Vancouver takes on New York for non-conference showdown
Vancouver Canucks (26-23-6, sixth in the Pacific) vs. New York Islanders (20-22-8, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders -134, Canucks +110
BOTTOM LINE: New York and Vancouver hit the ice in a non-conference matchup.
The Islanders are 10-10-4 at home. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 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 serving 48 total minutes.
In their last meeting on Feb. 9, New York won 6-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 19 goals, adding nine assists and totaling 28 points. Zach Parise has 9 points over the last 10 games for New York.
J.T. Miller has 60 total points while scoring 20 goals and totaling 40 assists for the Canucks. Elias Pettersson has eight assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-5-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.8 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
Canucks: 6-4-0, averaging 4.1 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.6 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 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: out (covid-19).