Oilers at Islanders 10/8/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
The Edmonton Oilers look for a third straight victory to start the season when they visit the New York Islanders on Tuesday. The Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-5 on Saturday. Edmonton scored three goals in the third period to grab the 1-goal win. James Neal scored two goals while Connor McDavid scored one goal and assisted on three others. Also scoring for the Oilers were Darnell Nurse, Joakim Nygard, and Zack Kassian.
New York leveled its record at 1-1 on the season with a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Josh Bailey, Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored goals in the second period and goalie Thomas Greiss stopped 35 shots in net. Devon Toews and Anthony Beauvillier each notched assists for the Islanders.
Connor McDavid leads the Oilers in goals scored with two and is tied for the lead in points at five with Leon Draisaitl. The leader in assists is Draisaitl with four. In net, Mike Smith is 2-0-0 with goals against of 3.50 and saves percentage of .892.
Anthony Beauvillier is tied with four others for the lead in goals scored for the Islanders with one. Beauvillier leads in assists with two and in points with three. Devon Toews, Leo Komarov and Josh Bailey each have two points. Semyon Varlamov is 0-1-0 with goals against of 2.04 and saves percentage of .929.
Edmonton has lost 10 of its last 12 on New York’s home ice and 18 of its last 22 overall on the road. When labeled the road dog, the Oilers have lost 12 of the last 15. The Islanders have won 5 of the last 7 overall against Edmonton and 16 of its last 21 versus an opponent from the Western Conference. Final Score Prediction, New York Islanders win 5-3