An NHL game day preview between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders.
Boston Bruins Vs New York Islanders – Odds & Trends
By Adrian Reyes
When: 1:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
TV: RSN, NHL Network
Away Record: 18-10-3
New York Islanders
Home Record: 20-7-5
Boston Bruins Vs New York Islanders Game Day Preview
It’s a match-up that could have big playoff implications as the Boston Bruins visit New York to face off against the Islanders. The Bruins come in as the best team in the NHL. As for the Islanders, they are trying to hold onto their playoff hopes. Several NHL teams breathing down their neck for their playoff spot. The Islanders desperately need a win after losing their last 2 games which let multiple teams creep up towards them in the standings.
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The Boston Bruins come into this game as the best team in the NHL, winning 7 out of their last 10 games. Although they have lost 2 games recently, each by 3 or more goals, the Bruins are still THE force to be reckoned with in the NHL. The Bruins enter this match up against the Islanders 6th in scoring and 1st in goals allowed in the league. The Bruins have allowed 1 goal in 4 out of their last 6 wins. Boston has held New York to an average of 29 shots in the last 2 meetings between the teams while shooting an average of 31 shots in those same games.
RW David Pastrnak and LW Brad Marchand have been the stars for the Bruins this year. Both men are in the top 10 in points in the league with Pastrnak being 2nd and Marchand coming at 6th. They are the only team besides Edmonton to boast 2 players in that category. Pastrnak also leads the entire league in goals scored with 46.
New York Islanders
The Islanders have a lot to stress about for the remainder of the season. After losing their last 2 games, only 4 points separate the 6th place Islanders with the 10th place New York Rangers and all the teams in between them. 4 out of the last 5 losses for the Islanders have been heart breakers as they lost each of those 4 by 1 goal. The Isles tend to stay in most of their games but one mistake always lead to their undoing. The Isles are middle of the pack when it comes to scoring but when it comes to not allowing goals, the Islanders rank near the top at 3rd in the league.
The Isles top scorer on the season is LW Brock Nelson but his 23 goals only rank 37th in the league. Not having many scorers but having a great defense is the reason the UNDER has hit in most of the Islanders last several games. The only game to go OVER since February 11th was their February 27th matchup against the New York Rangers that ended 4-3 in favor of the Rangers.
Bruins & Islanders Facts
1. Bruins and Islanders have split their last 2 meetings, each winning 3-2.
2. The Boston Bruins have won 8 out of the last 10 match ups against the Islanders.
3. Boston scored a power play goal in their last 2 meetings with the Islanders.
4. The Total Score has gone UNDER in 7 of the last 8 games for the Islanders.
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Game Pick – Bruins 3 Islanders 1
10 PT Pick: Boston Bruins Will Win By OVER 1.5 Goals
9 PT Pick: Total Goals UNDER 6.5
8 PT Pick: Boston Bruins OVER 0.5 Power Play Goals