Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders - 12/12/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (16-8-5) at Columbus Blue Jackets (11-17-2)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +122 / New York Islanders -135 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Islanders pay a visit to Nationwide Arena to take the ice with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The New York Islanders squandered a 3-1 lead before regrouping for a 4-3, shootout victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night. The only goal of the SO belonged to Kyle Okposo while Frans Nielsen tallied twice and Brock Nelson scored in regulation. Nick Leddy added two assists and Jaroslav Halak picked up the win with 43 stops before stoning the Flyers in the shootout. Ryan White, Claude Giroux and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare found the back of the net for the Flyers but Steve Mason was pulled after allowing three goals on ten shots with Michal Neuvirth coming on to stop all 16 shots he faced.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets will be looking to get back in the win column after getting outscored 6-4 by the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on Thursday. The Jets set the tone with three first period tallies as defense was optional for both squads. Matieu Perreault led the Jets attack with a goal and three assists with Dustin Byfuglien scoring and logging a pair of helpers. Adam Lowry, Mark Scheifele, Drew Stafford and Blake Wheeler also scored to make a winner of Connor Hellebuyck who allowed four goals on 29 shots. Cam Atkinson scored twice with Boone Jenner and Scott Hartnell also scoring but Curtis McEhinney was charged with five goals on 34 shots.
The under is 2-0-2 in Islanders last 4 Saturday games and the Islanders are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Metropolitan while the under is 7-1-1 in Islanders last 9 vs. Metropolitan. The under is 4-0-1 in Blue Jackets last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and is 6-0-1 in Blue Jackets last 7 vs. Metropolitan while the Blue Jackets are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Metropolitan. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the Islanders are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Columbus while the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Columbus. Perhaps the over here but I’ll know more when goalies are confirmed…