New York Islanders is going to host San Jose Sharks in the upcoming round of the NHL Championship. Will the Islanders take advantage of the exhaustion of their opponents? Or will the Sharks be able to compete with them? – Take an insight in our prediction.

Sharks vs Islanders Score Prediction: 2 : 3

MoneyLine Pick Over Under Pick
New York Will Win Under 5.5 Game Totals
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San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks team is based on the 13th line in the standings of the Western Conference. At the moment it has a series of three defeats. This indicates that the Sharks are in bad shape. Let’s start with the fact that they have a full infirmary, missing almost all the first line. Due to this, the attack line has weakened, the realization of scoring chances has deteriorated. In extreme confrontations, Bob Boehner’s wards can’t throw more than three pucks. That’s why they have changed the model of their game for defensive hockey.

San Jose Sharks has already lost two games in a row in the main time. But in the away matches the sharks feel like they are at ease – in the last five games they have won four wins, having scored three pucks or more in three games.

San Jose won two away matches and then lost two games, with one of them on its court against Florida (3-5). In the previous meeting, the Sharks failed to New Jersey, scoring one goal to Devils (1-2).

New York Islanders

The Islanders were finally able to interrupt a series of four defeats against Detroit on their ice, defeating the League’s main underdog 4-1. New York had a hat-trick by Jordan Eberle in that match, while Semyon Varlamov reflected 21 shots.

However, it is not known for sure what is going on with the Islanders, because in the matches before that his charges did not look good, especially in attack.

The Islanders had four away matches in a row, and they failed all four games, losing them in the main time. The team, as if they’d been substituted, absolutely stopped playing in defense, and the offense showed absolutely nothing – only two pucks were scored in four games.

Betting Tips Statistic

  • The previous three matches between the teams were played with a total of under 5.5
  • The Islanders won the last two home games against the Sharks.
  • San Jose lost two games in a row.

Injuries reports

  • San Jose Sharks: L. Couture, E. Karlsson, D. Prout, T. Hertl, M. Karlsson (?)
  • New York Islanders: C. Clutterbuck, D. Brassard (?), C. Cizikas, A. Pelech

Sharks vs Islanders Prediction

New York Aidenders is a defensive club, it has a weak realization of scoring chances even at home. San Jose Sharks, who also play without key scorers, respectively, can not score many goals. Based on this, I think that we will have a tough and defensive game.

It makes sense to bet on the victory of Islanderss in the main time. Barry Trotz’s players are weak on the road, but on the home ice they do their best. Another important factor in their favor is their high tournament position. They’ve lost too many points in recent games, so they can be forced out of the playoff zone at any moment.

Our prediction: New York Islanders will win.

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At what time are the teams to play?
The game time is February 23, 2020, 5:00 PM ET

Where to watch the game?
MSG+, NBCS-California

What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
San Jose is the 13th team in the Western Conference and New York is the 6th team in the Eastern Conference

How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Sharks have 26 wins and 31 losses. The Islanders have 34 wins and 20 losses