New York Islanders – Chicago Blackhawks Jan 22 Prediction

New York Islanders – Chicago Blackhawks Game Preview

  • Date: Jan 22/19, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: United Center, Chicago
  • Betting Odds: William Hill NJ
  • Live Stream TV: WGN, MSG+

New York Islanders – Chicago Blackhawks Jan 22 Prediction

The surging New York Islanders take their show on the road to the Windy City to take on the sinking Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.  As of this writing, the Islanders have won four-straight games, and eight out of ten, to propel themselves to the top spot in the Metropolitan Division.  On the flipside, the Hawks have dropped five-straight and have gone 3-4-3 in their last ten games.

The Hawks main issue this season has been their defense, as they have given up the most goals in the NHL.  Top goalie Corey Crawford has been out with a concussion for over a month, which certainly hasn’t helped matters.  The United Center hasn’t been much of a refuge for them this season, as they are only 8-10-6 in their home arena thus far.

Meanwhile it’s been happy days on Long Island (and Brooklyn) for the Islanders, as they have given up the least amount of goals in the league this season.  They are using a rare goaltending platoon to stymie opponents, with Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner equally sharing playing time and equally dominating.

The Islanders won the teams’ only other meeting this season earlier this month, 3-2 in overtime.