Game: New York Islanders (7) @ Ottawa Senators (8)
Time: Saturday 12/05 7:05 PM Eastern
Pick: Ottawa -113 (moneyline)
This is a difficult scheduling spot for the New York Islanders, the second of a back-to-back spot after playing the Blues at home last night. It was a 2-1 shootout win, the Islanders’ first this season when trailing after two periods. The Islanders are just 4-9 against the Eastern Conference. Ottawa is rested with a strong offense, fifth in the NHL in goals scored. Mike Hoffman scored his second goal of the game 30 seconds into overtime as the Senators beat the defending champion Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night. The Senators are 23-10 when playing on one day of rest and the Islanders are 19-45-6 in the last 70 meetings. Grab the rested team with home ice and play Ottawa.