The Islanders went down to a third straight defeat on Saturday evening, when they were beaten 4-0 on home-ice by the current league-best Boston Bruins. Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves for the Islanders.
The Islanders are averaging 2.78 Goals per Game (GPG), while they are allowing 2.70 (GA). Brock Nelson has 23 goals for New York, while Mathew Barzal has 56 points and has recorded 38 assists. They are 20-8-5 on home-ice this season.
Phillip Danault, Max Domi and Brendan Gallagher scored in regulation for the Canadiens, with Jeff Petry scoring the decisive goal 52 seconds into overtime. Charlie Lindgren made 27 saves.
The Canadiens are averaging 2.97 GPG, while they are allowing 3.07 (GA). Tomas Tatar continues to lead the way for Montreal with regards to goals, points and assists, with 22, 61 and 39 respectively. They are 16-12-3 on the road this season.
New York Islanders vs Montreal Canadiens NHL Betting Lines & Prediction
The Islanders are currently on a poor run of results, although they are fairly solid on home-ice. However, the Habs are fairly strong on the road this season and might just be worth backing here on the back of a good result last time out. We’ll take Montreal as the tips in our predictions here.