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Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Preview & Picks – Penguins To Win NHL Regular Season Finale

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17 Apr 2024
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Leigh Copson 17 Apr 2024
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  • Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders picks for Wednesday, April 17
  • NHL matchup is taking place at UBS Arena
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    Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Preview & Picks
  • Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Form
  • New York Islanders Form

Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders Preview & Picks

Pittsburgh are backed to win their regular season finale.

New York are the better team, but they could rest starters with a playoff spot secured, and the Penguins have been on a good run as of late.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins are 8-3 in their last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh Penguins won 7-0 in New York earlier this season
  • The Over has cashed in 6 of the last 9 meetings
  • The Over has hit in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games

Head To Head

  • Pittsburgh Penguins lead the regular season series 2-1
  • New York Islanders won 5-4 in overtime when the two teams last met on February 20

Pittsburgh Penguins Form

Pittsburgh enter their final game of the regular season having taken their playoff quest to the wire with eight wins in their last 11 outings.

The Penguins started this run with back-to-back wins at home, beating Carolina 4-1 and Columbus 3-2.

They then bounced back from a shootout loss in Columbus with four straight victories, starting with road victories over the New York Rangers, 5-2, New Jersey, 6-3, and Washington, 4-1.

Pittsburgh made it four-in-a-row by beating Tampa Bay 5-4 at home, only to see the run end with a 3-2 overtime defeat in Toronto.

The Penguins responded to that loss by sandwiching a 6-4 defeat to Boston with a 6-5 overtime win over Detroit and a 4-2 success against Nashville.

New York Islanders Form

New York enter their final regular season game having already clinched a playoff place thanks to a 37-27-16 record.

The Islanders are in good form too, having now won eight of their previous 10 matchups.

This run started with a 3-2 win in Florida, and they then responded to a 4-1 defeat at Tampa Bay with a six-game win streak.

New York beat Philadelphia 4-3 (OT), Chicago 2-1, Columbus 4-2, Nashville 2-0, New York Rangers 4-2 and Montreal 4-2 during that streak.

The Islanders then rebounded immediately from a shootout loss at the Rangers by winning 4-1 in New Jersey.

Verdict

New York could be tempted to rest key players, so we like a Pittsburgh team that is in good form and blew out the Islanders on the road earlier this season.

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