NY Islanders vs Florida Panthers
New York Islanders will host Florida Panthers. Except that home ice, I don't see anything on the Islanders' side. So I going with bet on a better team and team who is in much better form and that are Florida Panthers.
Florida is in great run as of late. This team has lost only 4 out of last 16 games. That's why the Panthers are in nice position to secure playoffs. Namely, thud team is currently below the line, on 9th place in the Eastern Conference but they are very close. And if Panthers close the regular season in the same rhythm like they played as of late, then I think there will be no problems for them.
Today's game really is a must win for guests. I mean there are only 9 games left for them and this one is first of the four straight that would be on the road. This is a must win cause in the upcoming days Panthers will have much tougher task in Toronto or in Boston.
NY Islanders are out of playoffs race of course. I said they have only home ice on their side here. But that home ice show only 17-20 record. Plus overall this team has won only 2 out of last 15 games. So even 13 losses while 9 of those have been in regular time. That's too weak. During this 15 games, 7 were here at home and Islanders went 1-6 and all six losses in regular time.
When it comes to H2H, they split the previous two in the season but the most recent one was here in NY and back then Florida easily won 1:4.
Starting goalies : James Reimer is yet to be confirmed on the Panthers' goal. Chris Gibson will start for Islanders. This guy was terrible last time and was replaced after allowing even six goals in only 24 shots against Tampa Bay.
NY Islanders vs Florida Panthers prediction
|Florida||BetVictor||1.73||8||0-3 WON (+5.84 units)|