New Jersey vs New York Islanders: prediction for the NHL preseason match
New Jersey Devils
The New Jersey Devils looked good in almost all of their preseason games. The game against the Islanders will be their last before the start of the regular season. Obviously, the Devils want to get a win and enter the new season in great spirits. Recently the Devils defeated Washington at home with a score of 4:1. However, in the previous game, they were crushed by the Rangers (2:6). Jonathan Bernier, who was replacing MacKenzie Blackwood in the goalbox, made several mistakes and stopped only 26 out of 32 shots.
New York Islanders
The New York Islanders have delivered quality hockey in the preseason matches. They lost only once, against New Jersey in overtime, and were victorious in the rest of their games. The Devils usually sit back on the defensive, but Barry Trotz's men are familiar with such a style of play. In the last game, the Islanders defeated Philadelphia with a score of 3:0. Cory Schneider had a great game and saved 24 shots.
The Islanders conceded under 3 goals in the last games.
In 3 games out of 4, the Islanders scored in the third period.
In our opinion, the Islanders should get revenge for their recent defeat at New Jersey. The Islanders approach the game in an optimal lineup, which makes them look stronger than the Devils. Barry Trotz's charges also are reliable in defense, so we suggest betting on their victory.
Our prediction - the Islanders to win
Prediction: Islanders to win
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The teams didn't score a lot in their previous encounters. Considering the defensive style of the Devils and the reliability of the Islanders, we suggest playing the total under.
Second wager - total under 6 goals
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