New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (4-7-1) at New York Islanders (4-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: New York Islanders -185 / Vancouver Canucks +145 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, MSG+
The Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders meet Monday night in a NHL game at the Barclays Center.
The Vancouver Canucks are desperate for a victory that would snap an eight-game losing streak. The Canucks are averaging 1.6 goals per game and are scoring on 7.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Henrik Sedin leads Vancouver with four goals, Jannik Hansen has four assists and Bo Horvat has 14 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 13 goals on 162 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 15 goals on 178 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed 10 goals in their last three games.
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The New York Islanders could also use a bounce back victory after losing five of their last six games. The Islanders are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 11.4 percent of their power play opportunities. John Tavares leads New York with five goals, Dennis Seidenberg has four assists and Brock Nelson has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jaroslav Halak has given up 23 goals on 241 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has allowed 12 goals on 131 shots. The New York Islanders have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Canucks are 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 0-8 in their last 8 overall. The Islanders are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 17-5 in their last 22 Monday games. The Canucks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings overall.
Both of these clubs could use a feel good victory given the way things played out the last week, but there's no doubt the Islanders are the better team here and have the home crowd behind them. The Canucks have nothing positive going for them right now and are seriously hurting defensively. Have to back the Islanders as more of a fade from Vancouver.