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New York Islanders at Los Angeles Kings [Game 6]

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Finishing up in California

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10:30 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+ Staples Center FSLA 790 AM KFAM
League Value Metric Value League
17th 50.0% Points Percentage 87.5% 1st
30th .00% Power Play Percentage 15.79% 20th
12th 82.35% Penalty Kill Percentage 94.44% 2nd
28th 82.35% Combined Special Teams 110.23% 8th
21st 2.60 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.25 12th
14th 3.00 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 1.75 1st
14th .20 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .25 12th
17th 49.65% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 53.89% 8th
15th 49.57% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 54.34% 6th
16th 100.64% P.D.O. (5V5) 103.28% 6th
21st 6.83% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.10% 13th
8th 93.80% Save Percentage (5V5) 94.18% 4th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The New York Islanders wrap up their California trip tonight as they take on the Los Angeles Kings in the Staples Center. The Islanders come in after their three to one victory last night which saw Thomas Greiss Stand on his head to steal one against the San Jose Sharks. The Kings are coming off of a victory in their own right, defeating the Buffalo Sabres by a score of four to two.

There will be no changes to the forwards or the defense tonight as the team sticks with what won them last night's game. Jaroslav Halak replaces Greiss in net - something that's not entirely too surprising coming off of a back to back, but it would be nice to have some consistency in net. Neither Halak nor Greiss have started two consecutive games.

The Islanders will have to be on their A game tonight to beat Los Angeles, who comes in first in the league in points percentage with some great possession numbers and good performances on special teams and in net. The Kings have the second best penalty kill in the N.H.L. this year and the Islanders have yet to score a goal on the power play. Hockey is far to often a strange game and both teams are due for some regression, so perhaps they can break that tonight en route to a victory.

Islanders Lines

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Anders Lee John Tavares Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ladd Mathew Barzal Josh Bailey
Jason Chimera Brock Nelson Josh Ho-Sang
Nikolay Kulemin Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
Left Defence Right Defense
Nick Leddy Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan Ryan Pulock
Thomas Hickey Scott Mayfield
Goalies
Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss