|10:30 PM EST|
|88.7 FM WRHU||MSG+||SAP Center||NSCA||98.5 FM KFOX|
|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|
|23rd||5.88%||Shooting Percentage (5V5)||5.76%||25th|
|17th||91.62%||Save Percentage (5V5)||88.88%||27th|
|Data from Hockey-Reference.com 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.