The Islanders enter this game ranked 8th in the NHL, racking up a record of 33-16-6 this season. The Islanders have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games, coming off two wins in a row. The NY Islanders have a road record of 15-9-2 this season and will look to continue that success here tonight. Our home team is the Nashville Predators are 23rd in the NHL with a record of 26-22-7. The Preds are 11-11-4 this year at home and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games. Either team can win this one and it should be close.
NY Islanders Dominate On the RoadThe Islanders are ranked 22nd in the NHL when it comes to scoring goals on the road. The Isles really need people to step up such as Josh Bailey. Bailey has produced some points, but the Islanders need more from a guy that sees a lot of ice time. New York needs to get more production as a team to see possible playoff success. Luckily players such as Brock nelson have been amazing and will likely continue that trend of scoring and opening up the ice.
The NY Islanders enter this game ranked 4th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when on the road. The Islanders have been an amazing defensive team all season, with all the players really buying into the mentality that defense wins games. Semyon Varmalov has been a great goalie this season and will need to be electric in net to beat the Predators tonight.
Nashville PredatorsNashville is 26th in the NHL in goals allowed per game when at home. Pekka Rinne has been riding the struggle bus this year and the woes will continue unless he starts focusing on his rebounds and not allowing shooters to get wide gaps around the side of the circles.
On the other hand, the offense ranks 3rd in the NHL in goals scored per game when in the music city. Roman Josi is shocking the hockey world, racking up 55 points in 55 games as a defenseman. Josi has been a machine when it comes to creating scoring opportunities and will need to do so here tonight to get the win at home.
- Predators are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
- Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
- Islanders are 15-4 in their last 19 vs. Central.