New York Islanders vs Columbus Blue Jackets Expert NHL Picks 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
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Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders (4-3-0, 4th in the Metropolitan Division) go to Nationwide Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Columbus Blue Jackets (3-3-0, 5th in the Metropolitan Division). The Islanders open this matchup at +103 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at -114. The O/U is set at 6. The Islanders are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 3-3 SU. The Blue Jackets are covering 50.0% of the time, going 3-3 straight up.
The New York Islanders were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in their previous game. The Islanders had an average offensive output in the win. In their game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 1 power play opportunity and notched 1 goal on that attempt. New York had 4 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Islanders was 37 and the Corsi against was 54 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 40.7%. Their Fenwick was 32 and the Fenwick against was 41, which gave them a rate of 43.8%. They earned 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 33 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 31.0% and they had a PDO of 108.3 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Winnipeg Jets earned a total of 33 shots. They finished with 2 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play opportunities.
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The Islanders have 8 total points this season, which ranks them 15th in the NHL. They are 23rd in the league in goals scored with 17 while they've given up 18 goals, ranking them 23rd overall. They have had 12 power play opportunities and have scored 4 goals on those chances for a percentage of 33%. That is 4th in the NHL. The Islanders have allowed 18 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 72%, putting them 23rd in the league when short-handed. They average 27 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.90% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 8th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Columbus Blue Jackets went up against the Dallas Stars in a game where the Blue Jackets took home the victory by a final score of 3 - 2. In this outing, Columbus went home with a 47.7% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 42 and the other team having a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.0% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Stars ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Columbus had and it tells us they had an average game overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 103.8 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 43.3%. The Blue Jackets netted 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this one but didn't put one in the back of the net. In discussing their opponent, the Stars had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Columbus conceded 32 shots on goal and the Stars earned 6 penalty mins.
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The Blue Jackets are 22nd in the NHL with a total of 6 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 18 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 23rd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 19 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. That is 22nd in the NHL. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 28th in the league with 14 goals scored while they've given up 20 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.00%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%. That is 25th in the NHL.
New York is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.2%, as they've attempted 287 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 334 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.8% as they have 200 attempts while they have given up 227 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 43.7% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 56.3% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 158 face-off wins compared to 175 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.4%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense New York has 147 hits and they have blocked 107 shots from the opposition, putting them 1st overall.
The Blue Jackets are 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season, which is 23rd in the NHL. They have 111 face-off wins compared to 131 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.9%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Columbus has 105 hits and they have blocked 76 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Columbus is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.9% as they've attempted 230 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 240 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51% ranks 13th as they have 171 attempts while they have given up 164 shots on the defensive end.
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