Pittsburgh Penguins versus New York Islanders Pick Prediction NHL Playoff Game 5 Odds Preview 5-9-2013

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It will be a critical Game 5 of the best of seven NHL playoff series as the New York Islanders will travel to play the Pittsburgh Penguins in a pro hockey game on Thursday night.

Start 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 five has the home team Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -205 odds with the take back on the road underdog New York Islanders at +188 odds. The goal total has come in at 6 goals.

The New York Islanders evens this best of seven NHL Eastern conference playoff series after a 6-4 victory in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins as a +137 home underdog. The game finished over 6 goals.

The game was tied at 3-3 after two periods and the Penguins strike with the go ahead goal 41 seconds into the third period. New York then nets three straight goals to even this series bringing plenty of doubts on Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. The Pens goaltender struggled big time in the playoffs last year and in the past three playoffs games in this series has allowed 14 goals to the Islanders. Pittsburgh had 31 shots in game four to the Islanders 24. The Islanders won four more face-offs. New York goes 1 of 4 on the power play and the Penguins go 0 of 2 on the man advantage. For the series the Islanders are 2 of 15 on power plays.