Islanders vs Devils Picks and Prediction – 10/2/2023

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Last Updated: 10/01/2023 at 3:30 PM ET

New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils 10/02/23 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 10/2/2023, 11:00 PM UTC
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The New York Islanders visit the New Jersey Devils on Monday in an NHL preseason matchup. New York is 1-3-0 with two points in its first four games of the preseason. The New York Islanders opened their preseason with a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers followed by a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

A second game versus the New York Rangers that was scheduled for this past Friday was postponed due to the weather in the New York/New Jersey area. On Saturday, the Devils defeated the Rangers 5-3. Kaapo Kakko is the leader in goals scored for New York during the preseason with two, while the leader in assists is Jacob Trouba with two. New York has scored nine goals, while allowing 13.

The New Jersey Devils sit at the top of the Metropolitan Division during the preseason with a perfect 4-0-0 record. New Jersey is 1-0-0 at home and 3-0-0 on the road. The Devils have scored 16 goals for an average of 4.00 goals per game while allowing six goals for an average of 1.50 goals against per game. 

New Jersey's four victories thus far in the preseason were against the Montreal Canadians 4-2, the Philadelphia Flyers 6-0 and 3-2 and the New York Rangers 3-2. Tyce Thompson is one of several players for New Jersey that has two goals to lead the club. The leaders in assists during the preseason for New Jersey are Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes with two each. 

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New Jersey is off to a strong start in the preseason with four consecutive victories including one at home and three on the road. The Devils are using a very strong blue line and their goalies are playing excellent as New Jersey is allowing an average of just 1.50 goals per game. Goalie Keith Kinkaid has a goals against average of 0.00 and a 1.000 save percentage, while the second member of strong goalie duo for NJ, Vitek Vanecek, who is the starter for the Devils, has a perfect 0.00 goals against and 1.000 save percentage. Final Score Prediction, New Jersey Devils win 3-0.

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