Thursday, October 13, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The New York Islanders travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +118 and the Rangers at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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The Islanders into this matchup after having a regular season record of 45-27-10 last season and on the road they had a record of 20-16-5. They finished 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 232 goals and gave up 216 goals for a point differential of +16. The Islanders had 10 overtime losses including 5 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-35 and an over/under record of 34-40-8. The Rangers had a regular season record of 46-27-9 including 27-10-4 at home last season. They were 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 236 goals and surrendered 217 for a goal differential of +19. The Rangers had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 44-36 while their over/under record sat at 37-28-17.
John Tavares accumulated 70 total points last season for the Islanders. He had 33 goals last year with 250 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 37 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Andrew Ladd averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 181 shots. He had 21 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Thomas Greiss had 23 wins and 11 losses last season in net for the Islanders. He had 1,197 shots against him and gave up 90 goals. He made 1,107 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Derek Stepan accumulated 53 total points last season for the Rangers. He had 22 goals last year with 192 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 26 goals on 166 shots. He had 35 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist had 35 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He had 1,944 shots against him and gave up 156 goals. He made 1,788 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders had 100 total points last season. They scored 232 goals while giving up 216 goals. They had 229 power play opportunities and scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Islanders allowed 232 power play opportunities and gave up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.62% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers had a total of 101 points on the season. They had 42 power play goals on 226 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. They allowed 243 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Islanders had a total of 236 goals scored while they gave up 217 goals during the campaign. They averaged 28 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.10%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
New York had a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they attempted 4,602 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,729 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 49.6% as they had 3,352 attempts while they gave up 3,407 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders started possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48.1% for the season. They had 2,331 face off wins compared to 2,323 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.1%. On defense New York had 2,311 hits and they blocked 1,322 shots from the opposition.
New York attempted 4,360 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,817 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 48.3% as they had 3,267 shots while they gave up 3,503 attempts on defense. The Rangers had an offensive zone percentage of 50% and their defensive zone percentage was 50% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they compiled 2,313 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,390 face off losses. On defense New York blocked 1,314 shot attempts and they had 2,164 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders were 43-35 straight up last season
The New York Islanders were 34-40-8 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers were 44-36 straight up last season
The New York Rangers were 37-28-17 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
10/12/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Illness "?" Thursday vs. NY Rangers
10/12/16 C Shane Prince Lower Body is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. NY Rangers
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
10/12/16 D Kevin Klein Back is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. NY Islanders
10/10/16 C Oscar Lindberg Hip out indefinitely
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