Anaheim Ducks at New York Islanders 3/13/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/12/2022 at 11:02 PM ET

The Anaheim Ducks complete a back to back on Sunday when visiting the New York Islanders after playing on the road Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. Anaheim is sixth in the Pacific Division at 27-24-9 with 63 points and 11th in the Western Conference standings, four points behind the eighth place Dallas Stars. Anaheim lost to the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Thursday and have lost two straight.

Troy Terry is the leading goal scorer for Anaheim with 28 and the leader in points with 49, while Ryan Getzlaf is the leader in assists with 28. In goal, John Gibson is 17-17-8 with a goals-against average of 3.00 and save percentage of .907. Anaheim is scoring an average of 2.87 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.12 goals per game. Anaheim’s power play scores 24.6% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 82.8% of the time.

New York looks for its third consecutive victory when hosting Anaheim on Sunday. The Islanders are sixth in the Metropolitan Division at 23-24-8 With 54 points and 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, but 20 points behind eighth place Washington. New York defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Friday for their second consecutive victory and third in the last four.

Brock Nelson is the leading goal scorer for New York with 23, while Mathew Barzal is the leader in assists with 25 and points with 37. In goal, Ilya Sorokin is 19-12-7 with a goals-against average of 2.32 and save percentage of .925. New York is scoring an average of 2.67 goals per game and allowing an average of 2.71 goals per game. New York's power play scores 19.7% of the time and it's penalty-kill unit is successful 83.0% of the time.

Anaheim will be completing a back-to-back and could be a bit slow in their own end of the ice and therefore the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in four of Anaheim's last five played on the road and in four of New York's last six overall. Anaheim is 19th in the NHL in goals against, allowing an average of 3.12 goals per game. The OVER has cashed in eight of the Islanders' last 10 versus an opponent from the Western Conference. Final Score Prediction, New York Islanders win but our best play is OVER 4-3.

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