The Islanders are cooking right now on an eight-game point streak. They have three goals or more in seven of their last nine which is definitely part of the reason for their turn around after a slow start offensively.
The team is rolling four lines, which tends to happen when they play their best, and everyone is contributing offensively right now. Well, maybe outside from Brock Nelson who has still been fairly quiet.
Here are three Islanders you can look to play in daily fantasy today as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins:
DraftKings: $3,900 | Fanduel: $4,300
After a slow start, Josh Bailey has five points in his last four games for the Islanders taking him up to eight on the season, which is much more respectable. Expect Bailey to stay hot, as the Islanders top line with him, Mathew Barzal, and Anders Lee has been on fire.
His passing has been on full display the last two games, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he sets up a goal or two tonight for New York.
DraftKings: $5,400 | Fanduel: $6,200
In not-so-shocking fashion, Jordan Eberle has been streaky for the Isles this season. he has six goals on the season and has two multi goal games. Essentially, four goals in two games and two goals in 13.
Based on early-season returns and Eberle’s history with the Islanders, he normally fairs well against Pittsburgh. He has 10 goals in 15 points in 22 career regular-season games against Pittsburgh.
DraftKings: $7,600 | Fanduel: $8,300
To say Semyon Varlamov has been excellent for the Islanders may be a disservice to Varly with how well he’s played. He’s 7-2-2 with a .931 save percentage and a 1.89 goals against average. He’s been unbelievable.
Want your voice heard? Join the Eyes On Isles team!
The Penguins have scored on him three times in both their games but I don’t anticipate that happening again tonight. The team is 2-3 in their last five and it’s not the same Islanders team from a couple of weeks ago.