Islanders vs. Rangers: Betting odds, lineups, Derick Brassard redemption time
New York Islanders
Josh Bailey seems good to go after missing the last two periods against the Carolina Hurricanes. Ideally, Bailey comes in and starts playing like the top-six player we know he is.
Thomas Greiss gets another start after some strong performances over the last week. It couldn’t come at a better time with Semyon Varlamov wobbling in net lately. Who knows what happened for Thomas Greiss to have that dip in form a few weeks ago. At this point, it doesn’t matter, so long as he’s back to normal.
New York Rangers
After a poor outing against the Columbus Blue Jackets a few days ago, you better believe the Rangers will be ready to play their rivals.
I don’t expect the lines to change at all from that game. Perhaps the only difference will come in the crease with Shesterkin subbing out for Alexandar Georgiev.
I wouldn’t bet against the New York Islanders tonight. I’d be surprised if the Isles fail to register a single win in three attempts against a bottom tier opponent. It’s not impossible, it’s just not likely. Not with Barry Trotz pulling the strings.
Yes, I’m wearing my homer hat. Why do you ask?