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New York Islanders at Florida Panthers [Game 26]

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Thank God Dave Tallon is back.

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7:30 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+ BB&T center FSFL 560 AM WQAM
League Value Metric Value League
8th 64.0% Points Percentage 44.2% 28th
29th 12.50% Net Power Play Percentage 13.95% 24th
27th 72.50% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 68.29% 31st
28th 85.00% Combined Special Teams Percentage 82.25% 29th
1st 3.76 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 2.88 21st
24th 3.28 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.38 27th
8th .32 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .15 14th
14th 50.81% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.11% 22nd
16th 49.51% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.58% 25th
3rd 101.83% P.D.O. (5V5) 99.35% 21st
2nd 9.99% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 7.49% 20th
21st 91.84% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.86% 20th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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Fresh off of their first regulation loss at home, a six to five loss at the hands of the Ottawa Senators, the Islanders take to the road to take on another underwhelming opponent in the Florida Panthers. The Senators were 26th in points percentage coming into the game against the Islanders - the Panthers are even worse at 28th. Things haven't exactly gone well for them since they've put Dave Tallon back in charge and they're a far cry from the team that the Islanders eliminated in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2016.

Outside of the penalty differential, nearly nothing is going right for this Panthers franchise. They come in bottom ten in nearly ever important statistical category. While things have gone horridly for the Islanders on special teams, Florida is one of only three teams worse than them in that aspect.

As for the Islanders, they played one of their worst games of the year on Saturday posting a 44.66 percent Corsi for percentage after scoring adjustments against a team that's one of the worst possession teams in the league. The score easily could have been worse. As a result, they've gone ahead and made a lineup change as Thomas Hickey draws in for Dennis Seidenberg. Jaroslav Halak will be in net.

Florida has the irregular 7:35 puck drop time. Tonight's game will be on MSG+.

New York Islanders Lineup

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

Florida Panthers Lines

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Jonathan Huberdeau Aleksander Barkov Nick Bjugstad
Jamie McGinn Vincent Trocheck Denis Malgin
Connor Brickley Jared McCann Radim Vrbata
Micheal Haley Derek MacKenzie Colton Sceviour
Left Defence Right Defense
Keith Yandle Aaron Ekblad
Mike Matheson Mark Pysyk
Ian McCoshen Alex Petrovic
Goalies
Roberto Luongo
James Reimer