Thursday, February 18, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Washington Capitals travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -105 and the Islanders at -105. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Washington comes into this matchup having played 55 games. They have an overall record of 41-10-4 and on the road they have a record of 20-6-2. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 184 goals and given up 126 goals for a point differential of +58. The Capitals have 4 overtime losses including 1 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 40-14 and an over/under record of 23-21-11. New York shows up with a record of 30-19-6 including 19-8-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 161 goals and surrendered 141 for a goal differential of +20. The Islanders have 6 losses in OT and 3 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 29-25 while their over/under record sits at 23-28-4.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 35 goals this season with 276 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Evgeny Kuznetsov has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 16 goals on 120 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 35 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,263 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 1,169 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
John Tavares has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 21 goals this season with 170 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 25 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 15 goals on 131 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 16 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 741 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 690 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have 86 total points this season. They have scored 181 goals while giving up 125 goals. They have had 173 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Capitals have allowed 174 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.81% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 162 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 161 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 157 goals scored while they've given up 138 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.35%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Washington has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 3,115 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,152 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.4% as they have 2,345 attempts while they've given up 2,307 shots on the defensive end. The Capitals start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 1,614 face off wins compared to 1,636 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.7%. On defense Washington has 1,290 hits and they've blocked 845 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,189 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,141 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 2,320 shots while they've given up 2,288 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 53.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 1,575 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,553 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 853 shot attempts and they have 1,662 hits as a unit.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 40-14 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 23-21-11 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 29-25 straight up
The New York Islanders are 23-28-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
01/13/16 RW Jay Beagle Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
New York Islanders Injuries
02/16/16 D Calvin de Haan Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Washington
01/18/16 D Adam Pelech Shoulder out for season
01/08/16 LW Eric Boulton Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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