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Florida Panthers vs. N.Y. Islanders Islanders Prediction,
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and Odds - 11-9-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#59 Florida Panthers
Panthers -110
#60 N.Y. Islanders Islanders
Islanders -110

Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:05pm

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Game Stats

Florida Panthers

7 - 8

36-46
ATS
47-28
O/U
3
PPG
3
OPPG

N.Y. Islanders Islanders

11 - 4

52-38
ATS
30-55
O/U
2
PPG
2
OPPG

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Having snapped a 10-game winning streak, the New York Islanders (2nd in Metropolitan Division) are continuing their current four-game homestand with a clash against the Florida Panthers (4th in Atlantic), who themselves just ended a two-game winning run…

Cats Lose OT To Caps

The Florida Panthers (7-3-5) failed to extend their winning run to a season-best three games after being overcome with a 5-4 overtime count by the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center on Thursday. Frank Vatrano (4 goals, 7 points this year), Brett Connolly (6 goals, 11 points), Aleksander Barkov (3 goals, 19 points) and Evgenii Dadonov (7 goals, 13 points) all lit the lamp for the Cats, who saw 3-1 and 4-3 leads being erased, eventually losing the contest just 17 seconds into the extra session. Florida is still 5-1-2 in its past eight fixtures.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves and has now posted a 6-2-4 tally for the ongoing campaign with a 3.50 GAA and a .878 save percentage. He is 16-8-0 against the New York Islanders historically with a 2.19 GAA and a .927 save percentage. The Panthers, meanwhile, are scoring the 5th highest quantity of goals per game (3.60), while conceding the 7th highest amount on the defensive end (3.53). They are 10th in power play with a 21.7% success rate and 9th in penalty kill with 85.0% efficiency.

Isles See Winning Run End

A 10-game winning run, the second-longest of their franchise history, finally came to an end for the New York Islanders (11-3-1), who were beaten by the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime, dropping a 4-3 decision at Barclays Center on Thursday. Casey Cizikas (2 goals, 5 points this year) opened the scoring just 19 seconds into the contest, with Cal Clutterbuck (2 goals, 5 points) and Adam Pelech (1 goal, 5 points) giving the Isles a 3-0 lead in the second period before the Penguins buried three unanswered goals in the final third, eventually sealing the win at 3:25 of the extra session.

Goalie Semyon Varlamov stopped 35 shots versus Pens, taking his current performance tally to 5-2-1 for the season with a 2.37 GAA and a .924 save percentage. He has recorded an 8-3-1 career total versus Florida with a 2.65 GAA and a .922 save percentage, while Thomas Greiss (6-1-0 on the year with a 2.00 GAA and a .937 save percentage) is 3-2-1 against the Panthers historically with a 2.46 GAA and a .912 save percentage. The Islanders are 15th in most goals scored per game (3.07), top of the league in least goals allowed on average (2.27), 15th in power play (20.0%) and 7th in penalty kill (86.0%).

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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A disappointing showing in the third period, when the Islanders squandered a 3-0 lead by giving up three consecutive snipes against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, was the main reason New York’s second-longest winning run didn’t spread out to 11 straight contests. Expect the team to bounce back while hosting the Panthers, though. Florida has won four of its previous five trips to take on the Isles but has already dropped 16 of its last 23 games versus sides with a winning record. The Islanders, meanwhile, have notched five consecutive domestic victories against teams with a losing road record, going 6-0 in their last six versus the Atlantic Division as well.

Prediction: New York Islanders (-120)

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The very last six meetings between the two sides in New York have ended on the low-scoring side, averaging just 4.33 strikes per fixture. So, don’t expect too many goals in this one either. Six consecutive Saturday games of the Panthers have all lacked in proper scoring, as have the previous four Saturday outings of the Islanders.

Prediction: Under 6

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