Arizona Coyotes (@2.6) vs New Jersey Devils (@2.1)
26-10-2019

Our Prediction:

New Jersey Devils will win

Arizona Coyotes – New Jersey Devils Match Prediction | 26-10-2019 19:05

Arizona had a lead, and it lasted a full 1:18 before Gibbons tied it with the Devils down a man at 11:55. New Jersey's leading goal scorer broke in on Domingue and faked a shot before using a forehand-backhand move to slide the puck under Domingue. Gibbons drew a hooking call on Oliver Ekman-Larsson on a breakaway, leading to the penalty shot.

He's hard around the front of the net. "At least he had exhibition games (and) played well in the exhibition games. He'll have to get into the pace of the game, but he's a good veteran guy. "He's going to have to get up and going," Head Coach Dave Tippett said. The pace has gone up. He's been off for a couple weeks now.

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That is 16th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 7.44% for the season. They have had 36 power play opportunities and scored 6 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 28th in the NHL. The Coyotes have allowed 27 power play opportunities and have given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74% this year. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 86%, which is ranked 31st in the league. The Coyotes has 1 total points this season, ranking 31st in the NHL in offense. They are 27th in the league with 23 goals while they've given up 44 goals, which is 1st overall.

Taylor Hall was the offensive star with his game winning goal a mere 29 seconds in to the extra session to shell shock the Wild and overcome a 1-0 deficit. Minnesota scored first on Joel Eriksson Eks first career goal in his first NHL contest but Devan Dubnyk and his 30 stops still wasnt enough. The New Jersey Devils have always had the reputation of being stingy and winning the close ones and they did both in a 2-1, overtime decision versus visiting Minnesota on Saturday night. PA Parenteau evened the score at 1-1 with just 8:04 left in regulation while Corey Schneider picked up the win with 28 stops.

Arizona is looking for its first win on its current homestand

On defense has blocked 976 shot attempts and they have 1,737 hits as a unit. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.1% as they have 2,630 shots while they've given up 3,203 attempts on defense. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.3% as they've compiled 1,957 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,094 face off losses. Arizona has attempted 3,539 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,179 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 45.9% for the season. The Coyotes have an offensive zone percentage of 45.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 54.2% so far this season.

Kyle Palmieri has averaged 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. Taylor Hall has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Devils. Cory Schneider has 19 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. He has had 1,537 shots against him and has given up 134 goals. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 20 goals on 152 shots. He has made 1,403 saves for a save percentage of 91%. He has 15 goals this season with 184 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%.

He has made 1,327 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Radim Vrbata has averaged 17.1 minutes of ice time per game. Mike Smith has 16 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 24.4 minutes played per game. He has 33 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. He has 10 goals this season with 119 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 15 goals on 196 shots. He has had 1,453 shots against him and has given up 126 goals.

Eastern Conference

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They have 29 power play goals on 200 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 214 power play opportunities and have given up 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. The Coyotes have a total of 54 points on the season. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.55%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 159 goals scored while they've given up 213 goals to this point.

In a tight battle the Rangers snapped a 2-2 tie less then two minutes in to the final period on Dan Girardis goal with JT Miller and Josh Jooris also scoring to make the 27 save performance of Herik Lundqvist hold up. The Coyotes had both goals come from Radim Vrbata but goalie Louis Dominique absorbed the defeat on 23 saves. Winning on the road is tough in NHL hockey and especially so against a quality opponent and the Arizona Coyotes found that out in a 3-2 defeat versus the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden although Im sure they knew it would be difficult.