Vancouver Canucks (10-7-2) at New York Islanders (8-6-2)
|Date & Time||Tuesday November 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New York Islanders -155 / Vancouver Canucks +140 --- Over/Under: 6
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The Vancouver Canucks look to shake off a tough loss last night against the Rangers as they head into Brooklyn to do battle with the New York Islanders.
The Canucks took on one the chin last night losing a tough 2-1 decision in a very winnable game but now they continue their road trip against an Islanders side who has actually looked half decent so far this season. The Canucks were not given much of a thought as a team to look out for the West and while that still may hold up as being true they have started the season well and could very well ride their young stars into a wild card berth this season. The Canucks are terrible in the back end of a double header as they have lost 8 in a row when playing without rest and their road woes compound that tonight as they are 12-28 in their last 40 games away from home. Vancouver is also a disappointing 1-4 in their last 5 meetings with the Islanders while the Over has hit in 4 of their last 5 encounters.
The Islanders meanwhile have really undergone a culture shift since the departure of former captain John Tavares as they have gone from a team who will try and run and gun with you and try to score 6 goals to a team with much better group defense. The Isles are among the best in the NHL when it comes to goals against and the addition of Robin Lehner to their goaltending battery has been excellent as he finally looks as though he is ready to take advantage of all of the talent he possesses in a new environment. The Isles are 4-0 in their last 4 games on a Tuesday but are 7-20 in their last 27 against a team with a winning record so something has to give in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
The Canucks are 2-6 in their last 8 games on a Tuesday and have played to the Over in 5 of their last 6 while the Islanders are 3-9 in their last 12 against a team with a losing record and 3-10 in their last 13 against the West. New York is a pretty big home favourite here but they have played the better hockey so far and deserve the line they are getting here.