New York vs Pittsburgh Thu, Dec 6
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PensBurgh: Recap: Pittsburgh is the lion in the jungle as they smack down the Islanders
Dominik Simon is out from getting hurt last game, welcome back to the lineup Garrett Wilson. Everything else is the same.1st period
The Penguins get on the board first, and Kris Letang doing the honors. Derick Brassard feeds Letang with a pass and #58 one-t's it over the glove side on Thomas Greiss to open things up 8:34 in.
Never a great sign when a 4th liner takes a slashing penalty in the offensive zone. Take a bow, Derek Grant. Luckily the Islanders can't do much with the game's first power play.
CBS: Kessel, Letang Each Score Twice As Penguins Top Islanders
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kris Letang and Phil Kessel each scored twice, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Thursday night.
Kessel also had two assists, Sidney Crosby scored his 15th goal and had two assists, and Riley Sheahan scored his fourth goal. The Penguins have won two straight and five of eight following a slump in which they won once in 10 games.
Jake Guentzel had three assists and established a career-best six-game point streak for Pittsburgh.
Casey DeSmith made 19 saves to win for the fifth time in six starts.
Lighthouse Hockey: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins [Game 27]
The New York Islanders are back on the road as they renew their rivalry with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders are looking to right the ship after losing their last game and three of their last four. They come into this one two points ahead of Pittsburgh with the same number of games played.
The Islanders have struggled on the road since their since their three game road winning streak as they've gone 1-3-1 since then. The last game of that road winning streak was against the Penguins however and they won that one pretty handily by a score of six to three.
PensBurgh: Gamethread: Islanders @ Penguins
The Penguins are at it once again, tonight against the Islanders. Pittsburgh has to be feeling good after a 3rd period outburst to beat a really good Colorado team on Tuesday night.
Casey DeSmith in the net tonight after a season-high 42 saves against Colorado. DeSmith appeared once against the Isles this season, back on October 30th in relief after Matt Murray got shelled. DeSmith gave 2 goals up in 24 minutes on 16 shots, so hopefully he and the team are a little more up for the task tonight.
PensBurgh: New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins 12/6/2018: lines, preview, how to watch
Who: New York Islanders (13-10-3, 29 points, 3rd in the Metropolitan Division) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (10-10-5; 25 points, 6th in Metropolitan Division)
When: 7:00 p.m. ET
How to Watch: On TV locally in Pittsburgh (AT&T Sportsnet) and in the New York area on MSG+, Sportsnet in Canada
Opponent Track: The Islanders are 1-2-1 in their last four games, and lost at home their last time out to Winnipeg by a score of 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Pens Refresh: Powered by a Hornqvist hat trick, the Pens dished out the first regulation loss Colorado's suffered in the last 10 games on Tuesday
--The Islanders continue to ride the PDO wave with strong numbers in shooting % and save %.
Consensus betting prediction from the Covers.com community:
Pittsburgh Penguins (69% consensus). The New York Islanders have successfully navigated the waters within the parameters of the Metropolitan Division far better than they have outside of it this season. Boasting a 10-2-0 mark in the division, the Islanders bid for their third win in as many meetings with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday when the clubs reconvene at PPG Paints Arena... http://bit.ly/2B29ghx
Statfox free score prediction: 3 to 3. Total score: 6. Bet the under!
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Betting Prediction for New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins on December 06, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Pittsburgh will WIN and the Total will go Under .
To put it lightly, the New York Islanders have flat-out owned the Metropolitan Division this season. The Isles carry a 10-2-0 SU record against the Metropolitan in 2018-19 into a road matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where sportsbooks opened Pittsburgh as -200 home favorites with a total of 6.5. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2KYFc9g