The New York Islanders (12-3-1) meet the Toronto Maple Leafs (9-6-4) in NHL action at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday evening.
The Islanders had a 2-1 win on home-ice against the Florida Panthers on Saturday, with goals from Mathew Barzal and Scott Mayfield. Thomas Greiss made 37 saves. Barzal has seven goals and 14 points for the Islanders, with Devon Toews providing eight assists.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming into this game on the back of two straight losses, the last of which was on Saturday as they suffered a 5-4 reversal on the road at the Chicago Blackhawks.
Four goals in the first period proved crucial for the Blackhawks, with Toronto’s scoring twice through William Nylander, with power-play goals in the third period coming from John Tavares and Andreas Johnsson. Auston Matthews had four assists, while backup goalie Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 shots.
The Maple Leafs took a season-high 57 shots in the game and outshot Chicago 26-7 in the final period. Matthews has 13 goals and 25 points for the Maple Leafs this season, with Mitch Marner having contributed 14 assists.
New York Islanders vs Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Lines & Predictions
In terms of our NHL predictions, the New York Islanders are in great form ahead of facing the Toronto Maple Leafs, having earned at least a point for 12 straight games, which included a run of 10 straight wins. However, they have perhaps been over-performing, while the opposite could be said of Toronto.
That being the case, we’ll take the Maple Leafs as our tips to win in New York. The Money Line sees the Islanders on offer at -118 (1.85) with 888Sport, with the Maple Leafs at odds of -103.09 (1.97) also at 888Sport.