The best bet is BACK, and tonight’s one is a LOCK.
The Pittsburgh Penguins take on the New York Islanders in Game 2 at the Nassau Coliseum, trailing the series 1-0 after New York took the first game in OT.
The Pens are slight favorites in this one, and for good reason. They’re 5-1 in their last six on the road after losing a previous tilt away from home, while the Islanders have struggled to win consecutive games at home of late.
The Islanders are just 2-5 in their last 7 at the Coliseum after winning a home game there.
Also, get this: The Penguins are 7-3 all-time in Game 2 under head coach Mike Sullivan, and Matt Murray is 11-3 in the postseason following a loss. Expect him to bounce back tonight after allowing four goals in Game 1.
Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have big games tonight. Take the more experienced team to tie this series up at one, heading back to Pittsburgh.