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New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks 02/09/2022 Game Analysis, Tips and Betting Forecast
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New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks 02/09/2022 – The New York Islanders are about to face a grueling second half of the season. Marred by a series of postponements caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Islanders are now forced to play 43 games in a span of 80 days. The tough road begins on Wednesday when they return to action after the All-Star break in Vancouver to face the Canucks. Based on the latest NHL Betting Lines, the visiting Islanders are offered as slight favorites on the road with a -120 match winner price. The puck is scheduled to drop at 10:30 PM Eastern Time with live broadcast on TNT and NHL.TV.
New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks 02/09/2022
When: Wednesday, February 9, 10:30 PM ET
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks 02/09/2022 Betting Odds:
New York Islanders
A wild-card spot, at least, is still within reach for the Islanders. As it stands, the team needs to rack up 17 points in order to take the said postseason spot in the Eastern Conference. New York dropped three of its last four games before the All-Star break, and it certainly affected the morale of the team. Wednesday night could serve as a much-needed restart for the Islanders. Against the Canucks in Vancouver, sportsbooks believe the Islanders can steal one on the road. It goes to show that certain aspects of the team’s game indicate that a huge push late in the season is still possible for them.
Players to watch: M. Barzal C (G 10, A 18, PTS 28), B. Nelson C (G 14, A 8, PTS 22), J. Bailey RW (G 3, A 17, PTS 20).
It seems that the Canucks are eager to make a statement. In their return to the rink on Tuesday, Vancouver trounced the visiting Arizona Coyotes, 5-1, setting up an exciting battle against the Islanders in the second game of a back-to-back at the Rogers Arena. The tenure of new head coach Bruce Boudreau has been topsy-turvy for Vancouver. After a hot start, Boudreau then found himself in the middle of a challenging stretch where the Canucks dropped nine of their past 15 games. The race for the Playoffs continues to be tight in the Pacific Division. That means every win counts for every team in the group. The Canucks are in high spirits after Tuesday’s victory; although it remains to be seen whether they can carry it over on Wednesday, one certain thing for the team is their trust that they can post back-to-back impressive performances at home.
Players to watch: J.T. Miller C (G 15, A 29, PTS 44), Q. Hughes D (G 2, A 32, PTS 34), E. Pettersson C (G 11, A 13, PTS 24).
New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Islanders’ last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Vancouver’s last 9 games.
Islanders vs Canucks Betting Picks
Both the Islanders and Canucks are eager to win on Wednesday. Now, it will just be a battle of who wants it more. As suggested by the top betting sites for NHL, ice hockey fans will be treated with an exciting match that will go down to the wire. Both teams will trade goals for the majority of the game. But come clutch time, the visitors will shift to a higher gear to seize a victory on the road.
Score Prediction: Islanders 4, Canucks 3.