The NHL is back in action today as the Columbus Blue Jackets will clash with the New York Islanders. This is their second meeting of the season, and the Islanders beat the Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime as -105 road dogs back in October.
Columbus Blue Jackets Form
The Blue Jackets have struggled recently. Moreover, they have lost 2 of their last 3 NHL games. However, they managed to get a surprising win against the Penguins at home with a score of 5-2. Also, the team was unlucky to get something in their game against the Flyers as they blew a 2-1 lead.
Joonas Korpisalo is their first choice this season between the pipes. His current record is at 2.88 GAA and a .901 save percentage along with one shutout.
On the offensive side of the game, the Blue Jackets score an average of 2.54 goals per game.
On the defensive side of the game, Columbus concedes an average of 3.13 goals per game.
New York Islanders Form
The Islanders are also struggling at the moment. Moreover, their West Coast tour did not go as planned as they lost all 3 games. Furthermore, they were only able to score 2 goals during those games. The lost 2-1 in overtime in the game against San Jose. Also, they were demolished by the Ducks with a score of 3-0. And finally, their bad run final came against Los Angeles Kings as they were defeated with a score of 4-1.
On the offensive side of the game, the Islanders score an average of 2.91 goals per game which is enough for the 16th spot in the league in scoring.
On the defensive side of the game, the Islanders concede 3.12 goals per game so far this season.
The Islanders are in a bad form and it seems that there is no end of their struggles. On the other side, the Blue Jackets came out with a valuable win in the game against the Penguins. The winning momentum is on their side and I expect another win for them in this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders 11/30/2019 is: take the Columbus Blue Jackets (Moneyline)
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