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The New York Islanders travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. It's possible that Cam Atkinson was the best player on the ice for the Columbus Blue Jackets with 2 points. Cam Atkinson is in the top five in points for his team this year. Brandon Dubinsky scored once for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Brandon Dubinsky is currently in the top bunch for his team offensively. It was a multi-point game for Lukas Sedlak who picked up 2 points. Sam Gagner had a very offensively productive game with 1 goals and 1 assists. The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing in a back-to-back in this one.
It looks like Sergei Bobrovsky will get the call in this one. Over 21 appearances, he has delivered a 2.03 GAA and 0.93 SV% this season. He last played on Friday and put together a 0.97 save percentage. Sergei Bobrovsky has a 1.34 GAA in his last 3 games.
Jaroslav Halak will man the pipes for the New York Islanders in this one. Over 17 appearances, he has delivered a 2.88 GAA and 0.912 SV% this season. His team gave him a heavy workload in his last game, allowing 2 goals on 38 shots. It's been a good last 10 games for Jaroslav Halak as he has 3 wins and 3 losses with a 3.14 GAA and 0.905 SV%.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have been excellent at home, posting a 9-3-1 record. The New York Islanders have gone 2-6-1 on the road. The Columbus Blue Jackets have gone 3-0 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New York Islanders have gone 3-5 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The Columbus Blue Jackets are 6-5 when playing a team with a winning record.
Playing on the road is always tough, but we like the chances that the New York Islanders have with this match-up. We will side with the New York Islanders in this one. This pick carries a 3.1% edge for us.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
New York Islanders 144