It’s Playoff Time: Pens vs. Islanders

Playoff time is finally here.  Tonight, our#1 seeded Pittsburgh Penguins will face off against the New York (Long Island) Islanders.  The Penguins lead this seasons series 2-1.

 

ISLANDERS 4 PENGUINS 1

PENGUINS 4 ISLANDERS 2

PENGUINS 2 ISLANDERS 0

 

In the first two match-ups, the Pens started Marc-Andre Fleury in goal.  Tonight, expect to see Fleury against Nabokov.  The tale of the tape is below:

 

[PITTSBURGH PENGUINS]

GOALS PER GAME: 3.4

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: 2.5

POWER PLAY: 24.7 %

PENALTY KILL: 79.6%

 

[NEW YORK ISLANDERS]

GOALS PER GAME: 2.8

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE: 2.8

POWER PLAY: 19.9 %

PENALTY KILL: 80%

 

Although the stats appear close, things should be business as usual for the Pens.  My prediction is the Penguins will win and score under 5.5 combined goals.

 

Leave a Reply

Powered by Yahoo! Answers