Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -118 and the Islanders at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 6 games. They have an overall record of 5-0-1 and on the road they have a record of 2-0-1. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 23 goals and given up 10 goals for a point differential of +13. For the season they have an ATS record of 5-1 and an over/under record of 3-3-0. New York shows up with a record of 3-3-0 including 3-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 18 goals and surrendered 17 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 3-3 while their over/under record sits at 2-4-0.
Brendan Gallagher has accumulated 6 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 4 goals this season with 19 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 1 goal on 20 shots. He has 4 assists giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Al Montoya has 2 wins and no losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 105 shots against him and has given up 4 goals. He has made 101 saves for a save percentage of 96%.
Josh Bailey has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 1 goal this season with 10 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Brock Nelson has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 2 goals on 10 shots. He has 3 assists giving him a total of 5 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 2 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 116 shots against him and has given up 11 goals. He has made 105 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have 11 total points this season. They have scored 23 goals while giving up 10 goals. They have had 25 power play opportunities and have scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Canadiens have allowed 26 power play opportunities and given up 2 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 12.43% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 95%.
The Islanders have a total of 6 points on the season. They have 1 power play goal on 15 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 7%. They have allowed 22 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 95%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 18 goals scored while they've given up 17 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.78%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 47.9% as they've attempted 322 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 350 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.7% as they have 253 attempts while they've given up 266 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 46.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.4% for the season. They have 189 face off wins compared to 208 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.6%. On defense Montreal has 139 hits and they've blocked 84 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 322 shots at full strength and they've given up 360 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.9% as they have 235 shots while they've given up 246 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.5% as they've compiled 173 face off wins this season and they have suffered 191 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 114 shot attempts and they have 149 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 5-1 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 3-3-0 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 3-3 straight up
The New York Islanders are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
10/21/16 D Zach Redmond Foot expected to miss 6 weeks
New York Islanders Injuries
10/22/16 D Ryan Pulock Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/17/16 C Shane Prince Lower Body out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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