New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, NHL Picks 3/10/2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
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Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks (35-27-6, 4th in the Pacific Division) host the New York Islanders (35-23-9, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) at Rogers Arena on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The Canucks open this matchup at -120 while the Islanders are priced at +109. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Islanders are covering 50.0% of the time, having gone 32-32 SU. The Canucks are covering 49.2% of the time, going 32-33 straight up.
The New York Islanders were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 defeat against the Carolina Hurricanes in their last game. The Islanders offense left a lot to be desired in this defeat. In this game, they scored on 2 of the 26 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to score a goal. New York had 15 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Islanders sat at 44 and the Corsi against at even strength was 42 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 51.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 33 while the Fenwick against sat at 34, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 49.3%. They earned 24 face-off wins and lost 31 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 48.9% and they had a PDO of 99.3 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Carolina Hurricanes racked up a total of 28 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 11 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 5 power play opportunities.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have 79 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 24th in the league in goals scored with 185 while they've given up 186 goals, ranking them 25th overall. They have had 165 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the NHL. The Islanders have allowed 174 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.41% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 8th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Vancouver Canucks played the Columbus Blue Jackets in a game where the Canucks were on the wrong end of the score by a tally of 2 - 1. While out there on the ice, Vancouver wound up with a 51.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 47 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 44. Their Fenwick percentage was 53.1% with a Fenwick of 34 and the Blue Jackets finishing with a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vancouver played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO was 94.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 53.8%. The Canucks netted 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play chances in this one but didn't score a goal. On the other side of the ice, the Blue Jackets had 2 power play chances but were not able to take advantage. Vancouver gave way to 22 shots on goal and the Blue Jackets racked up 6 minutes in the box.
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The Canucks are 21st in the NHL with a total of 76 points this year. They have 56 power play goals on 234 opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That ranks them 4th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 16th in the NHL. As a team, the Canucks are 10th in the league with 220 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals, which is 16th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.38%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 12th in the NHL.
New York is 28th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.7%, as they've attempted 3,089 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,527 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.1% as they have 2,273 attempts while they have given up 2,557 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 29th in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 48.2% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 1,478 face-off wins compared to 1,496 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That ranks them 18th in the league. On defense New York has 1,803 hits and they have blocked 970 shots from the opposition, putting them 1st overall.
The Canucks are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 47.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52.5% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 1,694 face-off wins compared to 1,465 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.6%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Vancouver has 1,258 hits and they have blocked 900 shots from the opposition, which is 3rd in the league. Vancouver is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4% as they've attempted 3,179 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,390 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.1% ranks 20th as they have 2,398 attempts while they have given up 2,490 shots on the defensive end.
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