New York Islanders
They are doing well this season and will no doubt make it to the playoffs of the tournament. In their last three games, they had sweeping victories over Toronto, San Jose and Anaheim with 7-2, 4-1 and 6-3 respectively. Their opponent is weak again, they should win easily.
Columbus blue jackets
The worst team in the Eastern Conference can’t find their game, especially on defense. They can do at least some competitive play in the game against only teams that are also making no claims this season. There is no reason to believe that they will change anything in such a short time.
Winnipeg is a clear favorite in this match, and at the same time the odds of winning are very good. Columbus has been losing a huge amount of pucks throughout the season, and no change is to be expected in that regard. Especially on defense, Winnipeg has always been considered the best team, more than 2 goals should not be missed in this encounter.