2019-20 NHL – Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders taking place? Saturday 22nd February, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders taking place? Nassau Coliseum, New York

What channel is Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Detroit Red Wings @ New York Islanders? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Detroit Red Wings 2 – 8 New York Islanders

THE TEAM NEWS

DETROIT RED WINGS

  • The Red Wings are coming off a surprising 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens and that result snapped a four-game losing streak for them. Having won just three of their last 10 outings, Detroit currently sit dead last in the standings with 34 points out of 62 games and they are the league’s worst team by a wide margin.
  • Detroit will feature several absentees ahead of this contest. Danny DeKeyser, Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen, Filip Hronek and Filip Zadina have all been ruled out of this game due to numerous injuries.
  • It’s hard to see any Detroit player standing out due to their poor form, but we’ll go with Andreas Athanasiou. The Red Wings' forward has 24 points in 45 games this year and only has 10 goals this season, but five of those have come in the last six games.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

  • The Islanders arrive to this game riding their worst stretch of form of the season since they have lost each of their past four contests, including a 3-1 defeat to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. That said, they remain in the playoff zone, sixth in the Eastern Conference standings with 72 points.
  • Derick Brassard has been listed as questionable due to an upper body injury, while Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbeck and Adam Pelech have all been ruled out and are unlikely to return until next Thursday at the earliest.
  • Jordan Eberle is nowhere near the leaders in points for the Islanders this season but the 29-year-old has been productive in February, with three goals and four helpers over his last 10 games.

THE PREDICTION

Both clubs have gone 1-4 over their last five games but that’s where the similarities end for these two. Detroit currently own the Conference’s worst attack (127 goals scored – no team has scored under 155 goals) and the worst defence (232 goals conceded – no team has allowed more than 210) while also playing on the road here. Even though the Islanders have left a lot to desire over the past few weeks, they are the better team by a wide margin and should win here.

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