Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +111 and the Islanders at -123. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 65 games. They have an overall record of 34-23-8 and on the road they have a record of 14-13-4. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 179 goals and given up 166 goals for a point differential of +13. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-31 and an over/under record of 27-26-12. New York shows up with a record of 36-20-7 including 19-8-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 184 goals and surrendered 158 for a goal differential of +26. The Islanders have 7 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-27 while their over/under record sits at 25-33-5.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 28 goals this season with 187 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeni Malkin has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 27 goals on 156 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 27 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,425 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,313 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Tavares has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 23 goals this season with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. 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. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 148 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 17 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 952 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 873 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 76 total points this season. They have scored 177 goals while giving up 162 goals. They have had 207 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 202 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.34% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 79 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 185 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 184 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 155 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.42%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've attempted 3,767 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,515 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 2,849 attempts while they've given up 2,676 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. They have 2,072 face off wins compared to 2,016 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,575 hits and they've blocked 839 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,599 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,596 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 2,629 shots while they've given up 2,601 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 52.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 1,790 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,793 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 995 shot attempts and they have 1,837 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 33-31 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 27-26-12 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 35-27 straight up
The New York Islanders are 25-33-5 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
03/06/16 LW Carl Hagelin Head "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
02/23/16 D Ben Lovejoy Upper Body out indefinitely
02/04/16 RW Eric Fehr Lower Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/02/16 RW Beau Bennett Shoulder out indefinitely
New York Islanders Injuries
03/06/16 D Calvin de Haan Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Pittsburgh
02/25/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body out indefinitely
01/18/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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