New York Islanders at Florida Panthers
|Date & Time||Thursday April 4, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
Florida +105 / NY Islanders -125 / over-under: 6
The New York Islanders take to the road to face the Florida Panthers in Thursday NHL action.
The New York Islanders saw a modest two game winning streak end in a 2-1 loss to visiting Toronto on Monday. Jordan Eberle scored the Islanders only goal on a third period power play. Brock Nelson and Devon Toews assisted for New York and Robin Lehner took the loss with two goals allowed on 36 shots.
Calle Rosen gave the Maple Leafs a 1-0 lead in the second and John Tavares netted #46 for a 2-0 advantage to make the 28 stops of Frederik Andersen a winner.
The Florida Panthers are eyeing a 4thstraight win after downing visiting Washington 5-3 on Monday. Evegeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom and Jakub Vrana scored three straight third period goals for Washington. TJ Oshie assisted twice for the Capitals and Pheonix Copley allowed four goals on 33 shots.
The Panthers received first period goals from Frank Vatrano, Jonathan Huberdeau, Vincent Trocheck and Troy Brouwer with Trocheck netting his second on a third period empty netter. Aleksander Barkov posted three helpers for Florida and Roberto Luongo gave up three goals on 30 shots to get the win.
Islanders are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and Islanders are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and Islanders are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Atlantic.
Panthers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and Panthers are 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win and Panthers are 4-9 in their last 13 games as an underdog.
Islanders are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and over is 18-7-6 in the last 31 meetings in Florida.
For whatever reason this game features plenty of offense at BB&T Center so something on the over…