Vancouver takes on New York for a non-conference showdown

Vancouver Canucks (26-23-6, sixth in Pacific) vs. New York Islanders (20-22-8, sixth in Metropolitan)

Elmont; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Islanders -134, Canucks +110

BOTTOM LINE: New York and Vancouver hit the ice in a non-conference game.

The Islanders are 10-10-4 at home. New York is last in the Eastern Conference with 29.3 shots per game.

The Canucks are 14-13-3 in road games. Vancouver averages 8.6 penalty minutes per game, the ninth most in the Western Conference. Tyler Myers leads the team in service by 48 minutes in total.

When they last met on February 9, New York won 6-3.

BEST PERFORMERS: Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 19 goals, adding nine assists and totaling 28 points. Zach Parise has 9 points in New York’s last 10 games.

JT Miller has 60 total points while scoring 20 goals and 40 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has eight assists in Vancouver’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-5-2, averaged 2.9 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with save percentage of 0.913.

Canucks: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while allowing 3.6 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Zdeno Chara: day to day (undisclosed), Mathew Barzal: day to day (lower body).

Canucks: Phillip Di Giuseppe: absent (covid-19).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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