Two teams that are just under the line that separates the playoff teams from the others in the Eastern Conference standings will face each other for the second time in three days in UBS Arena in Elmont, NY on March 27, 2022.
- New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 31/3/2022
- Starting time – 7 PM ET
- Venue: UBS Arena, Elmont, NY
New York Islanders Stats & Form
The New York Islanders are 6th in the Metropolitan Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 29-27-9 record.
The Islanders have won 3 of the last 5 games and are coming off a 4-3 road win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Islanders are 8-6-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.1 shots per game.
Brock Nelson has 48 total points for the Islanders, 32 goals and 16 assists. Anders Lee has five goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for New York.
The Islanders are 6-3-1 in the last 10 games, averaging three goals, 5.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
New York Islanders News
Scott Mayfield and Cal Clutterbuck will not play for the Islanders.
Columbus Blue Jackets Stats & Form
The Columbus Blue Jackets are fifth in the Metropolitan Division and ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 32-30-5 record.
They have lost the last 4 games, most recently 4-3 against the Islanders two days ago.
The Blue Jackets are 8-14-0 against the rest of their division. Columbus ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference with 30.2 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.
Patrik Laine has 51 total points while scoring 25 goals and totalling 26 assists for the Blue Jackets. Oliver Bjorkstrand has 10 points over the last 10 games for Columbus.
The Blue Jackets are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 4.5 penalties and nine penalty minutes while allowing 3.9 goals per game with an .880 save percentage.
Columbus Blue Jackets News
Joonas Korpisalo and Zach Werenski will not play against the Islanders.
New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Head-to-Head Stats
The New York Islanders have won 7 of the last 10 games against the Blue Jackets.
Eight of the last 10 games between these two teams have ended under 5.5 goals.
New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds
The Islanders are the favourites to win this one with -119 odds while the Blue Jackets are at 236. The draw is set at 370.
The total goals margin is set at 6 goals with -119 to go over and -111 for under.
Both teams are just under the line that separates the playoff teams from the others but they stand no chance to go above it since they both have double-digit deficits compared to the Washington Capitals who stand in the eighth spot.
This will be a game with not much pressure and high tempo which will lead to over 6 goals in total. The Islanders have played over the total goals margin in 9 of the last 10 games following a win and in 12 of the last 16 games played after one day off. The Blue Jackets have done so in 4 of the last 6 games as road underdogs and in 20 of the last 32 games against teams with a losing record.