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Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders [Game 80]

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Fan Appreciation Night

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7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
97.5 FM WPEN NBCP+
Barclays Center MSG+2 88.7 FM WRHU
League Value Metric Value League
13th 59.5% Points Percentage 46.8% 23rd
20th 15.95% Net Power Play Percentage 18.52% 13th
30th 77.06% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 76.32% 31st
28th 93.02% Combined Special Teams Percentage 94.83% 24th
14th 3.01 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.20 8th
16th 2.97 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.65 31st
2nd .49 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .19 10th
15th 49.85% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 47.02% 27th
17th 49.34% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 45.09% 30th
14th 100.18% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.45% 12th
16th 7.74% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 8.89% 4th
13th 92.44% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.56% 28th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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Game 80 has finally arrived as the schedule mercifully nears its end. The New York Islanders are tied with the Chicago Blackhawks as the eighth worst team in the N.H.L. in points percentage and while it would be fun to play spoiler to the universally-reviled Philadelphia Flyers, it behooves them to lose this game. It might be fan appreciation night, but Islanders fans have been given nothing to be excited about for months on end - given the proximity to Philadelphia during a holiday week, this one has the potential to sound more like an away game.

Christopher Gibson's emergency recall status expired and he was returned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Thomas Greiss gets the nod in tonight's contest. He'll be up against Petr Mrazek who has been nothing short of repugnant since arriving in Philadelphia.

The Islanders will roll with six defensemen in tonight's contest as Brandon Davidson and Dennis Seidenberg sit this one out. Casey Cizikas is still out with an injury and while it looked like Alan Quine might play, that isn't happening. Cal Clutterbuck, Chris Wagner, and Ross Johnston will once again make up a fourth line that sees two individuals with a Fenwick for percentage under 40 percent and relative percentages worse than negative ten percent.

This game is being relegated to the MSG+2 in New York as the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, and New York Knicks are all playing. In Philadelphia, the game can be seen on NBC Sports Philadelphia Plus as the Philadelphia 76ers are playing. The channel lineup is listed below.