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New York Islanders at Minnesota Wild [Game 10]

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-AT-
8:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+ Xcel Energy Center FSN 100.3 FM KFAN
League Value Metric Value League
10th 61.1% Points Percentage 42.9% 25th
30th 7.14% Power Play Percentage 27.27% 5th
20th 78.57% Penalty Kill Percentage 76.67% 26th
31st 85.71% Combined Special Teams 103.94% 10th
12th 3.22 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.14 14th
15th 3.00 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.29 21st
15th .00 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -1.14 30th
16th 49.73% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.73% 24th
18th 49.45% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.32% 9th
6th 102.96% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.95% 17th
7th 9.31% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.52% 18th
7th 93.65% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.43% 14th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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Fresh off of a home victory against the Arizona Coyotes, the New York Islanders take their talents to beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota to take on the Minnesota Wild. The Islanders come into this one two games over N.H.L. .500 with a .611 points percentage - that's good for tenth in the league. Meanwhile, the Wild are floundering to start the N.H.L. season with the 25th ranked points percentage in the league.

The Islanders have been abetted by a bit of puck luck so to speak as of late as seen by their 6th ranked P.D.O. in even strength situations. Their shot attempt ratio and scoring chance ratio has fallen just short of 50 percent, but they've been winning regardless. They should still look to bolster those ratios though as the shooting and save percentages might not be sustainable.

Fortunately, tonight's opponent in the Wild present a perfect chance for the Islanders to get back on the right side of the ledger. They come in ranked 25th in shot attempt ratio and it's lead partially to their slow start. They've fallen just short of the even 1.00 break even point in P.D.O. so they have been a bit unlucky, but it's mostly been the possession numbers that have damned them (though their scoring chances have been quite high).

Thomas Greiss gets the nod tonight in net for the Islanders. He'll go against the usually-stellar Devan Dubnyk. They'll be backed up by Jaroslav Halak and Alex Stalock, respectively. Puck drop is at 8:05 P.M. E.S.T.

Islanders most hated man Nino Niederreiter won't play tonight. Fans that were looking forward to their team getting spurned by players that left their team will have to look to Jared Spurgeon instead for that bit of Islanders misfortune. Everyone is incredibly disappointed.


New York Islanders Lineup

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

Minnesota Wild Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jason Zucker Mikko Koivu Mikael Granlund
Tyler Ennis Eric Staal Luke Kunin
Marcus Foligno Joel Eriksson Ek Chris Stewart
Daniel Winnik Matt Cullen Gustav Olofsson
Left Defence Right Defense
Ryan Suter Jared Spurgeon
Kyle Quincey Mathew Dumba
Mike Reilly Jonas Brodin
Goalies
Devan Dubnyk
Alex Stalock