Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
The New York Islanders and Los Angeles Kings will engage in some cross conference play in this match-up. In their latest game, the New York Islanders won 3-0 over the Dallas Stars. John Tavares had a multi goal game. It's been a good year so far for John Tavares, he has 34 points. Calvin de Haan scored once for the New York Islanders. Anders Lee had an assist. Nikolai Kulemin picked up an assist in the third period.
Jean-Francois Berube is expected to get the call here. In his latest game, he was perfect, allowing 0 goals. Jean-Francois Berube was not good when playing at home last season with a 0.875 SV% over 1 appearances.
Peter Budaj will man the pipes for the Los Angeles Kings in this one. In his latest game, he was poor, allowing 3 goals. Over his last 1 games facing the New York Islanders, he has gone 1-0-0.
It would help if the defenseman of the New York Islanders would move the puck up the ice more efficiently as they allow 30 shots per game. The New York Islanders have been middle-of-the-road at home, posting a 12-8-4 record. The Los Angeles Kings have gone 8-11-3 on the road. The New York Islanders have gone 1-3 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Los Angeles Kings have gone 7-6 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New York Islanders have gone 5-16 against teams with a record above .500. The New York Islanders have been second-rate when playing against a team with a record above .500, posting 5 wins and 16 losses.
We like the New York Islanders to roll in this one.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
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