Islanders vs Boston: how will the game end?
New York Islanders
The Islanders defeated Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs, however not without some problems: they lost two games of the series. The team from New York had a rocky start in the quarterfinals, too, losing 2:5 to Boston in the first match.
But the Islanders were better prepared for the next game, although they allowed the opponent to level the score in the second half of the final period. The game went into overtime, where Casey Cizikas scored the decisive goal, using his one-on-one with the goalkeeper perfectly. It is worth mentioning that Trotz's squad looks great at home this season, so in this match, they definitely have good chances.
Boston suffered their first home defeat in this Stanley Cup season. In the previous round, they had no trouble beating Washington at home. In the last game, however, shortly before the conceded goal, the Bruins had a great chance, but Hall couldn't snipe the puck into the goal from the slot.
So far David Pastrňák is the strongest player in the squad, he scored ten points in the playoffs, including five goals. Goaltender Tuukka Rask also has been excellent, he copes almost perfectly with his duties and often concedes only after a serious mistake in the defense.
In three head-to-head games out of four, less than two goals were scored in the first period.
In the last two games, the Islanders scored in the second period.
The Islanders played great in the last game and proved that they can pose problems for Boston. It will be much easier for the Islanders to play at home, they have rarely lost on their own ice even during the regular season. On the contrary, the Bruins did not demonstrate a convincing away performance.
Our prediction is the Islanders to win
Prediction: Islanders to win
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Barry Trotz's men will try to play a closed game and not give their opponent an extra chance to score. Based on this, we think that the upcoming fight will end with a low score.
Second bet -total under 5.5 goals