Ron's NHL Playoffs Thursday Slapper
New York Islanders (41-25-10) at Washington Capitals (43-23-10)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8:00 pm
The Washington Capitals face the New York Islanders in Game 5 of their series.
The Islanders have been the far better team for the majority of this series, and I think that in Game 5 the Isles will play a full 60 minutes to find a series win. In Game 4, the Islanders jumped out to a 2-0 lead but could not keep that same intensity for the remainder of the game. Barry Trotz will not allow that to happen again, and I see the Islanders playing with a lot more urgency and energy in Game 5 of this series, as they do not want to play a Game 6. Take the Islanders as the dog in this one.