Columbus Blue Jackets (24-26-3) at New York Islanders (36-18-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday February 14, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Islanders -220 / Columbus Blue Jackets +197 --- Over/Under: 5.5
The Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders meet Saturday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have split their last 10 games and begin a five-game road trip. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have zero power play goals in their last four games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with 21 goals, Ryan Johansen has 30 assists and Scott Hartnell has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 91 goals on 1044 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has given up 54 goals on 619 shots.
The New York Islanders hope to keep things going with wins in four of their last five games. The Islanders are averaging three goals per game and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The New York Islanders have two power play goals in their last four games and have won six straight when scoring at least three goals overall. John Tavares leads New York with 24 goals, Kyle Okposo has 30 assists and Anders Lee has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Islanders are allowing 2.8 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last nine games. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 98 goals on 1,114 shots faced and Chad Johnson has given up 45 goals on 354 shots.
The Blue Jackets are 64-143 in their last 207 vs. a team with a winning record. The Islanders are 26-9 in their last 35 vs. a team with a losing record and 22-8 in their last 30 home games. The Blue Jackets are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the home team is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings.
The Islanders have been nearly unbeatable on their home ice and are catching the Blue Jackets on the end of a back-to-back. Give me New York by two goals to give the wage more value.