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Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 3/31/2022

The Columbus Blue Jackets takes on the New York Islanders on 3/31/2022 at 07:05 PM.

Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Islanders face off today. The Columbus Blue Jackets has a record of 32.0-30.0 this season. The New York Islanders is 29.0-27.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Defense Preview




They give up 3.0 goals per game in even strength situations, they are below average on the defensive end. Opponents shoot 0.7 shots per game in power play situations per game against them. Opponents force Columbus Blue Jackets into 2.9 penalty kill situations per game and they have kept penalties down relative to the rest of the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.44%, which is below average.

Opponents take 35.3 shots per game regardless of situation, this needs to be corrected now and they are below average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

Columbus Blue Jackets Team Offense Preview

They score 2.6 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.6 power play opportunities per game this season and that places them among the worst at getting power play opportunities. This means that they score on 18.86% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 30.2 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are average in their shot quality.

New York Islanders Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.4 shots per game in power play situations per game against them, which is among the lowest in the NHL. Opponents force New York Islanders into 2.5 penalty kill situations per game, which puts them among the best in the NHL. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.23%, which is above average.

Opponents take 32.4 shots per game regardless of situation and their opponents are not getting the best shot quality.

New York Islanders Team Offense Preview




They score 2.2 goals per game in even strength situations. They have a below average offense by NHL standards. They score 0.5 goals per game in power play situations and they would be considered below average with an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.5 power play opportunities per game this season and that places them among the worst at getting power play opportunities. This means that they score on 20.61% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 29.1 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

The Columbus Blue Jackets Roster

The Players to Watch for Columbus Blue Jackets

Zach Werenski D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -13.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 32 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 42 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 5.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Vladislav Gavrikov D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -1.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 5 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 24 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 29 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 6.7% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Andrew Peeke D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -15.0 this season, he may need to see minutes cut or his role shifted at some point – we shall see. He has scored 1 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 13 assists this season. This puts him at 14 points this season, he is a below average offensive contributor. He makes 1.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.





The New York Islanders Roster

The Players to Watch for New York Islanders

Noah Dobson D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 10.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 28 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 38 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Adam Pelech D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 16.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 20 assists this season. This puts him at 23 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Scott Mayfield D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is -5.0 this season, his impact has not necessarily been positive yet. He has scored 3 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 15 assists this season. This puts him at 18 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.8% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Columbus Blue Jackets 1 New York Islanders 2

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