Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders 11/22/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/21/2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM ET
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will be playing the New York Islanders in the second game of their home-and-home series on Saturday night. The Penguins will be on a two-game road winning streak going into that game, while the Islanders will try to continue to have success on their home ice. The Penguins and the Islanders are in first and second place in the Metropolitan Division, respectively.
Pittsburgh and New York already played once this season, with Pittsburgh pulling off a 3-1 win on home ice. Patric Hornqvist was the Penguins' top player in that win, scoring two of his team's three goals. Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury was also excellent in that win by topping 34 of the 35 shots he faced.
In six games against the Islanders Hornqvist has now scored six goals and notched seven points against them, while Penguins center Sidney Crosby has 25 goals and 60 assists against them in just 46 career games. Fleury has a 20-7-4 record against New York in his career with four shutouts, a 2.47 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Islanders Jaroslav Halak has faced the Penguins seven times in his career, going 3-4-0 against them with a 2.27 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Center John Tavares has six goals and 12 assists in 27 games against Pittsburgh, while Kyle Okposo has notched nine goals and 23 points in 31 games against them.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Penguins are 13-4-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Penguins are 7-8-0 against the Over/Under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
New York Islanders are 12-6-0 Against the Spread
New York Islanders are 11-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/18/14 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot out for season
11/01/14 D Derrick Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
New York Islanders
10/09/14 RW Michael Grabner Hernia out indefinitely
10/07/14 D Matt Carkner Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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