The Islanders‘ point streak came to a close with the 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Now, the Isles look to get back in the win column with a rebound performance on the road against the Penguins.
Before this game, the Isles offense was hot scoring three goals or more in seven of nine games. With that in mind, I’ll be leaning forward heavy again with this lineup today.
Here are three players to watch in daily fantasy for today:
DraftKings: $4,800 | Fanduel: $4,600
Talk about great value here. JG Pageau has been on fire for the Islanders recently with four goals in the last four games. Also, his ice time has increased with Brock Nelson’s struggles at second-line center.
Expect Pageau to get upwards of 16 minutes tonight, and with that, he should find the score sheet as well.
DraftKings: $4,100 | Fanduel: $4,600
Josh Bailey started slow for the Islanders but has recently started to heat up. In the last three games he has five assists to his name as his passing skills have been put on display over the last couple of weeks.
Bailey is never someone who is expected to put in a bunch of goals but he is certainly a playmaker and has been coming around in the Isles top-six.
DraftKings: $5,100 | Fanduel: $4,700
I’m taking a gamble with this one. Somehow, Ryan Pulock doesn’t have a goal on the season 16 games in. He’s had 9 goals or more in his first three full seasons in the NHL but for this season he’s been off to a slow start.
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That shouldn’t last forever, and with the Islanders improved power play I’m gambling that he finds one on the man advantage for the Islanders tonight in Pittsburgh.