Islanders vs. Ducks Picks
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Ducks are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Islanders are a +110 underdog and the over-under is set at 5.5.
New York is 1-1-1 on the season after a 3-2 home shootout loss Monday against the Blues. Anaheim comes in at 1-1-1 as well following a 2-0 home loss to the Flames on Monday. The Islanders won both meetings last year by 3-2 finals, once in overtime and the other in a shootout.
In Monday's game, Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored the goals for New York. Jason Chimera, Jordan Eberle, Thomas Hickey and Brock Nelson had one assist each. Thomas Greiss made 33 saves in the loss.
Anaheim's John Gibson made 27 saves on 29 shots in Monday's defeat.
The Islanders narrowly missed the postseason last year and winning tough road games across the country is one way to help clinch a spot. New York has the most talented player on either roster in John Tavares and look for him to shine and lead the visitors to victory.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK ISLANDERS +110