Stars vs. Islanders - 3/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (38-22-9) at Dallas Stars (42-21-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars / New York Islanders --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, FSSW
The New York Islanders and Dallas Stars square off Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The New York Islanders look for another win after winning 12 of their last 19 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 26 goals, Brock Nelson has 12 assists and Kyle Okposo has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 80 goals on 984 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 70 goals on 964 shots. Halak has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Dallas Stars could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 36 goals, Tyler Seguin has 40 assists and Jason Spezza has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Antti Niemi has allowed 111 goals on 1,124 shots faced and Kari Lehtonen has given up 94 goals on 957 shots. Niemi has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
The Islanders are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 20-41 in their last 61 Saturday games. The Stars are 2-6 in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 29-14 in their last 43 vs. Eastern Conference. The Islanders are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Stars have fallen off a cliff since being one of the top teams in hockey, and they've been a tough back overall the last few weeks. Meanwhile, the Islanders continue to win at a consistent percentage and have beaten the Stars in four of the last five games. Give me the road team.