Thursday, January 26, 2017
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at -120 and the Islanders at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Montreal comes into this matchup having played 49 games. They have an overall record of 29-13-7 and on the road they have a record of 12-8-4. Currently they are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 149 goals and given up 122 goals for a point differential of +27. The Canadiens have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 28-20 and an over/under record of 21-19-9. New York shows up with a record of 20-17-9 including 14-8-5 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 133 goals and surrendered 135 for a goal differential of -2. The Islanders have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-26 while their over/under record sits at 24-18-4.
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Alexander Radulov has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 12 goals this season with 93 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Max Pacioretty has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 21 goals on 153 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Carey Price has 22 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,051 shots against him and has given up 83 goals. He has made 968 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Tavares has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 19 goals this season with 147 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 7 goals on 100 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 6 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 669 shots against him and has given up 64 goals. He has made 605 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Canadiens have 65 total points this season. They have scored 149 goals while giving up 122 goals. They have had 151 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Canadiens have allowed 173 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.12% 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 49 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 133 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 14%. They have allowed 138 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Canadiens have a total of 133 goals scored while they've given up 135 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.53%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Montreal has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've attempted 2,817 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,704 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.1% as they have 2,053 attempts while they've given up 1,964 shots on the defensive end. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 1,529 face off wins compared to 1,503 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.4%. On defense Montreal has 1,019 hits and they've blocked 740 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 2,551 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,988 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 1,901 shots while they've given up 2,150 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 49.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they've compiled 1,336 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,392 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 838 shot attempts and they have 1,155 hits as a unit.
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 28-20 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 21-19-9 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 19-26 straight up
The New York Islanders are 24-18-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
12/10/16 D Greg Pateryn Ankle expected to miss 8 weeks
12/07/16 C David Desharnais Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
01/23/17 C Alex Galchenyuk Knee expected to miss Thursday vs. NY Islanders
01/19/17 D Andrei Markov Groin out indefinitely
01/04/17 RW Brendan Gallagher Hand expected to miss 8 weeks
New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
01/24/17 LW Anders Lee Illness "?" Thursday vs Montreal
01/24/17 LW Anthony Beauvillier Foot "?" Thursday vs Montreal
01/10/17 D Travis Hamonic Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New York +109
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