it is 0-5 in the last five games in this series, and especially knowing that each of those five losses have come by multiple goals. That being said, there was a bit of a dustup at the end of Game 1 that might ultimately fire up the Islanders. They haven’t won a playoff game in years, and they are going to have an opportunity to flip this series on its head on Friday if they can find a way to pull off this upset. Somehow, some way, we have to think that New York is going to put up a heck of a lot better fight in Game 2 than they did in Game 1. They have the pace of this series now, and they know exactly what they are up against. If the young guns are going to steal one on the road in this series, this is the game in which it is going to happen.
Islanders vs. Penguins Game 2 Pick: New York Islanders +215
Game 2 Islanders vs. Penguins Predictions: New York 3 – Pittsburgh 2