Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
On Thursday in the NHL, we've got a match-up between the Montreal Canadiens and the New York Islanders. The Montreal Canadiens are coming off a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Andrew Shaw had a big night with 1 goals and 1 assists. It's possible that Tomas Plekanec was the best player on the ice for the Montreal Canadiens with 2 points. Tomas Plekanec is currently in the top bunch for his team offensively. Alexander Radulov had a multi goal game. Alexander Radulov is in the top five in points for his team this year. Daniel Carr scored once for the Montreal Canadiens. Nathan Beaulieu had an assist. Torrey Mitchell had an assist.
It looks like Thomas Greiss will get the call in this one. He last played on Tuesday and put together a 0.913 save percentage. In 12 games at home last season, he posted a 8-4-0 record and 0.921 SV%.
Carey Price will man the pipes for the Montreal Canadiens in this one. In his latest game, he was fantastic, allowing 1 goals. When playing away from home last season he posted a 0-4-0 record with a 0.908 save percentage.
The New York Islanders need to work on their structure as they've had trouble moving the puck up the ice this season. The New York Islanders are 14-8-5 when playing at home this season. The Montreal Canadiens have been unremarkable when playing on the road with a 12-8-4 record. The New York Islanders have gone 5-9 when playing Eastern-Atlantic opponents this season. The Montreal Canadiens have gone 10-7 when playing Eastern-Metropolitan opponents this season. The New York Islanders are 6-16 when playing a team with a winning record.
We like the home team's chances in this game.
Game Time: 7:05 PM ET
New York Islanders 111