New York Islanders at Vancouver Canucks - 2/9/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

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Vancouver Canucks (20-20-6) vs New York Islanders (16-17-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm (Rogers Arena)

Betting Odds: Vancouver Canucks +150 / New York Islanders +150 --- Over/Under: 4.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Islanders host the Vancouver Canucks In Wednesday action.

The Vancouver Canucks come into this road contest with an overall record of 20-20-6. Through 46 games, the Canucks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 115 times, good for a rank of 26th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Vancouver is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.67 goals per game. So far, the Canucks have a strength of schedule rating of 6th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 20th ranked team in the NHL.

The New York Islanders get set to host the Vancouver Canucks with an overall record of 16-17-6. This mark places them 6th in the Metropolitan division. Through 39 games, the Islanders have scored 93 goals, giving them an average of 2.36. This output gives them a rank of 32nd among NHL teams. On defense, they are the 3rd ranked unit, giving up 2.62 goals per contest. So far, they have played the 28th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account their scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 23rd in the NHL.

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Through 44 games, the Vancouver Canucks' goal and overall scoring leader is J.T. Miller with 44 points. He has reached his mark of 15 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.0%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Quinn Hughes, who has 32 assists to go along with his 2 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10.0. Vancouver's top goalie is Thatcher Demko, who is giving up an average of 2.62 goals per game. In his 34 games played, he has turned in 19 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 39 games, New York's leading goal scorer is Brock Nelson. With his 14 goals and 8 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 22 points. On the season, he is turning 20.6% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Islanders have benefited from the strong play of Mathew Barzal, who is New York's overall leader in points. In his team's 39 games, he has scored 10 goals on a shooting percentage of 11.1%. However, when on the ice, the Islanders are -7 in scoring differential. New York's top goalie is Ilya Sorokin, who is giving up an average of 2.31 goals per game.In his 26 games played, he has turned in 17 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

When looking at the Vancouver Canucks' performance during 5 on 5 time, their shooting percentage of 5.8% puts them below the league average. However, they have made up for this lack of efficiency by generating 5 on 5 scoring chances at an above-average rate. Based on the quality of their shot attempts, advanced metrics show the Canucks should have at least 25.1 more goals on their total. On the other side, the Islanders are also struggling during even play, but like their opponent, they should be in line for some regression as their quality of shot metrics show they should have 19 more goals on the season. With an over-under at 4.5 goals, look for this game to go over that total.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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