The Pittsburgh Penguins will look for the series close out when they take to the ice to face the New York Islanders in an NHL pro hockey game on Saturday night in first round best of seven playoff action. Face off time from New York is set for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBC Sports Network.
The NHL playoff odds from game six has the road team Pittsburgh Penguins favored by -165 odds with the take back on the home underdog New York Islanders at +150 odds. The goal total is lined at 6 goals.
The Penguins take the 3-2 series lead in this first round Eastern conference playoff series off their 4-0 home victory in game five on Thursday as a -235 betting odds favorite. The goal over under landed under six goals.
After some poor goaltending by starter Marc Andre Fleury the Penguins make the change to backup Thomas Vokoun and he stops all 31 Islanders shots to record a shutout. After a scoreless first period the Penguins score three even strength goals on the Islanders in the second period. Each team had 31 shots but Pittsburgh dominated the face-off circle by a 37-21 margin. The Islanders go 0 of 2 on the power play and the Penguins convert once in five chances on the man advantage. New York is 1-1 at home in this series with Pittsburgh’s win coming in overtime. The Islanders scored 10 goals in the two games played in their building.