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Vegas Golden Knights at New York Islanders [Game 12]

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The first game against the N.H.L.'s newest franchise

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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
98.9 FM KRLV ATRM
Barclay's Center MSG+
88.7 FM WRHU
League Value Metric Value League
1st 88.9% Points Percentage 59.1% 11th
17th 12.82% Net Power Play Percentage .00% 30th
13th 86.21% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 85.71% 15th
17th 99.03% Combined Net Special Teams 85.71% 29th
3rd 3.78 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.55 6th
2nd 2.11 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.18 21st
3rd 1.11 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .27 9th
25th 47.54% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 50.85% 12th
27th 47.03% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 50.66% 12th
1st 106.11% P.D.O. (5V5) 103.01% 6th
1st 11.57% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 10.17% 5th
2nd 94.55% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.84% 7th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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Knights on Ice

The New York Islanders take on the (Las) Vegas Golden Knights for the first time ever tonight. The Islanders have started off much better this season than last, currently ranking third in the metropolitan in points percentage. A win tonight would tie them in win column with the Columbus Blue Jackets and put the Islanders in front of them in points with one loss in overtime.

Meanwhile the Golden Knights come in leading the NHL in points percentage despite losing their starting and backup goalies. Their backups haven't faltered a bit as Vegas has the second highest save percentage in the league at even strength to go along with the league's best shooting percentage. Their goal differential also aided by their penalty differential - they generally receive one more power play per game than their opponent which adds up even with their mediocre special teams.

There will be no changes to tonight's lineup. The puck drops at 7:05 P.M. E.S.T.

Vegas Golden Knights Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
David Perron Cody Eakin James Neal
Jonathan Marchessault William Karlsson Reilly Smith
Erik Haula Oscar Lindberg Alex Tuch
Will Carrier Pierre-Édouard Bellemare Tomas Nosek
Left Defence Right Defense
Nate Schmidt Luca Sbisa
Brayden McNabb Deryk Engelland
Colin Miller Brad Hunt
Goalies
Oscar Dansk
Maxime Lagace

New York Islanders Lineup

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