Bruins vs. Islanders Game 6 Prediction
The Islanders will look to finish off the Bruins in the second round on Wednesday night when the two teams play Game 6 in Uniondale at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Islanders pull off one more upset or are the Bruins the best play as a slight favorite?
041 Boston Bruins (-135) at 042 New York Islanders (+115); o/u 5.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Venue: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
Boston Bruins DFS Spin
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy isn't ready to commit to Tuukka Rask (undisclosed) being available on Wednesday. Rask was pulled from Game 5 because he wasn't feeling 100%, according to Cassidy. During his postgame report, Cassidy suggested that Rask would still be fine to play in Game 6, but Tuesday morning he sounded less certain. "He skated today... we'll see how he feels tomorrow," Cassidy said.
New York Islanders DFS Spin
Semyon Varlamov allowed four goals on 44 shots in Monday's 5-4 Game 5 win over the Boston Bruins. It was a solid night for Varlamov as the Russian goaltender did just enough to keep the Islanders in front in this one and get them over the finish line. Varlamov has now won three of his last four games and might have secured himself as the starter for the remainder of the postseason. The Islanders will have a chance to eliminate the Bruins on Wednesday night in Game 6.
Bruins vs. Islanders Game 6 NHL Prediction
The Islanders are 6-0 in their last six games playing on one day of rest, are 6-2 in their last eight games overall and are 5-2 in their last seven games as an underdog. The Bruins, meanwhile, are just 1-5 in their last six games in Uniondale, while the home team has cashed in nine of the last 13 meetings between these two teams.
NHL PREDICTION: NEW YORK ISLANDERS +115