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Bruins vs. Islanders NHL Game 4 Info
NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Bruins lead series 2-1)
Bruins (33-16-7) vs. Islanders (32-17-7)
Date: Saturday, June 5
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
Bruins vs. Islanders Moneyline, Total, and Odds
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Moneyline: Bruins -152 | Islanders +128
Spread: Bruins -1.5 (+188) | Islanders +1.5 (-230)
Total: 5.5 — Over (+144) | Under (-178)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup Bruins +400 | Islanders +2400
Bruins vs. Islanders Predictions and Picks
- Islanders Moneyline (+128)
- Under 5.5 (-178)
- First Period Tie (+156)
Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders News, Analysis, and Picks
The Bruins and Islanders have been about as evenly matched in this series as any playoff matchup in recent history.
They are coming off their second-straight overtime game and have been separated by more than one goal for just 17 minutes and 23 seconds of the series first three matches.
While even on the scoresheet on Thursday, it wasn’t the case on the shots tally. Semyon Varlamov kept the Islanders in it by making 39 saves, including 23 stops over a 20-minute span in the middle of the game to keep things knotted at one. It was Varlamov’s second straight game of 39 stops after watching understudy Ilya Sorokin start the previous four games.
As brilliant as the Vezina snub has been in Games 2 and 3, he was absolutely fooled on the Bruins’ overtime winner.
Brad Marchand innocently flicked a shot on net from a seemingly impossible angle near the faceoff circle that somehow got past Varlamov for the 2-1 win.
Before that, momentum seemed to be shifting New York’s way in the latter half of the third. Mathew Barzal tied the game with just over five minutes left, and the Isles outshot Boston 5-2 the rest of the way.
It was Barzal’s first goal of the playoffs, and New York will need more from their regular-season leading scorer who has struggled in this postseason. The 24-year-old notched just his second point in his past five and has only five points in nine games in these playoffs.
Tuukka Rask made 28 saves in the win, including a crucial stop on Anthony Beauvillier’s breakaway with 3:15 left. He then had to be on point when New York went on the power play in the final 2:15. There was concern Rask was battling an injury after grimacing a few times in Game 2, but he looked to be in top form on Thursday.
New York should come out fired up with a packed house at the Nassau Coliseum in what could be their last ever playoff game there. If the Islanders can’t pick up a win, the Bruins will have a chance to close out the series back in Boston on Monday. New York will move to a brand new arena for the start of next season.
The Bs may have to try and gain that 3-1 series lead without defenseman Brandon Carlo. Carlo missed the final 17-plus minutes of Game 3 after taking a hit into the boards. The 24-year-old knocked his head on the boards and had already been diagnosed with four concussions in his five-year NHL career before this play. Carlo hasn’t been ruled out and is considered day-to-day, but don’t be surprised to see him in the press box for this one.
The favorite is 5-1 in the past six head-to-heads, while the Bruins have won 19 of 26 games in New York. In their past 11 meetings, the home team has come out on top eight times, and the under is 5-2-1 at Nassau. The Bs are 6-1 in their past seven playoff games as a favorite, while New York won four straight on one day’s rest.