Stadium: UBS Arena (New York).
Prediction for the NHL NY Islanders vs San Jose Sharks match, which will take place on October 19. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The Islanders last season was called one of the leading contenders for the Stanley Cup. Everyone remembers how it all ended for the Islanders, so now they are eager to rush into action. The debut meeting for NY was not good. Still, their opponent was also powerful, so the defeat by Florida was not a sensation - 1:3. In the next game, however, the Oranges tormented poor Anaheim - 7:1. The third pair of defenders Scott Mayfield and Robin Salo, who score as often as the New Year comes, managed to make a double.
Not even two weeks into the regular season, it is in danger of becoming a formality for San Jose. Already in the offseason, the Sharks' probability of making the playoffs was a paltry percentage and in the debut they have only confirmed that opinion. David Quinn's team lost to Nashville in their two games in Prague, 1:4 and 2:3. After that, the Californians returned home and fell at home to Carolina and even Chicago 1:2 and 2:5, respectively. Zero points in four games is an extremely disappointing result even for a league underdog.
Expert Betting Tips
For San Jose this season began almost a week earlier than for Islanders, so the practice could help them, but even this advantage does not allow to gain points. In four games, the Californians have lost each time in regulation time. Obviously, David Quinn's team is out of shape, which the experienced Islanders should take advantage of, especially at home.
The Islanders vs San Jose rarely spoils us with bright and productive matches. In their last six head-to-head encounters, the opponents have scored 24 goals (4.00 average). Now we shouldn't expect anything different from their opponents, as the New York team plays pragmatically after the change of the head coach, while the Californians lack the resources for open hockey.
Mathew Barzal is one of the key players for the current Islanders, as evidenced by his newly-issued contract. The Canadian has faithfully served the Islanders his entire professional career and has shown a consistently high level of play every year. Last year he scored 59 points (15 goals + 44 assists) in 73 games in the regular season and he has three assists this season.
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