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New York Islanders at Washington Capitals [Game 71]

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Here we go again.

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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
88.7 FM WRHU MSG+ Verizon Center NBC-WA 106.7 FM WJFK
League Value Metric Value League
22nd 50.0% Points Percentage 62.1% 7th
21st 16.04% Net Power Play Percentage 18.32% 12th
30th 77.55% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 81.58% 19th
26th 93.59% Combined Special Teams Percentage 99.90% 16th
8th 3.21 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.09 11th
31st 3.60 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 2.93 16th
7th .23 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) -.37 26th
27th 47.40% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.05% 23rd
29th 45.66% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.04% 24th
10th 100.79% P.D.O. (5V5) 101.70% 4th
2nd 9.15% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.06% 4th
27th 91.64% Save Percentage (5V5) 92.64% 9th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
The Enemies' Lair
Japers' Rink

The New York Islanders head back on the road for the second game of their home-and-home against the Washington Capitals. Washington can all but dash the Islanders playoffs hopes with a victory in regulation tonight - the Islanders have to go 11-1 at worst for the rest of the season to have greater than 50 percent chance at the playoffs. Given how the team has played this year that doesn't look likely and many are calling for a tank.

The only change to the Islanders lineup tonight will be in net. Jaroslav Halak will come back in while Christopher Gibson heads back to the bench after giving up five goals last night. Braden Holtby will be in net for Washington.

The Capitals lineup is pretty much unknown. Christian Djoos will be in somewhere, presumably for a shaken up Brooks Orpik, but it's still up in the air. Other changes are rumoured as well, so who knows.

Tonight's game will be on MSG+. Puck drop is at 7:05 P.M. E.S.T.

New York Islanders Projected Lineup

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

Washington Capitals Projected Lineup

Unknown because Barry Trotz is dumb and bad.

Update: There we go -