Saturday, April 2, 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 Saturday, April 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -102 and the Islanders at -108. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 44-25-8 and on the road they have a record of 19-14-4. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 224 goals and given up 192 goals for a point differential of +32. The Penguins have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 9-1-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-33 and an over/under record of 33-30-14. New York shows up with a record of 42-25-9 including 24-9-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 214 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of +18. The Islanders have 9 losses in OT and 5 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-34 while their over/under record sits at 30-39-7.
Sidney Crosby has accumulated 80 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 32 goals this season with 233 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 48 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kris Letang has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 16 goals on 210 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 35 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 1,665 shots against him and has given up 132 goals. He has made 1,533 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Tavares has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 29 goals this season with 237 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 32 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 21 goals on 185 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 21 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,117 shots against him and has given up 85 goals. He has made 1,032 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have 96 total points this season. They have scored 220 goals while giving up 188 goals. They have had 249 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Penguins have allowed 239 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.57% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 93 points on the season. They have 41 power play goals on 212 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 214 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 209 goals scored while they've given up 191 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.24%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 52.7% as they've attempted 4,558 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,094 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.8% as they have 3,446 attempts while they've given up 3,085 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.4% for the season. They have 2,446 face off wins compared to 2,383 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,853 hits and they've blocked 1,009 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 4,304 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,389 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 3,137 shots while they've given up 3,161 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 52.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 2,153 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,184 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 1,228 shot attempts and they have 2,164 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 41-33 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 33-30-14 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 40-34 straight up
The New York Islanders are 30-39-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
12/08/15 RW Pascal Dupuis Blood Clot has retired
04/01/16 D Brian Dumoulin Concussion "?" Saturday vs. NY Islanders
03/31/16 RW Bryan Rust Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. NY Islanders
03/25/16 D Olli Maatta Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/16 LW Scott Wilson Ankle out indefinitely
03/13/16 C Evgeni Malkin Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
03/04/16 C Kevin Porter Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
New York Islanders Injuries
04/01/16 D Travis Hamonic Knee "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh
03/18/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Upper Body out indefinitely
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
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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