CLICK TO JOIN

Remember me Reset Password

      

Islanders On The Ropes Heading In To Game Six Versus Penguins

Posted by Don Melrose on 5/10/2013 5:56:35 PM

The New York Islanders proved the NHL sports betting world wrong by splitting the first four games of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins. Now they will have to do it again by proving their two wins weren’t just the result of the poor goaltending Pittsburgh received from Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury was benched for game five, and his replacement Tomas Vokoun stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 4-0 shutout win. The Islanders now face a must-win situation heading home for game six, and have to concentrate on scoring one goal at a time as they try to stay alive.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Islanders
Saturday May 11, 2013 – 7:00 PM ET
Game 6 – Penguins lead 3-2
NHL Sportsbook Line: Pittsburgh – 150

The Penguins certainly didn’t slow down offensively in game five, breaking a scoreless hockey game wide open with three-unanswered goals in a seven-minute span of the second period. The power play added a fourth Pittsburgh goal in the third to put the exclamation mark on the win, and the Penguins will have all of the momentum as they look to finish off New York.

NHL Betting Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins

Captain Sidney Crosby was hit with another puck, but this time he was able to stay in the game and finish with a goal and an assist to pace Pittsburgh’s offense. Kris Letang added the powerplay goal in the third that gave him a multipoint night as well, but the real story was the importance of the shift in goal. Vokoun made several nice saves on his way to the first shutout of the series, stopping all 31 shots he faced to win the goaltending duel with Evgeni Nabokov. There is no doubt that Vokoun will be the Penguins’ No. 1 moving forward after proving he was the missing piece the team needed in its first two losses.

NHL Betting Preview: New York Islanders

It wasn’t as though Nabokov was awful, but Pittsburgh’s offense has a ton of firepower and he was constantly under siege. Islanders’ head coach Jack Capuano decided to pull the veteran goaltender following Pittsburgh’s fourth goal in order to prevent him from feeling any more fatigue, but he will start in game six. The Islanders matched the Penguins with 31 shots on goal, but they didn’t have as many online betting scoring opportunities and must get more traffic to the net to beat Vokoun. The fireworks that went off in the final minutes of game five will set the tone heading back to Long Island, but the Islanders will need to find a way to generate more offense to stay alive.

NHL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick

The adjustment going from Fleury to Vokoun was the key to Pittsburgh’s win in game five, but it will be a much tougher environment on the road as the Islanders leave everything on the table in a must-win. A three-goal barrage in the second period was the difference in game five, but if New York can avoid that meltdown and generate some offense against Vokoun, they should be able to extend the series to a seventh game.

NHL Betting Pick: New York Islanders + 140

Archives

Twitter


↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!


↑ Back to top