There are just 3 games on the ice tonight, so it's not a very important day in the NHL, right? That couldn't be further from the truth. The New York Islanders are fighting for their postseason lives. The New Jersey Devils are trying to earn the top spot in the Metropolitan Division. The defending Stanley Cup-champion Colorado Avalanche are simply trying to maintain a top-3 spot in the Central Division. As you can see, there is importance in each match up tonight. So, we've found the most valuable ways to target each one that provides you with an incredible payout.'
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New York Islanders 3-way ML (-130) over Columbus Blue Jackets
This matchup features 2 Metro Division teams, but that's about all they have in common. The Islanders look set to be one of the Eastern Conference Wild Card teams, while the Jackets have been at the bottom of the entire NHL much of the season. In fact, Columbus currently has the best odds to have the #1 pick in the upcoming NHL Draft, or in other words, the Connor Bedard sweepstakes.'
New York isn't a team known for offense, but with the Jackets allowing the 4th-most goals per game, we're still comfortable backing them to win this game comfortably. If there was ever a time to trust the Isles' offense, it's now. They just torched a great Toronto Maple Leafs team 7-2, and they've scored 17 goals across their last 3 games. Meanwhile, the Jackets have scored the 4th-fewest goals per game. With an elite goaltender in Ilya Sorokin in net for New York, we'll trust them to get the job done, even on the road.