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Anaheim Ducks at New York Islanders [Game 34]

The struggling Islanders have a perfect opportunity to get back on track against a beat up Ducks team

Will Josh Bailey keep cooking?
Will Josh Bailey keep cooking?
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
830 AM KLAA PRIT Barclays Center MSG+ 88.7 FM WRHU
League Value Metric Value League
23rd 51.4% Points Percentage 57.4% 15th
16th 16.33% Net Power Play Percentage 14.53% 20th
8th 85.71% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 76.24% 31st
13th 102.04% Combined Special Teams Percentage 90.77% 30th
29th 2.63 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.56 2nd
17th 2.97 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.53 31st
30th -1.00 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .47 7th
29th 46.37% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.54% 18th
31st 45.39% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.49% 20th
9th 101.01% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.98% 10th
11th 8.14% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.51% 2nd
7th 92.87% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.48% 27th
Data from and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
Anaheim Calling

The New York Islanders morale took a huge blow on Tuesday as they fell to the Detroit Red Wings by a score of six to three. The score was not indicative of the way they played as they had nearly double the shot attempts, but then again the shots didn't tell the same story as Detroit controlled possession and were simply missing the net. Thomas Greiss faltered heavily, but the rest of the team wasn't stellar in their own right.

Fortunately for them, they're at home for tonight's contest against an Anaheim Ducks team that bottom third in the league in points percentage and lucky to be there. The Ducks are one of the worst possession teams in the league and only out-rank the New York Rangers and Arizona Coyotes in shot attempt ratio. They're in the bottom third in the league in points percentage. They're dead last in scoring chance ratio. Simply put, they aren't good.

Shane Prince will make his season debut as Anthony Beauvillier exits. That puts Brock Nelson back at center while Steve Bernier inexplicably gets more playing time. Thomas Hickey also comes back in after his stint on the injured reserve list while Dennis Seidenberg exits.

Jaroslav Halak is back in for the seemingly defective Thomas Greiss. Anaheim will spell John Gibson for a game and go with Ryan Miller for tonight's contest. That may sound like a reprieve, but Miller has found the fountain of youth this year and is second in the league in five-on-five save percentage out of all goalies with at least five starts.

Puck drop will be at 7:05 and airs on MSG+.

Anaheim Ducks

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Nick Ritchie Ryan Getzlaf Rickard Rakell
Andrew Cogliano Adam Henrique Jakob Silfverberg
Kevin Roy Antoine Vermette Ondrej Kase
Chris Wagner Derek Grant Logan Shaw
Left Defence Right Defense
Hampus Lindholm Josh Manson
Cam Fowler Kevin Bieksa
Francois Beauchemin Brandon Montour
Ryan Miller
John Gibson

New York Islanders

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Anders Lee John Tavares Josh Bailey
Andrew Ladd Mathew Barzal Jordan Eberle
Jason Chimera Casey Cizikas Steve Bernier
Shane Prince Brock Nelson Cal Clutterbuck
Left Defence Right Defense
Nick Leddy Johnny Boychuk
Adam Pelech Scott Mayfield
Thomas Hickey Ryan Pulock
Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss