The New York Islanders visit the TD Garden in Boston Saturday where they take on the Bruins. The Islanders haven’t had much luck versus the Bruins over the past 5 or so seasons winning just 8 of the last 18 meetings overall but they have actually won the last 3 meetings played in Boston.
Heads to Head Trends
Islanders are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings.
Islanders are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston.
Boston Bruins (-126)
The Boston Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division with 61 points 10 points back of the 1st place Tampa Bay Lightning. The Bruins have had their struggles at times this season but they have been playing much better over the past month winning 8 of their last 11 games and even when they weren’t winning they were still playing pretty good it’s just they were having problems winning in overtime. The Bruins play good at home where they are 16-11 on the season and average 2.7 goals per game on offense while allowing just 2.1 goals per game on defense.
Boston Bruins Trends
Bruins are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
Bruins are 21-7 in their last 28 Saturday games.
New York Islanders (+106)
The New York Islanders are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division with 67 points just 1 point behind the 1st place Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders are probably the surprise team of the season as they are battling for 1st place in the Metropolitan Division after finishing last last season but I do wonder if they can maintain it for the rest of the season. I think they have been a little lucky so far this season they have not lost an overtime game all season and have lost just 1 game that went to a shootout so I think they might be due to start losing a few of those games. The Islanders don’t have the best defense in thew world allowing 2.8 goals per game but they are one of the highest scoring teams in the league so that makes up for a lot.
New York Islanders Trends
Islanders are 27-13 in their last 40 overall.
Islanders are 12-25 in their last 37 Saturday games.
I’m going to continue riding the Boston Bruins and take them over the Islanders in this one today. The Bruins have been playing much better of late and I see that continuing for probably the rest of the season and I can also see the Islanders running into a bit of a rough stretch sometime over the last month or so of the season.
Free Pick: Boston Bruins -126