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New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets 2/26/2023 Predictions, Picks and Previews

New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets 2/26/2023 Predictions, Picks and Previews

The New York Islanders will go against the Winnipeg Jets in NHL action in Canada Life Centre, CAN, on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 3:30 PM ET. Despite averaging only 2.89 goals per game and only four goals in their past two matches, the Islanders’ offense is having a strong season. The top two lines are paced by Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, and Zach Parise, who combined for 63 goals and 63 assists, but the rest of the offense underperformed. The top-heavy offense can be limited by opponents because just five active skaters have nine goals or more.

Despite the offense’s struggles, the defense improved, surrendering only 2.74 goals per game overall and just six in the last three contests. Adam Pelech, Alexander Romanov, and Sebastian Aho contributed a total of 8.3 defensive point shares to the team’s depth. Goalie Ilya Sorokin is also having a fantastic season with a.924 save percentage, a 2.41 goals-against average on 1368 shots, and 25.3 more goals saved than usual.

  • The NY Islanders are 6-0 SU in their last 6 matches against Winnipeg.
  • The NY Islanders are 2-7 SU in their last 9 matches on the road.
  • The NY Islanders are 8-1 SU in their last 9 matches on the road against Winnipeg.

New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets 2/26/2023 Predictions, Picks and Previews

The Jets‘ attack stepped up this season, scoring 3.07 goals per game, and the team is having a fantastic year. The top two lines, Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Mark Scheifele, combined for 84 goals and 89 assists, but the rest of the attack also contributed. Defensemen Josh Morrissey and Neal Pionk contributed 19 goals and 65 assists from the point while Adam Lowry, Blake Wheeler, and Nikolaj Ehlers scored 27 goals and 63 assists collectively.

The Jets’ defense, which only allows 2.63 goals per game, powered the team despite their excellent attack. While Neal Pionk, Dylan DeMelo, and Nate Schmidt collaborated for 9.3 defensive point shares to give the team depth, Josh Morrissey and Brenden Dillon contributed 7.6 defensive point shares and 173 blocked shots. Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was also outstanding with a.923 save percentage, a 2.46 goals-against average, and 25.3 goals saved over average on 1420 shots.

  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Winnipeg’s previous 11 meetings.
  • The Winnipeg Jets are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 5 matches against the NY Islanders.

New York Islanders vs Winnipeg Jets. The NHL pick for this game is the Winnipeg Jets. This will be a fantastic match between two clubs that are motivated to advance in their divisions. The Jets want to control this game at home as the Islanders try to pull off the unexpected. With Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and the rest of the forward group maintaining a strong offensive zone presence and generating open shots with swift puck movement, the Jets, who average 3.07 goals per game, should frequently find the back of the net. Josh Morrissey, Brenden Dillon, and the rest of the Jets’ defense should limit the Islanders’ offense, which is only scoring 2.89 goals per game on average, by forcing turnovers on the offensive side and preventing shots on goal. This will give goaltender Connor Hellebuyck plenty of opportunities to make crucial saves. With a much-needed comeback performance on home ice, the Jets ought to prevail. The Winnipeg Jets will win to a predicted score of 5-2.

NHL Starting Time: 3:30 PM ET

Location: Canada Life Centre, CAN

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023


NHL Odds: New York Islanders -242

NHL Totals: 5.

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