An intra-conference battle is set for Sunday afternoon when the New York Islanders (67 points) visit the Winnipeg Jets (71 points). New York is fourth in the Metropolitan division but do occupy the top Wild Card spot in the East. Winnipeg is second in the Central division and are one-point ahead of third-place Colorado. Below is my NHL betting pick for Islanders vs Jets.
Islanders vs Jets Betting Pick
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This game will be played at Canada Life Centre at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 26, 2023.
✅ New York is 6-0 in their last six games against Winnipeg.
✅ The Jets are 1-4 in their last five games played.
✅ Winnipeg is 1-8 in their last nine home games against New York.
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New York Islanders
Last time out, New York hosted the Los Angeles Kings and were beaten 3-2. There were no goals in the first period, but the Kings scored three goals in six minutes and led 3-1 after the second. New York scored a goal late in the third, but it was too little too late.
Noah Dobson and Adam Pelech both scored on the night. Four Islanders players recorded an assist in the loss.
Brock Nelson is getting it done for New York as he leads the team with 26 goals and 59 points. Matthew Barzal has a team high 37 assists. The Islanders are scoring 2.89 goals per game and allow 2.74.
Winnipeg hosted the Colorado Avalanche and were soundly beaten 5-1. There was plenty of action early in this one as the Avs scored 19 seconds into the game and led 4-1 after the first period. Colorado scored another goal midway through the second as they earned the big win.
Mason Appleton scored the Jets only goal of the night and he was assisted by Nate Schmidt and Blake Wheeler.
Winnipeg has been a balanced team this season as Mark Scheifele leads the team with 34 goals, Josh Morrissey with 48 assists, and Kyle Connor has a team high 66 points. The Jets are scoring 3.07 goals per game and allow 2.63.