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Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders [Game 56]

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The Islanders have a schedule loss while the Hurricanes and Rangers have schedule wins. Thank you NHL.

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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
97.1 FM WXYT FSD Barclays Center MSG+ 88.7 FM WRHU
League Value Metric Value League
25th 48.1% Points Percentage 52.7% 21st
17th 16.67% Net Power Play Percentage 15.29% 22nd
11th 84.47% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 77.02% 28th
14th 101.14% Combined Special Teams Percentage 92.31% 27th
28th 2.62 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.35 3rd
19th 2.96 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.65 31st
19th -.10 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .16 10th
24th 47.91% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.49% 25th
26th 46.75% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 46.19% 28th
21st 99.57% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.94% 9th
18th 7.33% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.37% 1st
18th 92.25% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.58% 27th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The New York Islanders return home to Brooklyn to take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Islanders thoroughly outplayed the Buffalo Sabres last night, but a lackluster performance by Jaroslav Halak and some absolutely woeful play from Dennis Seidenberg proved to be too much for them to overcome as they fell four to three regulation. The Red Wings are the rested team while the Islanders played last night and given the way they've played as of late, that does not make this one look too promising.

The Red Wings trail the Islanders in points and points percentage, but much of that is due to their poor P.D.O. They're better than the islanders in terms of puck possession and their special teams are night and day better. They also have some guy named "Frans Nielsen."

Johnny Boychuk was taken off of the injured reserve list and is expected to play in place of Seidenberg tonight. Greiss will get the start tonight on the second night of the back to back. He'll square off against Petr Mrazek for Detroit.

The Islanders will return to MSG+ tonight - no standard definition feed or special devices required to watch this one. Puck drop will be at 7:05 P.M. The New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes each have schedule victories tonight as the Rangers take on a tired Calgary Flames team and the Hurricanes take on a tired Vancouver Canucks team. Assuming both of those teams take care of business like they should, this is practically a must win for the Islanders.