[7:08 PM] Canucks @ Islanders

Who will WIN this matchup?

Vancouver Canucks (4-6-2)

@ New York Islanders (4-6-2)


Starting Goalies:

Ryan Miller (VAN): Confirmed

Jaroslav Halak(NYI): Confirmed


Current odds:

Vancouver Canucks: (+165)

New York Islanders: (-185)


The Vancouver Canucks stormed out of the gate this season with a four-game winning streak but have been unable to record a victory since. Vancouver attempts to halt its eight-game slide (0-7-1) on Monday as it continues its six-game road trip against the New York Islanders.

While he certainly is not the only culprit, Loui Eriksson has contributed very little offensively while registering only four assists in 12 games without scoring a goal. The 31-year-old Swedish left wing, who was signed to a six-year, $36 million contract in July, reached the 30-goal plateau for the second time in his career last season with Boston. Daniel Sedin, who is the franchise leader in goals (358) and points (947), ended a seven-game drought Saturday with his third tally of the campaign.

Despite the loss of Hamonic, New York set a franchise record Saturday as Nick Leddy’s tally marked the eighth consecutive game in which a member of the team’s blue line registered a goal. Islanders defensemen have scored a total of 12 goals this season – including four by Dennis Seidenberg, who is three away from matching his career high set in 2010-11 with Boston. Captain John Tavares is riding a four-game point streak and has not been kept off the scoresheet in consecutive contests since the first two of the season.

Islanders LW Brock Nelson has gone three games without a point after notching two in each of his previous two contests.

Vancouver is last in the NHL on the power play with a 7.7 percent conversion rate (3-for-39).

New York rookie LW Anthony Beauvillier appeared in his 10th game Saturday, activating the first year of his entry-level contract.


StreakSmarts Pick: New York Islanders

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick