The New York Islanders continue their West Coast trip as they face the Anaheim Ducks tonight from Honda Center in Orange County, California. Puck-drop between the two teams is scheduled for 10:00 p.m. EST.
The Islanders are looking to bounce back from their 5-2 loss last night at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings. This is a team that is fighting for a potnetial playoff spot so every game is crucial for them. They come in with a record of 34-27-8 on the season and they have lost two straight entering tonight. As they face off against the lowly Ducks tonight, the Islanders know that they need to pick up both points in this matchup. On offense, they have averaged 2.88 goals while their defense is giving up 2.68 goals per game. Both sides will need to step up tonight against Anaheim.
Speaking of the Ducks, they have been playing much better hockey of late. They have gone 5-2-3 over their last 10 games and are seeming to finally be putting some things together. It has been a struggle for the Ducks all season on both sides of the ice. The Ducks have averaged 2.52 goals while their defense is giving up 4.0 goals per game to opponents. If the Ducks want to keep their strong play alive, they will need a total team effort once again. Goalie John Gibson has been playing well of late and is showing that he can still be a productive member of the squad.
Prediction: New York Islanders 3, Anaheim Ducks 2
I like the Islanders to get back on track tonight and break their mini losing streak. They grab a huge game here and bring home the road win.
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Spread – New York Islanders -1.5 (+140) / Anaheim Ducks +1.5 (-165)
Moneyline – New York Islanders -190 / Anaheim Ducks +160
Total – 5.5 – Over (-125) / Under (+105)
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