New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks Prediction, 2/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Location: Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Islanders (-110) Canucks (-110)
Rogers Arena is the location where the Vancouver Canucks (20-20-6) will attempt to beat the New York Islanders (16-17-6) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Islanders at -110 while the Canucks open at -110. The betting total is set at 6.
The New York Islanders were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-0 loss to the Kraken their last time on the ice. New York compiled 2 penalty minutes in this matchup. They also had 1 chance on the power play but weren't able to score. The Islanders had a below average offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they went home without being able to finish on any of the 19 shots they put on net.
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New York Islanders opponents have earned 99 power play tries (32nd in professional hockey) and have scored 17 goals in those attempts. The Islanders have had 1,204 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .915. New York has attempted 1,122 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.2%. When playing at even strength, the Islanders have given up 85 goals while scoring 74 on offense. New York comes into the game with 102 power play chances and they have added 18 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 17.65%. For the current campaign, they have scored 38 points and their points percentage sits at .487. With regard to their scoring, the New York Islanders have notched 92 goals (32nd in the NHL) for the season and have surrendered 102.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Ilya Sorokin. Over the course of his time in hockey, Sorokin has earned 32 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .681. His save percentage currently sits at .922 in his 2,802 minutes between the pipes. Sorokin has seen 1,341 shots taken against him and he has 1,236 saves. The opposition has notched 105 goals versus Sorokin in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.25. He has a win-loss record of 26-14-8 and he started in 47 games. Sorokin has participated in 48 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last contest, Vancouver went up against the Predators in an outing where the Canucks went home in defeat by a tally of 4-2. The Canucks had 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
For the season, the Vancouver Canucks have tallied 112 goals, 46 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have granted a total of 123 goals to be scored by of a combination of 83 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Canucks are sitting with 84 goals at even strength and 28 goals (14th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 148 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 18.92%. Vancouver has taken 1,485 shots (8th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 7.54%, while allowing their opponents 1,444 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 69.92% on the other teams 133 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.5%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jaroslav Halak defending the goal. Halak has a lifetime mark of 283-177-64 and has played in 548 games. Halak's percentage of quality starts is 56.6% and he has qualified for 288 quality starting assignments in his career. He has accrued 14,254 saves out of 15,559 shots taken, giving him a save % of .916. The opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has conceded 1,305 goals overall. He has been a starter 509 games and has played for a total of 31,552 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Vancouver (-110)
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