The New York Islanders head to Ottawa for a matchup with the Senators this evening. Puck-drop is scheduled for 5:30pm EST from Canadian Tire Centre.
The two teams come in heading in opposite directions as the Islanders have a 10-6 record, with wins in eight of their last 10 contests. The Senators on the other hand have a 5-8-1 record and are in last place within their division.
New York has won a bunch of their games due to their offense flying at a high rate. They are averaging 3.31 goals per game and are led by Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, and Mathew Barzal. These players have scored 16 goals and 32 assists to lead the top lines. It has given this team a real boost and makes them dangerous on that side of the ice.
As for Ottawa, their defense has been terrible. Going up against a tough opponent such as the Islanders will be a challenge for this team. They are giving up 3.50 goals per game this season and now need to find a way to slow down the Islanders attack. If they can step it up on defense, their offense may be able to carry them to a huge victory.
Prediction: New York Islanders 5, Ottawa Senators 3