9:09 pm
December 18

Islanders @ Coyotes

Who will WIN this matchup?

New York Islanders (15-12-4)

@ Arizona Coyotes (14-16-2)


Starting Goalies:

Robin Lehner (NYI): Confirmed

Darcy Kuemper (ARI): Confirmed


Current odds:

New York Islanders: (+105)

Arizona Coyotes: (-125)


Valtteri Filppula scored his first goal since Nov. 26 on Monday, ending his eight-game point drought. New York’s power play appears to be heating up as the team went 2-for-4 against the Avalanche after converting only two of its 34 opportunities over the previous 13 games. The team could be without a pair of players Tuesday as Brock Nelson (undisclosed), who recorded his 100th career assist Monday, and defenseman Thomas Hickey (upper body) both left the win over Colorado in the second period with injuries and did not return.

Alex Galchenyuk returned to the lineup Sunday after missing three games with a lower-body injury and registered one shot in 13 minutes, 48 seconds of ice time. The 24-year-old former 30-goal scorer has been a disappointment thus far in his first season with Arizona, recording just three tallies and eight assists in 22 contests. Brad Richardson is tied with Keller for first on the team in goals as he has matched the amount he totaled in 92 games over the previous two seasons.

New York allowed 31 shots Monday – only the third time in the last 11 games it yielded 30 or more.

StreakSmarter Pick
New York Islanders