The Canucks and Islanders wil play each other for the second time this season tonight. The Canucks won the first meeting 4-3 but that game was in Vancouver and tonight's game is in New York. Let's get into our Canucks vs Islanders Prediction - NHL Picks 1/9/24.
The Canucks have been impressive offensively, leading the NHL in average goals scored per game. They have shown their scoring prowess in recent games, having scored four or more goals in three of their last six matchups.
Vancouver's record stands at 26-11-3, and they have been particularly strong when outshooting their opponents, with a record of 12-5-2 in such games.
The Canucks have a solid power play percentage, ranking 9th in the league, which could be crucial in this matchup.
New York Islanders:
The Islanders have a record of 18-11-10 and are hosting the game at UBS Arena. They have shown some defensive vulnerabilities, ranking 22nd in goals allowed per game.
Their power play and penalty kill percentages have been areas of concern, with the team ranking 31st in penalty kill percentage.
The Islanders will be looking to bounce back after a recent 5-2 defeat to the Vegas Golden Knights.
The game is expected to be a high-scoring affair, with the Canucks' offensive firepower likely to challenge the Islanders' defense. The prediction is leaning towards an over on 6 goals for the game.
The Canucks are also a good pick with the moneyline as underdogs, given their offensive capabilities and recent form.
The Canucks are on the second night of a back to back but they played the New York Rangers last night so not much travel from last night until tonight.