Thursday, February 23, 2017
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The New York Islanders head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, February 23, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Islanders at +134 and the Canadiens at -148. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New York comes into this game having played 59 games. They have an overall record of 28-21-10 and away from home they have a record of 8-13-4. The currently are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 175 goals for a point differential of +2. The Islanders have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 27-31 and an over/under record of 31-23-5. Montreal shows up with a record of 32-20-8 including 18-8-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 169 goals and surrendered 155 for a goal differential of +14. The Canadiens have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-28 while their over/under record sits at 24-26-10.
Josh Bailey has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 12 goals this season with 133 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. John Tavares has averaged 20.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 22 goals on 194 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 19 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,006 shots against him and has given up 82 goals. He has made 924 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
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Max Pacioretty has accumulated 52 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 28 goals this season with 186 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Alexander Radulov has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 110 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Carey Price has 25 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,334 shots against him and has given up 109 goals. He has made 1,225 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have 66 total points this season. They have scored 177 goals while giving up 175 goals. They have had 172 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Islanders have allowed 173 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.71% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Canadiens have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 181 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 211 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Islanders have a total of 169 goals scored while they've given up 155 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.60%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 3,326 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,689 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.2% as they have 2,482 attempts while they've given up 2,671 shots on the defensive end. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 1,692 face off wins compared to 1,778 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense New York has 1,472 hits and they've blocked 1,018 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 3,417 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,301 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 2,481 shots while they've given up 2,408 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 1,840 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,832 face off losses. On defense Montreal has blocked 893 shot attempts and they have 1,263 hits as a unit.
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 27-31 straight up
The New York Islanders are 31-23-5 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 30-28 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 24-26-10 against the over/under
New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
02/22/17 RW Cal Clutterbuck Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. Montreal
02/22/17 C Casey Cizikas Hand "?" Thursday vs. Montreal
02/16/17 C Shane Prince Upper Body out indefinitely
01/10/17 D Travis Hamonic Knee out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take New York +134
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