9:09 pm
December 17

Islanders @ Avalanche

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Islanders (15-12-4)

@ Colorado Avalanche (18-9-6)


Starting Goalies:

Thomas Greiss (NYI): Confirmed

Semyon Varlamov (COL): Unconfirmed


Current odds:

New York Islanders: (+167)

Colorado Avalanche: (-195)


Barzal, who has set up at least one goal in four straight games, set a franchise-rookie record with five assists in New York’s 6-4 win over Colorado on Nov. 5, 2017. Anthony Beauvillier has scored the Islanders’ first goal in three consecutive contests and boasts nine in his last 14 games overall to move within one of captain Anders Lee (11) for the team lead. Josh Bailey has three assists in his last four games overall and scored New York’s lone goal in a 6-1 setback at Colorado on Dec. 31 last season.

Rantanen’s linemates haven’t been too shabby in their own right as Nathan MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog also had banner days versus the Stars to increase their gaudy statistics on the season. MacKinnon scored a goal and set up three others to lift his point total to 52 while Landeskog capped a two-goal performance by netting the winner with 3:20 remaining against the Stars. “I’m fortunate to be part of such a good line that finds different ways to score goals,” said the 26-year-old Landeskog, who is tied with MacKinnon for the team lead in goals (21).

Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov boasts a 3-2-1 record with one shutout and a .929 save percentage in six career appearances versus the Islanders.

StreakSmarter Pick
Colorado Avalanche