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New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Prediction, Pick, and Preview 4/9/2022

The New York Islanders takes on the St. Louis Blues on 4/9/2022 at 07:05 PM.

New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues face off today. The New York Islanders has a record of 33.0-28.0 this season. The St. Louis Blues is 41.0-20.0 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

New York Islanders Team Defense Preview




They give up 2.1 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 84.57%, which is above average.

Opponents take 32.2 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 19.66% of their shots on the power play, they would be considered mediocre in these situations.

They take 28.8 shots per game regardless of situation placing them in the bottom tier of the NHL and the shots taken are less likely to find the net than most NHL teams.

St. Louis Blues Team Defense Preview

They give up 2.3 goals per game in even strength situations and this puts them as an above average defensive team in these situations. Opponents shoot 0.5 shots per game in power play situations per game against them and this is a sign of strength. Opponents force St. Louis Blues into 2.8 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 83.33%, which is above average.

Opponents take 31.5 shots per game regardless of situation. They are doing an above average job denying shot attempts in volume and they are average at keeping the puck from getting in the net.

St. Louis Blues Team Offense Preview




They score 2.7 goals per game in even strength situations. This is an average NHL offense. They score 0.8 goals per game in power play situations. They are an above average team when they have an advantage. Thus far, they have had 2.9 power play opportunities per game this season. This means that they score on 26.34% of their shots on the power play, which makes them a good team with the advantage on the ice.

They take 30.6 shots per game regardless of situation. They are not getting enough shot attempts as they would probably like and they are considered an efficient shooting team.

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 9.0 this season. He has scored 10 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 30 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 40 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 6.0% 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 23.0 this season, his team is better with him on the ice. He has scored 3 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 27 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 3.4% 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.





The St. Louis Blues Roster

The Players to Watch for St. Louis Blues

Colton Parayko D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 10.0 this season. He has scored 6 goals this season, he is not as much of a factor as a scorer and he has 22 assists this season. This puts him at 28 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 5.0% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Justin Faulk D

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 33.0 this season, this puts him among the best in the NHL. He has scored 11 goals this season, he is an average scoring threat and he has 26 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 37 points this season, he is an average offensive contributor. He makes 8.1% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

Ryan O’Reilly C

His impact is felt through his on-ice plus/minus, which is 13.0 this season, which generally means good things when he is on the ice. He has scored 17 goals this season, he is a scoring threat and he has 30 assists this season, he is an above average distributor. This puts him at 47 points this season, which makes him a significant offensive player on his team. He makes 11.6% of his shots this season, he is among the weakest in shot efficiency in the NHL.

New York Islanders vs. St. Louis Blues Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: New York Islanders 2 St. Louis Blues 4

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