Canucks vs. Islanders - 3/1/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Islanders (33-20-7) at Vancouver Canucks (24-25-12)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +136 / New York Islanders -150 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MSG+, RSNP
The New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks square off Tuesday night at the Rogers Arena.
The New York Islanders look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 13 games. The New York Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power plays. John Tavares leads New York with 23 goals, Brock Nelson has 12 assists and Frans Nielsen has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.4 percent of their power play chances. Jaroslav Halak has allowed 75 goals on 926 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has given up 54 goals on 776 shots. Halak has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 23 goals, Henrik Sedin has 37 assists and Radim Vrbata has 183 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 107 goals on 1,273 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 51 goals on 615 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Islanders are 17-5 in their last 22 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canucks are 9-19 in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Islanders are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Vancouver and 1-6 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Islanders have been on fire for a while now, as they're rolling through the West and climbing up the standings. The Canucks are in another slump and haven't had much recent success against winning teams. Look for New York to keep the money train rolling.