NHL Tuesday Night Preview: Islanders and Golden Knights Look to Advance

Hockey Sep 01, 2020

In what has been an absolutely couple of wild days in the NHL playoffs, two games are in action on Tuesday.

The Philadelphia Flyers look to come back against the New York Islanders, while the Islanders look to advance into the next round with a win on Tuesday.

The Vegas Golden Knights also look to close out the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Although the franchise was formed less than three years ago, the Vegas Golden Knights seem like playoff veterans. They will look to put their experience to good use in what could be a series-ending game.

New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers

The New York Islanders are set to take on the Philadelphia Flyers in what is a series-clenching game for them. The two teams battled it out on Sunday with the Islanders claiming a 3-2 victory. Brock Nelson scored two goals for the Islanders while Jean-Gabriel Pageau added a tally of his own.

Sean Couturier and Ivan Provorov scored the goals for Philadelphia in the second and third periods respectively. Nevertheless, it was not enough.

Thomas Greiss picked up the win for New York in net, while Brian Elliott took the loss.

The puckline for this game is -1.5 @ 3.17 in favour of the Islanders. With New York playing at a high level consistently throughout the course of the series, it would be wise to bet them. They are a classic case of a playoff team getting hot at the right time.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks

The Vegas Golden Knights could seal the deal on Tuesday night. After beating Vancouver by a 5-3 margin, they now look to shut the door on the youthful Canucks.

Max Pacioretty scored two goals, while Chandler Stevenson and Nate Schmidt each pocketed one.

For the Canucks, there were some positives on this night. EIias Petetrson, Bo Horvat, and Tyler Toffoli each scored for Vancouver.

It really came down to a battle of the goaltenders as Robin Lehner outdid Thatcher Demko. Lehner saved 33 of 38 shots and that was enough to separate the Golden Knights from Vancouver.

I would take the puckline for Vegas -1.5 @ 2.10. They have the playoff experience and the veterans to get the job done. In these playoffs alone, Matt Stone and Shea Theodore each have 14 points. Although Theodore has not scored many goals in this particular series, he has had at least in assist in his last five games.

Vegas just has too much horsepower for Vancouver to stop, although something tells me that Vancouver will be visiting the playoffs regularly over the next couple of years.

-- written by Danny the Geek


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