Islanders vs. Oilers - 2/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (21-27-5) at New York Islanders (26-18-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, SNO
The Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders square off Sunday at the Barclays Center.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a nice road win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 18 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 26 assists and Jordan Eberle has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 74 goals on 900 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 70 goals on 722 shots. Talbot has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The New York Islanders look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Brock Nelson leads New York with 20 goals, John Tavares has 19 assists and Frans Nielsen has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 87.1 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 58 goals on 738 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 47 goals on 648 shots. Halak has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 16-56 in their last 72 games playing on 0 days rest and 14-47 in their last 61 road games. The Islanders are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 in their last 7 Sunday games. The Oilers are 0-8 in the last 8 meetings in New York.
The Oilers don't handle the end of back to backs well, and they've been downright brutal on the road. The Islanders should be able to win their ninth straight game against the Oilers in New York.