Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 02/11/2021 – While the Pittsburgh Penguins took a break following Saturday’s 4-3 loss inside the Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders went on a side trip and snatched another win at the expense of the New York Rangers on Monday. The Islanders will head back home on Thursday as the Penguins await for their rematch, which begins at 07:00 PM Eastern Time. No team is given the absolute advantage by the top online sportsbooks; the visitors are pegged at -105 while the hosts are at -111. New York will look to extend its winning streak to three as the team seeks to gain more traction in the East Division standings. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will play with hopes to snap a two-game slide. TV broadcast will be available on AT&T SportsNet and streaming on NHL.TV.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 02/11/2021
When: Thursday, February 11, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
TV: AT&T SportsNet
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders 02/11/2021 Betting Odds:
|Pittsburgh Penguins||-1 (+240)||5.5 o (-125)||-105|
|New York Islanders||+1 (-238)||5.5 u (-111)||-111|
On the road again and ready for hockey. pic.twitter.com/ZeZMaHCrdT
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 10, 2021
It was like getting punched in the mouth and not being able to get back at your offender immediately. After suffering a 0-2 defeat at the hands of the Islanders, the Pittsburgh Penguins are deprived of instant revenge with the rematch scheduled nearly a week apart from the first game. Adding insult to the injury was the fact that Pittsburgh was dragged down to the fifth spot of the East after the Islanders went on to win their second straight on Monday. That said, the rematch on Thursday is treated as nothing but a must-win situation for the Penguins, especially in a tightly contested group where almost every team has a chance of making a deep run in the season.
Players to watch: S. Crosby C (G 4, A 5, PTS 9), J. Guentzel LW (G 4, A 4, PTS 8, B. Rust RW (G 2, A 6, PTS 8).
New York Islanders
Casey Cizikas and Matt Martin connived for the Islanders as the duo scored the team’s two goals that dispatched the Rangers on Monday. Just like Saturday’s win over the Penguins, the Islanders had to bank on a second straight late rally to escape past their rivals in New York. It was as if head coach Barry Trotz designed it. Over the last two games, his players appeared to be unleashed when it really mattered the most, scoring a pair in each of the deciding periods that took them out of the previous five-game slump. The Islanders boast 12 points to sit at the fourth spot in the East – the only division so far in the NHL Regular Season in which every team has double-digit points.
Players to watch: M. Barzal C (G 4, A 8, PTS 12), J. Eberle RW (G 5, A 2, PTS 7), N. Dobson D (G 1, A 5, PTS 6)
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Penguins are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against NY Islanders.
Pittsburgh is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Islanders’ last 13 games.
New York is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
New York is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Islanders’ last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders Betting Picks
The Penguins got the benefit of rest in preparation for a bounce-back win against the Islanders. But the visitors’ extended off will not outweigh the Islanders’ flow and rhythm. Momentum will prevail over fresh legs, giving New York its third straight victory while the Penguins absorb their third loss in a row.
Score Prediction: Penguins 2, Islanders 4.