Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders 3/10/22 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Columbus Blue Jackets will travel on the roads face off against the New York islanders on Thursday for a pop drop time at 7:30 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN plus. The Columbus blue jackets come into this game with a record on the season of 28–26–3, and have lost four out of the last five games coming against Los Angeles, Boston, Pittsburgh, and most recently against Toronto by the score of 5–4. The only victory for Columbus came against New Jersey by the score of 4–3.
New York comes into this game with a record on the season of 21–24–8, and have lost three out of the last five games coming against Colorado, Vancouver and Colorado on the road by the score of 5–3. The only victories for New York came against St. Louis, and on the road against Anaheim by the score of 4–0.
Matthew Barzal is leading in New York in points with 37, and in assists with 25, nine of those coming on the power play and is a -4 on the season. Brock Nelson is the team leader for New York and goals were 21, four of those coming on the power play on 107 shots on goal this season.
Boone Jenner is the team leader for Columbus in points with 44 to go along with the team lead and goals with 23, eight of those goals came on the power play as Boone Jenner has 155 shots on goal this season. Jacob Voracek has 40 assists to lead Columbus in that category, 16 of those assists came on the power play as Jakub Voracek is a -3 this year.
Both teams have struggled in goaltending this season as both goaltenders have a goals against average over 3.474 Columbus. Ilya Sorokin he's playing phenomenal in his rookie year however has a goals against average of 2.38 on the season which is why we see the seatbelt being the over in this match up especially with Matthew Barzal, Anders Lee, and defenseman Zdeno Chára out for New York with injury. Final Score Prediction: Columbus wins but the play is on the over 5–4.