Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders prediction & preview 13.01.17
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The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers accommodated Friday night in NHL activity at the BB&T Center.
The New York Islanders could use a animation aback achievement afterwards accident four of their endure 5 games. The Islanders are averaging 2.7 goals per bold and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their ability play opportunities. Anders Lee leads New York with 14 goals, John Tavares has 16 assists and Brock Nelson has 85 shots on goal. Defensively, the New York Islanders are acceptance three goals per bold and are killing 80 percent of their opponents ability plays. Jaroslav Halak has accustomed up 64 goals on 669 shots faced and Thomas Greiss has accustomed 39 goals on 533 shots. The New York Islanders accept accustomed two or added goals in six beeline games.
he Florida Panthers attending for a atom of bendability afterwards agreeable their endure eight games. The Panthers are averaging 2.3 goals per bold and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their ability play opportunities. Jonathan Marchessault leads Florida with 12 goals, Vincent Trocheck has 13 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are acceptance 2.5 goals per bold and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents ability plays. Roberto Luongo has accustomed up 66 goals on 856 shots faced and James Reimer has accustomed 40 goals on 476 shots. The Florida Panthers accept accustomed one or beneath ambition in four of their endure six games.
The Florida Panthers accept absolutely struggled this division so far, abnormally on the road, but the affective a nice 3-0 win in their endure alley game, which was at New Jersey. Grabbing the win over the Devils was Roberto Luongo, who has gone 12-17 with a 2.39 GAA on the year, including 4-8 with a 2.50 GAA on the road, while vs the Islanders in his career he has gone 11-15 with a 2.59 GAA. Luongo chock-full at 28 shots that he faced in the bold for his 1st annihilation of the year and 56th of his career. The Panthers are now just 3-6 in their endure nine amateur all-embracing and they accept gone just 8-15 on the alley for the year, compared to traveling 10-11 at home. They just haven’t played able-bodied at home or on the road.
Scoring in the win over the Devils was Reilly Smith, which was his 8th of the year, Jussi Jokinen, which was his 4th of the year and Vincent Trocheck, which was his 8th of the year. This is not a acceptable abhorrent aggregation and that absolutely has to change if they achievement for a playoff spot. Florida comes in ranked 26th in the alliance in scoring at 2.26 gpg, while aswell baronial 4th in shots taken (32.0 spg) and 23rd in ability play conversions, converting on 15.0% of their chances. At the arresting end of the ice they accept been solid so far as they appear in ranked 10th in goals allowed, giving up just 2.57 gpg, while aswell baronial 22nd in shots accustomed (31.1) and 6th in amends kill, acceptance teams to catechumen on 14.9% of their chances.
New York shows up with a almanac of 15-15-8 including 11-7-4 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They’ve denticulate 106 goals and surrendered 117 for a ambition cogwheel of -11.
The Islanders accept a almanac of 4-3-3 in their endure 10 contests. Their almanac adjoin the advance is 14-23 while their over/under almanac sits at 20-14-4.
The Islanders accept a absolute of 38 credibility on the season. They accept 16 ability play goals on 108 opportunities appropriately far for a allotment of 15%. They accept accustomed 124 ability play opportunities and accept accustomed up 24 goals on those affairs for a amends annihilate allotment of 81%.
Sitting 5th in the Atlantic Division, it’s searching beneath and beneath acceptable that the Panthers will accept a echo cruise to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The aggregation has just been absolutely afflicted and tinkered with to the point of distraction.
The Panthers alone accept three wins in their endure nine amateur and haven’t been able to cord wins calm all season.
Health continues to be a absolutely big issues for Florida. Center Nick Bjugstad is out for two weeks with a lower physique injury.
There is acceptable news, though. Starting goaltender Roberto Luongo absent the endure two amateur with an upper-body abrasion but will play adjoin the Islanders, so one of the bigger goaltenders in the alliance will be aback in action.
The advanced injuries haven’t gotten any better, however. Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov abide on the IR for the accountable future, and that absolutely hurts the Panthers’ offense.