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New York Islanders at San Jose Sharks [Game 5]

Power Play Goal Please

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
10:30 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+ SAP Center NSCA 98.5 FM KFOX
League Value Metric Value League
23rd 37.5% Points Percentage 33.3% 24th
28th .00% Power Play Percentage 23.08% 11th
8th 87.50% Penalty Kill Percentage 78.57% 21st
27th 87.50% Combined Special Teams 101.65% 15th
20th 2.50 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.33 22nd
19th 3.50 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.67 22nd
20th -.25 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.33 21st
10th 52.49% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 50.81% 13th
10th 52.90% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 41.53% 30th
22nd 97.51% P.D.O. (5V5) 94.63% 28th
23rd 5.88% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 5.76% 25th
17th 91.62% Save Percentage (5V5) 88.88% 27th
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
Fear The Fin

The New York Islanders continue on their California trip as they head out to the Bay area to take on the San Jose Sharks. The Islanders are fresh off of their disappointing three to two loss where John Gibson played the hero as he stopped 39 shots and held the Islanders scoreless on the power play despite five opportunities against. The Islanders haven't scored in their first fifteen power play opportunities, a large reason why they come into this bout with a sub-.500 points percentage.

The Sharks come into this one with different woes. Their special teams are a little above average, but their shooting and goaltending have both been bottom five in the league at even strength. That should eventually regress towards the norm a bit and the Islanders will have to do their best to ensure that it doesn't occur on their watch.

Thomas Greiss is back in the net tonight. The Islanders have swapped Greiss with Jaroslav Halak each game as neither has looked all that exceptional. A win tonight in a game where he performs well would likely lead to more opportunities going forward, but they'll still likely go to Halak tomorrow against the Los Angeles Kings.