Saturday, January 2, 2015
Consol Energy Center
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The New York Islanders travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, January 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +126 and the Penguins at -139. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 38 games. They have an overall record of 21-12-5 and on the road they have a record of 9-6-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and given up 89 goals for a point differential of +16. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 18-15-4 including 9-7-3 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 86 goals and surrendered 91 for a goal differential of -5.
John Tavares has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 14 goals this season with 103 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 8 goals on 74 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 11 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 561 shots against him and has given up 36 goals. He has made 525 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 9 goals this season with 106 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 18 goals on 107 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 764 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 707 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Islanders have 47 total points this season. They have scored 102 goals while giving up 87 goals. They have had 105 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Islanders have allowed 110 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.21% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have a total of 40 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 125 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 125 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 85 goals scored while they've given up 88 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.19%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 18-17 straight up
The New York Islanders are 13-22-3 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 17-19 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 12-19-6 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
12/31/15 GO Jaroslav Halak Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
11/28/15 GO Jean-Francois Berube Lower Body out indefinitely
01/01/16 D Johnny Boychuk Shoulder is downgraded to out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/15/15 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion out indefinitely
12/14/15 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder expected to miss 4-6 weeks
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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