Arizona Coyotes vs New York Islanders NHL Tips 10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (5-2-1, 5th in the Pacific Division) go to Nassau Coliseum on Thursday where they'll meet the New York Islanders (5-3-0, 4th in the Metropolitan Division). The Islanders open this contest at -125 while the Coyotes are priced at +113. The total opens at 5.5. The Coyotes are covering 62.5% of the time, having gone 5-3 SU. New York is covering 57.1% of the time, going 4-3 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 2 losses, ranking them 5th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 24 goals which is 12th in the conference and 21st in the league. Their goal differential is +9, ranking them 4th in the league. The Coyotes currently have a total of 11 points, which is 16th in the league and 9th in the West. When looking at shots on goal, they currently have a total of 262 which is 14th in the West and 24th in the league. As a team, Arizona has obtained a total of 97 hits which means they have an average of 12.1 per game. They currently have a total of 84 blocks for this year. The man in the crease for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played a total of 358 minutes minding the goal for the campaign. Kuemper is conceding an average of 1.68 GAA which ranks him 2nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 3rd among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he has given up 10 goals. He has a save % of .944 which ranks him 1st among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the New York Rangers in their previous game. The Coyotes were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the victory. In this outing, they scored on 3 of the 35 shots they looked to score on. They also had 5 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Arizona ended up with 4 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 48 and the Corsi against was 32 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 60.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 23, which gave them a rate of 58.2%. They earned 17 face-off wins and lost 21 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 59.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.0 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the New York Rangers earned 19 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty minutes and they had 2 power play chances.
The Islanders will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 5 wins and 3 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they are sitting 10th in the East and 17th in the NHL with 0. They have earned a total of 20 goals for the season which ranks them 13th in the conference. New York has a save % as a team of .923 which currently has them ranked 9th in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.9% which is good for 10th in the conference. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.54 goals against average and that has him ranked 5th among East goalies and 14th among goalies in the NHL. In the 212 minutes he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 9 goals. He has a save % of .923, which puts him at 6th among East goalies and 14th among goalies in the NHL.
The New York Islanders played the Columbus Blue Jackets in an outing where the Islanders ended up with the victory by a tally of 3 - 2. While out there on the ice, New York wound up with a 42.9% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 48 while their opponent had a Corsi of 64. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.3% by earning a Fenwick of 40 and the Blue Jackets earning a 35 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that New York played and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO was 99.2 and their oZS percentage was 51.4%. The Islanders scored 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 0 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Blue Jackets had 1 power play attempt but were not able to notch a goal. New York conceded 36 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets racked up 0 minutes in the box.
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