2019-20 NHL – Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders taking place? Friday 1st November, 2019 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders taking place? Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York City

What television channel is Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders on? Premier Sports

Where can I stream Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders? Premier Sport subscribers can stream this match live via Premier Player

Where can I get tickets for Tampa Bay Lightning @ New York Islanders? https://www.nhl.com/tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 New York Islanders

THE TEAM NEWS

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

  • Tampa Bay Lightning were involved in one of the most exhilarating NHL matches of the season so far when they came up against New Jersey Devils as the Lightning edged out their opponents in a 13-goal thriller.
  • The Lightning were trailing 3-5 early in the third period but then scored three consecutive goals to get themselves ahead and although the Devils tied the game to force overtime, Tampa Bay were able to score the decisive goal to seal the win.
  • Patrick Maroon and Victor Hedman were both placed on IR on Wednesday and with Erik Cernak also a doubt for this game, the Lightning are struggling with their mounting injury list and it could become an issue for them moving forward.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

  • New York Islanders continued their superb winning run as they defeated Philadelphia Flyers and with that victory, the Islanders extended their winning streak to seven matches which is the best current streak in the NHL.
  • The Islanders have won four straight games on home ice, with their home record for the season now standing at 5-2-0 following the win over the Flyers in which they scored five goals to continue their brilliant form in front of goal.
  • With an overall record of 8-3-0, the Islanders top the Metropolitan Division but they are having to do it tough with several forwards injured and, with Matt Martin and Tom Kuhnhackl now on IR, they have recalled Otto Koivula.

THE PREDICTION

It is almost 30 years since the New York Islanders went on a winning streak like their current one after making it seven wins in a row in their last game. They will be confident of maintaining that run as they host Tampa Bay Lightning but injuries could play a big role in this game with both missing several important players. The Islanders have scored at least four goals in their last three matches and that goal-scoring form can see them make it eight wins in a row here.

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