The New York Islanders will look to rebound after a humiliating opening NHL playoff loss as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their best of seven series from pro hockey on Friday night. Face off time from Pittsburgh is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The NHL playoff odds from game two has the home team Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -230 odds with the take back on the road underdog New York Islanders at +210 odds. The goal over under line is set at 5 ½ goals.
The Islanders fell behind 1-0 in this best of seven Eastern conference opening round series after a 5-0 road defeat at the -209 favored Pittsburgh Penguins. The goal over under landed under 5 ½ goals.
Pittsburgh goes up 5-0 after two periods. The shots on goal were dead even as each team had 26 in game one and the Islanders won two more face offs. Two goals by Pittsburgh came on the power play.
The last time the Islanders were competing in the post season was way back in the 2006-2007 season. New York Islanders rank in the bottom half of the league in two key areas defensively this season which are goals allowed and killing penalties. They were a good road team during the regular season by going 14-6-1-3. Pittsburgh is the top scoring offense in the league with 3.4 goals per game and second best on the power play converting on 24.7% of the time on the man advantage.