Friday's NHL Prediction
The New York Islanders look to continue to push their strong start on Friday night as they host the Montreal Canadiens.
The Islanders are 4-3-2 on the season for 10 points, putting them 1 point behind Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Division. The Islanders have scored 29 goals and allowed 28 through nine games.
Montreal is 6-2-1 on the year for 13 points, putting them 2 points ahead of Toronto in the Northeast Division. The Canadiens have scored 25 goals and allowed 21 through nine games.
Here is a look at the trends and my pick for Friday’s game.
Montreal Canadiens at New York Islanders, 7PM ET
Trends favor Montreal to win this game as the Canadiens are 5-1 in their last six games in New York against the Islanders and they are 5-0 in their last six games while playing on one day of rest.
The Islanders are just 1-4 in their last five games on Friday and 1-6 in their last seven after allowing five goals or more in their previous contest.