Jets at Islanders 10/6/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 10/05/2019 at 11:11 PM ET

Jets at Islanders 10/6/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Winnipeg Jets look for a second straight victory on Sunday when they visit the New York Islanders. The Jets improved to 1-1 on the season following a 5-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils in a game Winnipeg rallied from a 4-0 deficit to win in a shootout. The Jets used three third period goals to tie the game and send it to overtime. Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor scored in the shootout for the Jets.

New York lost its opening game of the season 2-1 to the Washington Capitals on Friday. The only goal scored by New York was off the stick of Devon Toews. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots in his debut with the Islanders. The Islanders pulled Varlamov with about one minute remaining for an extra skater but were unable to score a tying goal.

The Jets are averaging 4.00 goals per game while allowing an average of 5.00. Blake Wheeler leads Winnipeg in goals scored with two, while Nikolaj Ehlers is the team leader in assists with four and points with four. In net, Connor Hellebuyck is 0-1-0 with 5.07 goals against and .839 saves percentage. 

The Islanders are averaging 1.00 goals per game, while allowing an average of 2.00 per game. The only goal scored after one game for the Islanders was by Devon Toews. Leo Komarov and Anthony Beauvillier each have one assist for New York. In net, Semyon Varlamov is 0-1-0 with goals against of 2.04 and .929 save percentage. 

The visiting team (Jets) has won 10 of the last 13 meetings between the two. Winnipeg has won 47 of its last 70 versus an opponent with a losing record. The Islanders have lost each of the last 5 and each of the last 4 after allowing 2 or fewer goals in the previous game. The Islanders were not able to pressure the goaltender on a regular basis in their season opener against Washington in which they scored just one goal. Final Score Prediction, Winnipeg Jets win 4-2.

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