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Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 6/9/2021

The Boston Bruins takes on the New York Islanders on 6/9/2021 at 7:30PM.

Boston and N.Y. Islanders face off in an playoff game. The Boston Bruins has a record of 33-16 this season. The New York Islanders is 32-17 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Boston Bruins Team Defense Preview

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They give up 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force Boston into 3.2 penalty kill situations per game, which means they may be too aggressive or wrongfully aggressive. They have a penalty kill rate of 85.96%, which is above average.

Opponents take 27.1 shots per game regardless of situation, they actively fluster opponents and are among the best in the NHL… and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Boston Bruins Team Offense Preview

They score 2.1 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.6 goals per game in power play situations. They are average in power play situations, nothing special here. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 21.88% of their shots on the power play.

They take 33.3 shots per game regardless of situation, they are getting their share of shot attempts and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

New York Islanders Team Defense Preview

They give up 1.8 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them among the best in the NHL. Opponents shoot 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force N.Y. Islanders into 2.4 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.7%, which is average.

Opponents take 28.4 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they have done a great job denying goals.

New York Islanders Team Offense Preview

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They score 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.6 power play opportunities per game this season and this would be considered below average, it may improve though. This means that they score on 18.75% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.0 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Boston Roster

The Players to Watch for Boston

Charlie McAvoy D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 22.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 30 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.4% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Brad Marchand LW

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 26.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 29 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 40 assists this season, he is among the best in the NHL at setting up teammates. This puts him at 69 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the NHL. He makes 20.3% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Patrice Bergeron C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 27.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 23 goals this season, which is among the best in the NHL and he has 25 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 48 points this season, which makes him a very significant offensive player in the division. He makes 12.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

The N.Y. Islanders Roster

The Players to Watch for N.Y. Islanders

Ryan Pulock D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 15.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 15 assists this season. This puts him at 17 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 1.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Nick Leddy D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -3.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 2 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 29 assists this season, he is a strong distributor. This puts him at 31 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 2.5% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Adam Pelech D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 15.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 4 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 10 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 4.9% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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