Prediction for New York Islanders - Seattle Kraken 14 February 2024
The Islanders and Seattle will meet in the NHL regular season match on the 14th of February. The meeting will start at 03:30 Moscow time. The hosts are trying to change under the leadership of new coach Patrick Roy. "Islanders" became more aggressive and won a few bright victories, but there is no stability yet. "The Krakens, on the other hand, have fallen into a crisis and can't get out yet. At the same time, both teams are fighting for the playoffs. So the meeting is important for both.
Tentative lineups for the Islanders vs Seattle
Islanders: Sorokin (Varlamov) - Dobson, Romanov - Barzal, Horvat, Lee
Injuries: Bortuzzo, Sizikas
Sizikas is an important bottoming out player, but he doesn't determine the team's offensive output. Without these performers, the Islanders can feel confident. The loss of these players is not critical.
"Seattle": Grubauer (Daccord) - Dunn, Larsson - Eberle, McCann, Tatar
Bellmar is not a major loss for Seattle. He's an experienced power forward for the bottom lines, but the team's results don't depend on him much.
The Islanders got burned at home by Calgary, 2-5, after two straight wins. The team started to play brighter in attack, but can't solve the problems in defence. Failures lead to the fact that the gap from the playoffs is growing. Although after a couple of wins it looked like the Islanders were ready to fight for the Wild Card.
Seattle is in crisis - it's obvious. The team's slump was attributed to injuries to Dunn and Benyrs, but the situation hasn't changed since their return. Of the last nine matches "Kraken" lost seven and went down in the table. It will be hard for these guys to get back in the playoff race.
These teams have not met each other very often. "Seattle is relatively new to the league. In the past five meetings, the Kraken have won three times. Once over the course of this season, it was 4-3 in a shootout.
📊 Statistical Preview Before the Islanders vs Seattle
- In five of the last nine games involving the Islanders, at least six goals have been scored. You can bet on total over 6.5 goals for 2.20.
- Seattle has scored in the second periods in six of their last 10 games. You can bet on second period: Seattle's individual total over 0.5 goals for 1.57.
📋 Prediction for New York Islanders - Seattle Kraken
In six of the last 10 matches involving the Islanders, no more than one goal was scored in the first period. Therefore, we should pay attention to the bet on first period: total less than 1.5 goals for 1.74.
Seattle has scored no more than two goals in six of the last 10 matches. Therefore, it is worth considering a bet on Seattle's individual total of less than 3 goals for 1.83.
The Islanders need points badly. They are four points behind the playoff zone. That's enough motivation to keep fighting. Especially on their own court, Rua's team responds well to support. The Isles almost pulled out the match against Calgary from 0:3. So a dismantled Seattle shouldn't be a problem for the home team. Take the Islanders win at 2.10..