Florida Panthers vs. New York Islanders - 11/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (11-8-3) at Florida Panthers (8-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / New York Islanders --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSFL
The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers meet Friday night at the BB&T Center.
The New York Islanders look for a nice road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 10 goals, Kyle Okposo has 14 assists and Frans Nielsen has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 23 goals on 291 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 22 goals on 300 shots. Halak has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Florida Panthers need this victory as they’ve lost seven of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Jaromir Jagr leads Florida with eight goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 11 assists and Nick Bjugstad has 51 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 76.5 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 42 goals on 540 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 10 goals on 125 shots. Al Montoya is questionable with an upper-body injury.
The Islanders are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-16 in their last 21 vs. Atlantic. The Panthers are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 7-2 in their last 9 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Islanders are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Florida.
The Panthers are well rested and play their best hockey on their home ice. With the Islanders being inconsistent and having little success in Florida, I'm going to side with the Panthers at home.