We are waiting for a lot of bright games ahead in the regular season of the NHL, so Florida and the Islanders will hold a meeting between themselves. The game of these teams will take place on October 17 at 01:00 Moscow time. Our portal offers you its forecast for the outcome of this meeting.

 Florida Panthers

Florida had a pretty good last season, making it to the playoffs, even though they were eliminated there right away. The Panthers had a good offseason, signing several promising players, as well as retaining their leaders. Also, young prospects will noticeably strengthen the depth of the composition and add reliability to the team. The team has clearly become stronger, which should help in the fight for the playoffs, and the team showed the seriousness of its intentions already in the first game of the championship, defeating Pittsburgh at home in overtime.

New York Islanders

For several seasons in a row, the Islanders have been demonstrating an excellent game, making their way to the late stages of the playoffs. Trotz managed to build a great team, which is famous for its disciplined defensive play, as well as fast and extremely successful counterattacks. They set the task of winning the trophy "islanders", which in the current conditions looks like a very feasible task. However, the Islanders started the season weakly, losing in the first meeting with a big score 6:3 to Carolina on the road.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:
 Florida - Bennett (illness), Acciari (lower body injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with the victory of the Islanders with a score of 1:5.
  • Florida has lost only twice in its last five meetings.
  • The Islanders have a bad streak of two consecutive defeats.

Forecast

It is difficult to single out a favorite in this confrontation, because both teams have demonstrated a high level of hockey in recent years. The Islanders have a built-up model of the game from defense and miss a little. The Panthers, in turn, love attacking hockey. I think the Florida players will be stronger on their court.