Predators visit the Islanders after Johansen’s 2-goal game

December 2, 2022 GMT

Nashville Predators (11-9-2, fifth in the Central Division) vs. New York Islanders (15-9-0, third in the Metropolitan Division)

Elmont, New York; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NHL LINE: Islanders -154, Predators +131; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators visit the New York Islanders after Ryan Johansen’s two-goal game against the New Jersey Devils in the Predators’ 4-3 overtime win.

New York has an 8-3-0 record in home games and a 15-9-0 record overall. The Islanders are ninth in league play serving 10.2 penalty minutes per game.

Nashville has an 11-9-2 record overall and a 4-6-0 record on the road. The Predators are 8-3-1 when scoring at least three goals.

The matchup Friday is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Predators won 5-4 in the previous matchup. Johansen led the Predators with two goals.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brock Nelson has 11 goals and 12 assists for the Islanders. Mathew Barzal has two goals and nine assists over the last 10 games.

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Johansen has scored seven goals with seven assists for the Predators. Juuso Parssinen has three goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-4-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.7 assists, 4.6 penalties and 13.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.1 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Islanders: Cal Clutterbuck: day to day (undisclosed), Josh Bailey: day to day (upper body), Kyle Palmieri: out (upper-body).

Predators: Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.