• Dominic Konareski

Islanders Look To Take Playoff Series Lead In The Steel City

The New York Islanders are shaping up to play their fifth game against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 7:00pm EST. The Penguins are hosting the Islanders tonight after a 4-1 lost in their most recent matchup allowing New York to tie the series. In the last ten games the Penguins have gone 7-2-1, averaging 3.7 goals and 5.6 assists per game. For the Islanders they have averaged 2.9 goals and 4.9 assists after going 4-4-2 in their last ten.

The biggest thing you have to look at though is save percentage, the Islanders have a .930sv% as the Penguins only have a .908sv% in their last ten played. Most likely we will see Ilya Sorokin get the start after almost shutting out the Penguins last game, the young goalie is playing like a seasoned vet. Tristan Jarry is the projected starting goalie for the Penguins after he went 25-9-3 in the regular season with a .909sv%, allowing just under three goals a game.

This will be a very intense game, most likely we will have overtime hockey once again between these two teams. I do see the Islanders winning though 4-3 via shootout.

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