New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks - Predictions and Odds

How to Watch

Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois

When: Tuesday, December 27th at 8:30 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Chicago TV/Radio: NBC Sports Chicago, WGN 720 AM. New York Islanders TV/Radio: SNY, ESPN NY 1050 AM.

Team Notes

New York Islanders

The Islanders are sitting in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference with 49 points over their 35 games of the season.

New York has won five of their last ten games with one draw mixed in for 11 points over that span.

The New York Islanders’ odds have lowered to +1000 to win the East and +2000 to claim the Stanley Cup.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago is seven points from 8th place in the West, posting 36 points in their first 38 games this season.

The Blackhawks are 8-9-3 at home this season, posting 19 out of a possible 30 points from their games at the United Center.

Chicago stands at +15000 to take the Eastern Conference and +30000 to win the Stanley Cup.

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Goalie Notes

New York Islanders: Semyon Varlamov & Thomas Greiss

Varlamov has won five of his seven starts in December, allowing 2.28 goals per contest with a 91.9% save percentage for the month.

  • Varlamov has gone to overtime four times in December, winning three of the four extra-time decisions.
  • Varlamov has allowed two goals or less in five of his seven appearances in December.
  • Greiss has lost favor with the Islanders’ coaching staff after losing four of his five December starts.

Chicago Blackhawks: Robin Lehner and Corey Crawford

Robin Lehner has won three of his last four starts, allowing ten goals over the four-game span.

  • Corey Crawford has lost seven of his eight starts and has allowed 16 goals over his last four appearances.
  • Crawford has lost his last four straight games and posted a 88.95 save percentage in December.
  • Lehner has posted a 91.4% save percentage and allowed three goals per contest over the month of December.

Stats to Watch

New York Islanders

  • The Islanders are 30th in the league in shots per game on the road, averaging just 27.4 per contest.
  • New York is 10-5-1 on the road this season, averaging 2.5 goals per game, 22nd best in the NHL.
  • The Islanders have scored on nine of 44 power-play chances, ranking 10th overall in man-advantage conversion percentage.
  • Right-winger Cal Clutterbuck is on the injured reserve after wrist surgery.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago ranks 28th in the NHL in their conversion rate on the power play at home with just nine of 66 chances finding the net.

  • Chicago is scoring 2.75 goals at home, good for 26th overall in the NHL.
  • In December, the Blackhawks are scoring 2.5 goals per game, good for 24th overall in NHL.
  • The Blackhawks placed centers Andrew Shaw and Drake Caggiula on the injury reserve before the holiday break.

Last Five Games

New York Islanders

  • New York has lost three of their last four games, with all three defeats coming at home.
  • The Islanders have won their last three road games against tough East opponents; Boston, Florida and Tampa Bay.
  • The Islanders have surrendered 19 goals over their last four games while scoring just 12 goals.

Chicago Blackhawks

  • After losing four straight in the middle of the month, Chicago has won two of their last three games.
  • The Blackhawks have lost five of their last six home games.
  • The Blackhawks have won three of their last five games, scoring 14 goals in the three wins and two goals in the two defeats.

New York Islanders vs Chicago Blackhawks – Game Odds

The odds for the Islanders vs the Blackhawks game are provided by SugarHouse NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and 888Sport NJ.

Good luck!

Money Line

SportsbookIslandersBlackhawks
SugarHouse NJ-148+120
DraftKings-143+123
888Sport NJ-148-148

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