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New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets [Game 38]

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It's not really the end of the year unless the Islanders are in Winnipeg.

Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports
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8:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+2 MTS Centre TSN3 1290 AM CFRW
League Value Metric Value League
13th 59.5% Points Percentage 63.2% 7th
14th 16.00% Net Power Play Percentage 21.17% 5th
30th 78.18% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 82.84% 18th
25th 94.18% Combined Special Teams Percentage 104.00% 8th
2nd 3.59 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.29 5th
30th 3.49 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.84 10th
7th .41 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .08 15th
19th 49.07% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.40% 11th
24th 47.47% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 52.21% 10th
7th 101.22% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.39% 14th
2nd 9.56% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.52% 8th
27th 91.65% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.88% 22nd
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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It isn't actually the end of the year until the New York Islanders are in the MTS Centre taking on the Winnipeg Jets. The NHL schedule makers seemingly love to put the Islanders in Winnipeg around the end of the year. This time they won't end the year in Winnpeg, but it's close enough to count.

The Islanders dominated the scoreboard against Winnipeg in their last contest by a score of five to two at Barclays Center only six days ago, but that much of that was a difference in goaltending. Jaroslav Halak was astounding for the Islanders in net as he stopped 38 of the 40 shots the Jets had while Steve Mason was a sieve allowing five goals in 29 shots. They'll likely need another stellar performance from Halak tonight as Winnipeg carries an advantage in most statistical categories and Connor Hellebuyck will be in net instead of the leaky Mason.

Anthony Beauvillier will get the healthy scratch tonight as Doug Weight has opted to roll with Steve Bernier instead. Shane prince and Bernier are the fourth and fifth worth possession forwards in the league with at least three games played by relative Corsi and it would behoove Garth Snow to acquire some assistance for that line as soon as possible. Ryan Pulock will come back into the lineup as Johnny Boychuk was placed on the injured reserve list earlier today.

The puck will drop at 8:05 E.S.T. and can be found on MSG+2. More high definition stations have been added. For those without MSG+2 in high definition that still wish to watch the game in H.D., connect your computer to your sets and login through MSG GO or use a ChromeCast or AppleTV.

New York Islanders Lineup

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

Winnipeg Jets Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Kyle Connor Blake Wheeler Patrik Laine
Nikolaj Ehlers Bryan Little Mathieu Perreault
Andrew Copp Adam Lowry Brandon Tanev
Shawn Matthias Matt Hendricks Joel Armia
Left Defence Right Defense
Josh Morrissey Jacob Trouba
Dmitry Kulikov Tyler Myers
Ben Chiarot Tucker Poolman
Goalies
Connor Hellebuyck
Steve Mason