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New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs [Game 62]

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MSG+2 tonight

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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+2 Air Canada Centre SN 950 AM CJCL
League Value Metric Value League
21st 52.5% Points Percentage 63.7% 6th
18th 16.75% Net Power Play Percentage 17.06% 15th
28th 76.84% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 85.31% 6th
27th 93.59% Combined Special Teams Percentage 102.37% 10th
3rd 3.33 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.31 5th
31st 3.59 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.77 11th
10th .23 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.11 21st
27th 46.77% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 49.96% 17th
30th 45.24% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 51.50% 10th
7th 101.06% P.D.O. (5V5) 102.23% 2nd
3rd 9.26% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.28% 2nd
25th 91.80% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.96% 8th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The Islanders are out of the country as they take to Toronto to battle the Maple Leafs. The Islanders have had three days of rest and have hopefully recuperated from the five to three loss from the Minnesota Wild. The Islanders out-attempted the Wild in that game, but allowed a season-high 22 chances from high danger areas during five-on-five play after score adjustments.

it's no secret that the Islanders have struggled as of late and this is one of the worst possible matchup for them to try and get rolling against. Toronto is a high P.D.O. team that has the second highest shooting percentage in the league while the Islanders are 27th in shot attempt ratio, 30th in unblocked shot attempt ratio, 31st in shot on goal ratio, 30th in scoring chance ratio, and 28th in high-danger chance ratio. They allow more high danger chances, scoring chances, shots on goal, and unblocked shot attempts per 60 minutes than any other team in the N.H.L. They're going to have to play their best game tonight and hope that Jaroslav Halak does the same. Basically the Islanders should win this one five to nothing.

Matt Martin will face his former team as he returns to the lineup for Toronto tonight, in place of whom remains unknown. Martin has been a healthy scratch for the Maple Leafs and they are allegedly trying to dump his contract. Rumors have floated around that Toronto would be willing to part with assets for a team to take Martin leading to speculation that this could be to showcase him to the Islanders in the event they miss his services.

The Islanders lineup will remain untouched tonight. As mentioned earlier, Jaroslav Halak will be in net. Frederick Andersen is in for Toronto.

Tonight's contest will be aired on MSG+2. Here is the channel guide for those effected:

New York Islanders Projected Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Anders Lee John Tavares Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier Mathew Barzal Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ladd Brock Nelson Cal Clutterbuck
Ross Johnston Casey Cizikas Tanner Fritz
Left Defence Right Defense
Nick Leddy Johnny Boychuk
Thomas Hickey Ryan Pulock
Adam Pelech Sebastian Aho
Goalies
Jaroslav Halak
Christopher Gibson

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

Nobody knows yet because Mike Babcock is a jerk.