Ducks at Islanders 1/20/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Anaheim Ducks will play the second half of a back-to-back on Sunday when they visit the New York Islanders. The Ducks play the New Jersey Devils on Saturday before facing the Islanders Sunday. Anaheim snapped a 12-game losing skid by beating the Minnesota Wild 3-0. John Gibson stopped all 37 shots he faced, while Rickard Rakell scored 11 seconds after Adam Henrique in the first period.
The Islanders moved into first place in the Metropolitan division on Friday after defeating the Washington Capitals 2-0. Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck each scored in the third period while Thomas Greiss stopped all 19 shots he faced for the shutout. The win was the Islanders’ fourth straight.
Jakob Silfverberg leads the Ducks in goal scoring with 12. Ryan Getzlaf is the leader in assists with 22 and points leader with 32. John Gibson is 16-15-8 in net and has a goal’s against average of 2.68 and save percentage of .921. The Ducks are 30th in goals scored at 2.35 and 16th in goals against at 2.94.
Anders Lee leads the Islanders in goals scored with 18, while Mathew Barzal is the assists leader with 31 and points leader with 44. New York goalie Robin Lehner is 14-7-3 with a 2.11 goals against average and a save percentage of .928. New York is 15th in goals scored at 2.98 and 1stin goals against at 2.47.
The Islanders are on a roll winning 14 of the last 17 overall, 6 of the last 8 at home and each of the last 4 against Western Conference teams. New York with its win on Friday moved into first place in the Metropolitan division. Anaheim won its last time out, but lost 12 straight prior to that win. Final Score Prediction, New York Islanders win 4-1.