Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/03/2021 NHL Game Analysis, Picks & Odds
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Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/03/2021 – The New York Islanders avoided a 0-2 hole, thanks to the crucial overtime victory in Game 2 that knotted their second-round series against the Boston Bruins at one game apiece. Seizing momentum, the Islanders now prepare to protect home ice as Game 3 shifts over to New York on Thursday. Playing in front of the home crowd is leverage in New York’s bid to take a series lead, but top betting sites for NHL still tag the Islanders as slight underdogs at +144 moneyline price as opposed to Boston’s -126. The game begins at 07:30 pm Eastern Time with a live broadcast on NBCSN and NHL.TV.
Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/03/2021
When: Thursday, June 3, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/03/2021 Betting Odds:
During the early goings of the third period of Game 2, it appeared that Boston Bruins were in no business of winning. The team could have just decided to pull out their weapons and just surrender the game, but the Bruins simply refused. Boston shifted to a higher gear and forced overtime. The team would however fall short, but the Bruins are opting to keep their heads up. It was not the result that they wanted, but Boston is still glad about the fight they exhibited especially down the stretch. They will have the chance to regain the series edge on Thursday, albeit inside a hostile environment. The Bruins are embracing the challenge to spoil the home crowd at the Nassau Coliseum. After all, it’s all about the character for Boston. The momentum may be on New York’s side as of the momentum, but the team is aware that their rampage in the previous game has sent a strong statement about their will and determination to win the series.
Players to watch: D. Pastrnak RW (G 5 A 5 PTS 10), P. Bergeron C (G 4 A 3 PTS 7), C. McAvoy D (G 1 A 6 PTS 7).
New York Islanders
The Islanders are raring to hit ice action anew following their huge OT victory against the Bruins in Game 2. With the next two games set to be played at Nassau Coliseum, New York knows the team has the opportunity to dictate the motion of the series. The Islanders banked on to their composure late in the last game after they squandered a 3-1 lead in the last 10 minutes of the third period. Casey Cizikas played the hero’s role for New York as he scored at 14:48 of the extra period that proved to be the decider of the match. The victory provides a much-needed morale boost for the team. The Islanders are excited to play in front of their home crowd but the team needs to keep their focus, especially that the Bruins are expected to be aggressive in their own bounce-back bid.
Players to watch: A. Beauvillier LW (G 4 A 5 PTS 9), J. Pageau C (G 2 A 7 PTS 9), J. Bailey C (G 4 A 3 PTS 7).
Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions
Boston is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 6 games.
Bruins vs Islanders Betting Picks
Talk about silencing your rivals’ home crowd. The Boston Bruins fell short in Game 2, but they will make sure that their late regulation avalanche from the last game’s loss will carry over to Game 3, where they will impose their complete dominance. The Bruins will not disappoint the NHL Betting Odds. Tagged as favorites on the road, Boston will put on its big boy pants as they are about to bully the Islanders inside the Nassau Coliseum.
Score Prediction: Bruins 3, Islanders 1.