Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Consol Energy Center
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The New York Islanders travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +120 and the Penguins at -133. The over/under has been set at 5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 37-21-8 and on the road they have a record of 17-13-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 190 goals and given up 166 goals for a point differential of +24. The Islanders have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-2-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-29 and an over/under record of 26-35-5. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 36-24-8 including 20-10-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 188 goals and surrendered 173 for a goal differential of +15. The Penguins have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-32 while their over/under record sits at 28-28-12.
John Tavares has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 26 goals this season with 207 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 156 shots. He has 36 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 984 shots against him and has given up 80 goals. He has made 904 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 29 goals this season with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 162 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 29 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,506 shots against him and has given up 119 goals. He has made 1,387 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have 82 total points this season. They have scored 186 goals while giving up 162 goals. They have had 190 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Islanders have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.34% 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 80 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 216 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 186 goals scored while they've given up 169 goals to this point. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,757 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,791 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50% as they have 2,747 attempts while they've given up 2,743 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the season. They have 1,888 face off wins compared to 1,882 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense New York has 1,924 hits and they've blocked 1,048 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 3,956 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,670 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.7% as they have 2,984 shots while they've given up 2,789 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 2,153 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,112 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 881 shot attempts and they have 1,624 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 36-29 straight up
The New York Islanders are 26-35-5 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 35-32 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 28-28-12 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
03/14/16 D Calvin de Haan Groin is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Florida
03/14/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Florida
03/13/16 D Marek Zidlicky Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out indefinitely
03/09/16 GO Jaroslav Halak Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/13/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/13/16 LW Scott Wilson Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs New York Islanders
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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