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New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders [Game 46]

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So what's this called here? The PATH train battle?

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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
660 AM WFAN MSG+2 Barclay's Center MSG+ 88.7 FM WRHU
League Value Metric Value League
7th 61.9% Points Percentage 55.6% 19th
6th 19.55% Net Power Play Percentage 14.19% 24th
4th 86.99% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 77.46% 29th
5th 106.54% Combined Special Teams Percentage 91.65% 27th
8th 3.17 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.51 2nd
22nd 3.10 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.64 31st
24th -.31 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .13 13th
24th 47.90% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.50% 20th
20th 48.21% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 46.84% 27th
14th 100.56% P.D.O. (5V5) 101.23% 7th
8th 8.67% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.69% 1st
25th 91.89% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.55% 27th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
All About The Jersey

The New York Islanders take to the ice for the second time in less than 24 hours, this time on home ice. They'll take on the Metropolitan division rivals from across the river in the New Jersey Devils. A win tonight and the Islanders would tie the Devils in points (though New Jersey would have two games in hand).

The Islanders stole a game last night against the Montreal Canadiens that they had no business winning. Shot attempts were 69 to 33 at the end of the game and the Canadiens carried the scoring chance and high danger chance ratio as well. Fortunately for the Islanders Thomas Greiss had one heck of a performance as he stopped 52 of the Canadiens 56 shots, but they'll need to be much better tonight.

Dennis Seidenberg might be in for Scott Mayfield tonight as Mayfield took a shot to the face in last night's game. That will be a game time decision, but all other spots appear to be set. Josh Bailey has started to skate again while Johnny Boychuk and Andrew Ladd haven't started practicing again.

The Islanders get yet another goaltending break again in tonight's contest. After beating up on the league's tenth worst goalie by adjusted save percentage in Carey Price in last night's game, they'll get to square off against its fourth worst goalie in Keith Kinkaid. Of course Price has a much longer track record of success in this league and there's a much lower chance of regression against Kinkaid, so there's no reason the Islanders high-powered offense shouldn't click here tonight.

Jaroslav Halak gets the start in tonight's contest. The Islanders get the MSG+ broadcast tonight while the Devils will be on MSG+2. Puck drop will be at 7:05 P.M. E.S.T.

Update:

Mayfield in, Pelech out.

Update again:

Pelech in, Fritz out.

New Jersey Devils Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Taylor Hall Nico Hischier Jesper Bratt
Marcus Johansson Travis Zajac Drew Stafford
Miles Wood Pavel Zacha Kyle Palmieri
Brian Gibbons Brian Boyle Stefan Noesen
Left Defence Right Defense
Andy Greene Sami Vatanen
John Moore Damon Severson
Will Butcher Ben Lovejoy
Goalies
Keith Kinkaid
Ken Appleby


New York Islanders Projected Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Anders Lee John Tavares Alan Quine
Anthony Beauvillier Mathew Barzal Jordan Eberle
Shane Prince Brock Nelson Michael Dal Colle
Jason Chimera Tanner Fritz Cal Clutterbuck
Left Defence Right Defense
Nick Leddy Sebastian Aho
Thomas Hickey Ryan Pulock
Adam Pelech Dennis Seidenberg
Goalies
Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss