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Islanders vs. Bruins NHL Game 5 Info
NHL Playoffs Game 5 (Series 2-2)
Islanders (32-17-7) vs. Bruins (33-16-7)
Date: Monday, June 8
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: TD Garden
Islanders vs. Bruins Moneyline, Total, and Odds
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Moneyline: Islanders +162 | Bruins -194
Spread: Islanders +1.5 (-178) | Bruins -1.5 (+146)
Total: 5.5 — Over (+132) | Under (-162)
Odds to Win Stanley Cup Islanders +1700 | Bruins +600
Islanders vs. Bruins Predictions and Picks
- Bruins Cover -1.5 (+146)
- Over 5.5 (+132)
- Taylor Hall Over 0.5 Points (-124)
New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins News, Analysis, and Picks
Saturday’s victory guaranteed the Islanders at least one more night at the Nassau Coliseum, but if they can’t win Game 5, odds are the next one will be the storied arena’s swan song.
Teams that win the fifth meeting of a best-of-seven series tied 2-2 have gone on to win the set nearly 80 percent of the time.
New York gave itself a chance to buck that trend with a fantastic showing on the weekend. Mathew Barzal had his best games of these playoffs scoring the game-winning goal with under seven minutes left. The Isles regular season leading scorer also notched the primary assist on Kyle Palmieri’s game-tying marker early in the second. Barzal was pretty quiet in the first round but now has a three-game point streak going.
Palmieri, who was picked up from New Jersey at the trade deadline, scored his team playoff leading fifth of this postseason. The former Devil also has two assists and is a +5 in the playoffs.
Semyon Varlamov had another strong game allowing just a second period David Krejci powerplay goal. Varlamov stopped 28 shots after making 39 saves in Game 3’s heartbreaking OT loss.
The Bruins and Islanders have flip-flopped wins in each game of this series, and scoring has been much more plentiful in Boston. After winning the opener 5-2, the Bruins dropped the rematch in Beantown 4-3 in overtime.
Boston’s top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand, and David Pastrnak will undoubtedly be hungry for some home cooking. The trio was held goal-less on Saturday after accounting for five in the first two games in Boston.
The Bruins’ big trade deadline acquisition was held to just two shots on goal in the past two games in New York and took out his frustrations on Scott Mayfield. Hall dropped the gloves for the first time in ten years and should welcome the return home after a -3 on Saturday. The former Sabre had eight shots and a goal in the series-opening pair of games in Massachusetts.
Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Kevan Miller will be game-day decisions for the Bruins after both missed Game 4. Carlo was injured on a hit in Game 3 and did not skate Sunday at the Bruins’ practice.
New York has only won once in their past five trips to Boston, where the over is 3-1-2. The home team 9-3 in their past 12 head-to-heads, and the favorite has won five of seven. Overall the Bs are 11-2 in their past 13 home games, while New York has won five straight playing on one day’s rest.