In a matchup between two teams that have a lot to prove, the New York Islanders are hosting the Washington Capitals in UBS Arena in Elmont, NY on January 15, 2022.
- New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 15/1/2022
- Starting time – 2 PM ET
- Venue: UBS Arena, Elmont, NY
New York Islanders Stats & Form
The New York Islanders are having a difficult season. Playing the first month of the season on the road as their new arena was still in construction, has taken its toll. Barry Trotz’s team is currently eighth in the Metropolitan Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference with an 11-12-6 record but has played at least six games less than all the other teams in the conference.
The Islanders have played only three games in the past three weeks and have won all of them. Most recently, the Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2.
Mathew Barzal scored with less than five minutes left in the third period to push the Islanders over the Devils. Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech also scored and Zach Parise added two assists for NY.
The Islanders are 6-9-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York is the last-ranked team in the league averaging only 3.7 assists per game. Mathew Barzal leads them with 15 total assists.
Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 10 goals and has 13 points. Anders Lee has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.
New York Islanders News
Sebastian Aho is the only player who is not available for the islanders tonight.
Washington Capitals Stats & Form
The Washington Capitals were on top of the Eastern Conference just ten days ago but with losing four straight games now they are sixth with a 20-8-9 record. They are visiting New York after a 7-3 home loss to the Boston Bruins.
Sheary scored twice in the first 12:32 to stake Washington to a 2-0 lead, and Alex Ovechkin assisted on T.J. Oshie’s goal late in the second that cut the deficit to 6-3. Ovechkin’s 52nd point of the season put him one back of Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl for the league lead.
The Capitals are 13-5-4 in Eastern Conference play. Washington has scored 123 goals and ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference averaging 3.3 goals per game. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 24.
Nick Jensen leads the Capitals with a plus-19 in 35 games this season. Ovechkin has 9 points over the last 10 games for Washington.
Washington Capitals News
Dmitry Orlov and Carl Hagelin are out for the Capitals.
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Head-to-Head Stats
The Washington Capitals have won seven of the last ten against the Islanders including the last three.
Three of the last five games between these two have finished with no more than one goal scored.
New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals Betting Odds
The odds on this game are pretty close with the Capitols being slight favorites with odds to win at 117 while the Islanders are at 175. The draw is set at 336.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -108 to go over and -115 for under.
Both teams are having totally different stretches as the Islanders have won their last three while the Caps have lost four straight. Things will turn around tonight as the Capitals will continue their successful run over the Islanders. Ovechkin is playing like in his prime and there is no way New York will have a chance to respond to that especially with Sebastian Aho being out.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): 175 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Draw): 336 by 22bet
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 117 by 22bet
- Expert betting tip: Washington Capitals to win (117 by 22bet)