Islanders vs. Rangers: Betting odds, lineups, Derick Brassard redemption time
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After the last time the Islanders and Rangers met, Derick Brassard has some unfinished business with his former club. Not only did Brassard draw a cross-checking penalty that cost the Islanders the game, but it was at the hands of a terrible dive from Jesper Fast.
Brassard hasn’t been great over the last few games. He’s had chances to put up some production but has just one point at 5on5. He needs to step up.
So with the last game in the back of his mind, Brassard will want to atone for his sins and put one (or hopefully more) past Alexandar Georgiev.
The 23-year-old Bulgarian had been lights out against the Islanders. In five games against the Isles, he holds a 4-1-0 record with an average 1.40GAA and 0.950SV%.
There’s just something about Georgiev that the Islande can’t seem to solve. Every time he’s in net, he transforms into a brick wall. It’s not as if Georgiev is some sort of Vezina-level goalie. In 22 games played this year he holds a 12-9-1 record with a 3.06GAA and 0.914SV%. But when it’s the Islanders he’s totally different.
Boy, do I miss Henrik Lundqvist who had a 30-21-7 record with an average 2.41GAA and 0.915SV% against the Islanders.