Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/05/2021 NHL Game Analysis, Spread & Odds
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Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/05/2021 – For the second straight game, the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders figured in an extended match that favored the former, who now hold a 2-1 series lead. Boston knew the Islanders were going to come out aggressively, especially after Game 2 where the latter escaped with the OT win. Having braced for the challenge on the road, the Bruins stayed composed as they regained the home-ice advantage. Game 4 of the best-of-seven second-round playoff series takes place on Saturday still at the Nassau Coliseum in New York. The Islanders rued the missed opportunity to take the lead at home. And based on the latest odds from the top betting sites for NHL, the home team will be tasked to defy an underdog tag that is set at +110 in the two-way match winner market.
Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/05/2021
When: Saturday, June 5, 7:15 PM ET
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders 06/05/2021 Betting Odds:
It was all even at 1-1 in the overtime period when Brad Marchand decided to take the steering and deliver in the clutch, scoring at the 3:36 mark to lift the Boston Bruins to the huge win in Game 3 on the road. At this point of the season, everybody must be feeling some sort of an injury, and playing for two consecutive overtime games obviously is not helping the cause of both Boston and New York. But the Bruins know that the Stanley Cup Playoffs is about overcoming all the hurdles. That mentality is what brought them back into the driver’s seat following a painful loss in Game 2. For Saturday’s game, Boston recognizes the stakes on the line. It’s either they take a commanding 3-1 lead, or they allow the Islanders to force a virtual best-of-three.
Players to watch: D. Pastrnak RW (G 5 A 5 PTS 10), P. Bergeron C (G 4 A 4 PTS 8), C. McAvoy D (G 1 A 7 PTS 8).
New York Islanders
The Islanders did not give an inch against the Bruins. After being denied a series lead, New York is raring to get on the ice as they aim to tie the series anew. Coach Barry Trotz was not totally disappointed despite the OT loss on Thursday. For him, the way his players showed up and played was enough for him to keep the belief that his squad is still very much in the series. Trotz admitted that he loved the intensity and physicality from both sides, even citing that he would “be glued to the TV every night” with the way the Bruins and Islanders trade haymakers at each other. A loud New York crowd is expected this weekend once again. The team would need every bit of help and advantage they could have to avoid a 3-1 hole. They may be in a light mood amidst trailing the series, but once the puck is dropped on Saturday, the pressure will be on, and the home crowd expects its team to thrive.
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
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games.
NY Islanders are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Bruins vs Islanders Betting Picks
Back to square one. Down to a virtual best-of-three. The series between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders this year is turning out to be a classic. Highlighted by a handful of jaw-dropping and gut-wrenching plays on the ice, the battle has now become must-see TV. And Game 4 itself will not disappoint. After the Bruins prevailed in Game 3, it’s now time for the Islanders to bounce back – again. Series tied at 2-2 after the game. The NHL Betting Lines will be defied this time around.
Score Prediction: Bruins 1, Islanders 3.