Vancouver Canucks vs New York Islanders - Odds and Predictions

How to Watch

Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

When: Saturday, February 1st at 1:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): ESPN+, New York Islanders TV/Radio: SNY, ESPN NY 1050 AM. Vancouver TV/Radio: Sportsnet Vancouver, Sportsnet 650 AM.

Team Notes

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are just eight points behind St. Louis for the top spot in the Western Conference at 62 points, tied with Colorado for 2nd place. Vancouver is 12-13-1 on the road this season, with a plus-18 goal differential. The Canucks stand at +1000 to take the Western Conference and +2000 to win the Stanley Cup.

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are just two points away from dropping out of the Eastern Conference playoff picture as their 63 points are good for 5th place. The Islanders are 15-7-3 at home this season but are watching their goal differential sink to just plus-11 this season. The New York Islanders are holding at +2000 to win the Eastern Conference and +4000 to win the Stanley Cup in June.

Goalie Notes

Vancouver Canucks: Jacob Markstrom (19-13-3, 2.69 goals allowed)

Markstrom was fantastic in his last start, saving 38 of 40 shots against San Jose in a 5-2 Vancouver win on Wednesday night.

  • Away from home, Markstrom is 9-8-1 with a 2.92 GAA and a 90.8% save percentage.
  • Against the Eastern Conference, Markstrom is 8-4-1 with a 2.43 GAA with a 92.4% save percentage this season.
  • Markstrom is 6-2-0 in January, saving 220 of 242 shots with a 90.9% save percentage.

New York Islanders: Semyon Varlamov & Thomas Greiss

Varlamov has lost his last four starts and could have lost the starting job to the backup Greiss.

  • Varlamov allowed 21 goals over his seven starts in January with a 90% save percentage but did post one shutout.
  • Greiss saved 138 of 146 shots in January with a 94.5% save percentage.
  • Greiss has won three of his four starts in January, allowing eight total goals over the month.

Stats to Watch

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver posted the 10th highest scoring average in January, scoring 3.27 goals per game against the 2.96 they’ve allowed.

  • The Canucks’ power play in January was anemic, scoring five goals in 39 chances for a 12.8% success rate.
  • Vancouver is scoring just 2.92 goals per game on the road, but surrendering 3.38 goals per contest this month.
  • The Canucks lead the NHL in road power-play goals with 23 but have had 107 opportunities, 19 more than the second-place team.

New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are 21st in scoring this month, netting 2.86 goals per game, while allowing 2.65 goals per contest.

  • New York scored four power-play goals on 23 chances in January for a success rate of 17.4%.
  • The Islanders are scoring 3.2 goals per game at home, allowing just 2.72 goals per contest.
  • New York has the least amount of power-play chances at home among NHL teams, scoring just 10 goals on 54 chances for an 18.5% success rate.

Last Five Games

Vancouver Canucks

  • Vancouver has won six of their last seven games, including their first two games of the second half.
  • Over their last four victories, the Canucks have scored 15 goals, while allowing just five over that span.
  • The Canucks have scored three or more goals in each of their last four games.

New York Islanders

  • The Islanders ended a three-game losing streak in their last game before the All-Star break with a 4-2 win over crosstown rival, the Rangers.
  • New York has lost three of their last four games at home, allowing four goals per game in the losses.
  • New York has allowed two goals in four of their last five games before the All-Star break.

Vancouver Canucks vs New York Islanders Odds

The latest odds for Canucks vs Islanders are provided by Unibet NJ and 888Sport NJ. For more on betting in the NHL check out guide.

Money Line

Unibet NJ+125-152
888Sport NJ+125-152

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