Friday, December 23, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Buffalo Sabres travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Friday, December 23, 2016.
Buffalo comes into this matchup having played 31 games. They have an overall record of 12-11-8 and on the road they have a record of 5-5-5. Currently they are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 69 goals and given up 83 goals for a point differential of -14. The Sabres have an overall record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 11-19 and an over/under record of 10-17-4. New York shows up with a record of 12-14-6 including 9-7-4 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 85 goals and surrendered 101 for a goal differential of -16. The Islanders have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-20 while their over/under record sits at 16-12-4.
Sam Reinhart has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Sabres. He has 7 goals this season with 71 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 17 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 12% by scoring 9 goals on 78 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Robin Lehner has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Sabres. He has had 667 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 614 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Tavares has accumulated 23 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 9 goals this season with 95 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Brock Nelson has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 7 goals on 70 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 5 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 611 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 554 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Sabres have 32 total points this season. They have scored 69 goals while giving up 83 goals. They have had 99 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sabres have allowed 95 power play opportunities and given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.44% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 12 power play goals on 88 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Sabres have a total of 85 goals scored while they've given up 101 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.99%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Buffalo has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 1,663 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,769 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.6% as they have 1,252 attempts while they've given up 1,376 shots on the defensive end. The Sabres start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. They have 990 face off wins compared to 934 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.5%. On defense Buffalo has 727 hits and they've blocked 393 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 1,725 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,135 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 44.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.8% as they have 1,286 shots while they've given up 1,524 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.8% as they've compiled 917 face off wins this season and they have suffered 963 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 611 shot attempts and they have 819 hits as a unit.
Buffalo Sabres Betting Trends
The Buffalo Sabres are 11-19 straight up
The Buffalo Sabres are 10-17-4 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 11-20 straight up
The New York Islanders are 16-12-4 against the over/under
Buffalo Sabres Injuries
12/03/16 RW Hudson Fasching Groin out indefinitely
11/12/16 C Cody McCormick Blood Clot out indefinitely
11/10/16 LW Tyler Ennis Groin out indefinitely
New York Islanders Injuries
12/20/16 D Adam Pelech Upper Body "?" Friday vs Buffalo
12/18/16 C Casey Cizikas Upper Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
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