Islanders and Penguins Set For Series Clash

After 56 games of regular season play, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Islanders will clash once again in the playoffs. The last time these two teams played in the playoffs was 2019, where the Islanders swept the Penguins in 4 games.

The Penguins finished first in the Mass Mutual East Division with 77 points, while the Islanders finished fourth in the division with 71 points. These two teams met each other 8 times this year, in which the Penguins dominated the regular season series.

Game1: 2/6/2021 – 4-3 Isles
Game 2: 2/11/2021 – 4-3 Pens SO
Game 3: 2/18/2021 – 4-1 Pens
Game 4: 2/20/2021 – 3-2 Pens
Game 5: 2/27/2021 – 4-3 Pens OT
Game 6: 2/28/2021 – 2-0 Isles
Game 7: 3/27/2021 – 6-3 Pens
Game 8: 3/29/2021 – 2-1 Pens

Pens Record: 6-2 ; Isles Record: 2-4-2

The Penguins announced that they will wear their gold jerseys for home games in the playoffs.

Here is the schedule for the series:

Sunday, May 16: Islanders at Penguins, 12 p.m. ET (NBC)
Tuesday, May 18: Islanders at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Thursday, May 20: Penguins at Islanders, 7 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Saturday, May 22: Penguins at Islanders, 3 p.m. ET (NBC)
*Monday, May 24: Islanders at Penguins TBD
*Wednesday, May 26: Penguins at Islanders TBD
*Friday, May 28: Islanders at Penguins TBD

My prediction for the series, Penguins in 6.

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