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In a match-up of Eastern Metropolitan rivals, the Columbus Blue Jackets head to the Barclays Center to take on the New York Islanders. The Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a 7-6 win over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. Nick Foligno scored once for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Nick Foligno is in the top five in points for his team this year. It's possible that Scott Harrington was the best player on the ice for the Columbus Blue Jackets with 2 points. Zach Werenski scored in the second period. The Blue Jackets are going to be bringing in a ton of offense to the big apple.
Thomas Greiss is expected to get the call here. He last played on Sunday and put together a 0.936 save percentage. Thomas Greiss has been bad when playing the Columbus Blue Jackets in his last 4 games, posting a 0.883 save percentage.
It looks like Sergei Bobrovsky will get the call in this one. He allowed 2 goals on 37 shots during his latest appearance. It's been a good last 3 games for Sergei Bobrovsky as he has 2 wins and 1 loss with a 1.7 GAA and 0.945 SV%.
Jack Capuano can't be happy with his team's defensive play this season, allowing 33 shots against while generating 30. The New York Islanders are 13-8-5 when playing at home this season. The Columbus Blue Jackets have been masterful when playing on the road with a 14-5-3 record. The New York Islanders have gone 4-9 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The Columbus Blue Jackets have gone 8-3 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. Islanders have gone 5-8 when taking on winning teams.
We are expecting a low scoring game in this one. We will go with the under in this match-up.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
Under 5.5 -106