Colorado Avalanche Roll Into in New York to Face the Islanders
The Colorado Avalanche will head to the brand new UBS Arena on Monday evening to take on the New York Islanders in a non-conference affair. Colorado has won four of its previous five games while the opposite can be said about New York.
The Avalanche are currently leading the Central Division (40-11-4, 84 points) while the Islanders are sixth in the Metropolitan Division (20-23-8, 48 points) this season.
This will be the second and final matchup between these franchises this season as the Colorado Avalanche defended home ice against the New York Islanders on Tuesday evening 5-3. Let’s see if the Islanders can split the two games or if the Avalanche can keep the wins coming.
Game Preview: Colorado Avalanche at New York Islanders
The Colorado Avalanche have been one of the best offensive teams in the sport as they are scoring 3.93 goals on 35.2 shot attempts this season. A major reason why they have been so solid has been the play of center Nazem Kadri, who is tied for fourth in the NHL in both points and assists, with 68 points (22 goals, 46 assists) with four points in his previous four games.
Compare that to the opposite side of things as the New York Islanders are averaging 2.55 goals on 29.3 shot attempts so far. Center Mathew Barzal has been leading the way as he has scored 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) and has recorded six points in his previous five games.
On the defensive side of things, the Avalanche are allowing 2.80 goals on 31 shot attempts this season while the Islanders are giving up 2.77 goals on 31.5 shots. Goalie Darcy Kuemper has been doing well for Colorado as he is 27-6-2 with a 91.9 save percentage and 2.47 goals allowed this year. Ilya Sorokin has a 17-12-7 record with 2.42 goals given up with a 92.2 save percentage so far.
Colorado Avalanche at New York Islanders Betting Prediction
These offenses are showing a huge divide as Colorado is averaging four goals in their last five games while New York is scoring three goals in their previous four games. The offense is going to be the biggest difference as Colorado is dominating in that department.
The Avalanche are an incredible 17-8-2 on the road while the Islanders are sitting at a brutal 10-11-4 inside of the UBS Arena. The Avalanche are 28-27 ATS so far while the Islanders are a brutal 20-31 ATS this season right now so go with the Colorado Avalanche to cover the puck line on the road in this game.
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