New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/1/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM (Barclays Center)

NYI -140, O/U 5.5

The Vancouver Canucks head to Brooklyn, NY on Saturday for a game against the Islanders in a matchup of teams from the Western and Eastern Conference.  In their last game, Vancouver defeated the San Jose Sharks by the score of 5-2.  The Canucks received goals from Quinn Hughes, Tyler Myers, Jake Virtanen, Brandon Sutter and Tanner Pearson on their way to the win.  Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom started in net and recorded the win as he made saves on 38 of 40 San Jose shots on the night. 

On the year the Canucks are now 29-18-4, which puts them in 1st place in the Pacific Division. Vancouver is lead in points and goals by Elias Pettersson who has recorded 52 points and 21 goals on the year, including 7 goals while on the power play.  Pettersson also leads the Canucks in assists on the year as he has recorded 31 so far this season.  The Canucks have received decent goal play from both of their goalies Thatcher Demko is 10-5-1 with a goals against average of 2.93 on the season while the Canucks’ other goalie Jacob Markstrom is 19-13-3 on the year with 1 shutout and a 2.69 goals against average.  The Canucks enter Saturday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Michael Ferland and Tyler Motte are on injured reserve.

The New York Islanders welcome the Vancouver Canucks to town on Saturday after winning their last game against the New York Rangers by the score of 4-2.  The Islanders received goals from Josh Bailey, Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee and Brock Nelson in the win.  Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss recorded the win net for his team as he made saves on 40 of 42 Rangers shots on the night. 

The New York Islanders are 29-15-5 on the season and are currently in 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders points, assists and goals leader is Mathew Barzal who has recorded 42 points this season as well as 20 goals and 25 assists.  Goalie Semyon Varlamov is currently 15-8-4 with 2 shutouts to go along with a goals against average of 2.59.  Thomas Greiss is 14-7-1 with a 2.43 goals against average.  The Islanders enter Saturday’s game against the Rangers with 1 player listed on their injury report as Cal Clutterbuck is on injured reserve.

The Vancouver Canucks have scored an average of 3.27 goals per game on the year while allowing 2.96 goals per game.  The New York Islanders have scored 2.86 goals per game on the season while allowing 2.65 goals per game.  In their last 5 games, the Canucks are 4-1 and have won 4 games in a row while the Islanders are 2-3.  The total has gone over in 5 of NY Islanders' last 6 games against Vancouver. The Islanders are 2-7 in their last 9 games at home. The Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 games and I will be going with them in this one.  Vancouver wins 3-2. 

Travis’s Pick Vancouver Canucks +120(ML)

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.