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GameThread: I Am A Rock, I Am an ISLAND

The Islanders have lost their last three, but the Ducks are going through their own troubles at the moment, particularly in goal.

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New York Islanders
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 PM PST
Honda Center

TV: Prime, MSG+
Radio: AM830,

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Numbers for Nerds:

This game features two players in the top five in odds to win the Hart Trophy according to Bovada, Corey Perry (#2 5/1) and John Tavares (#5, 13/2). P.S. Ryan Getzlaf is sixth on that list at 10/1.

Team Records

Ducks: 10-3-0, 20 points, 1st in Pacific, 2.69 GF/GP, 1.85 GA/GP
Islanders: 6-5-0, 12 points, 3rd in Metro, 3.18 GF/GP, 3.54 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders

Leading scorers: Corey Perry (11 goals, 4 assists, 15 points), Ryan Getzlaf (3-11-14), Ryan Kesler (3-5-8); Cam Fowler leads defensemen with 1-7-8
Time on ice: Francois Beauchemin (22:25 per game), Hampus Lindholm (22:17), Sami Vatanen (20:47); Ryan Getzlaf leads forwards with 20:22 of ice time
Possession (5v5 FF%, minimum 7 games played): William Karlsson (60.95%), Matt Beleskey (57.14%), Ben Lovejoy (55.03%)

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Islanders Team Leaders

Leading scorers: Brock Nelson (6-6-12), John Tavares (5-7-12), Kyle Okposo (4-8-12); Among Defensemen: Johnny Boychuk (2-7-9)
Time on ice:
Johnny Boychuk (22:21) Lubo Visnovsky (21:14) John Tavares (20:57)
Possession (5v5 FF% minimum 7 games played): Nick Leddy (60.39%), Josh Bailey (59.57), Ryan Strome (59.06%)

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Ducks: Frederik Andersen (7-1-0, .941 Sv%, 27.6 shots faced/game) Jason LaBarbera (With Anaheim - 1-0-0, .889 Sv%, 18 Shots faced/Game; With Norfolk - 3-2-0, 898 Sv%, 27.4 Shots faced/Game)
Islanders: Jaroslav Halak (3-4-0, .891 Sv%, 30.1 Shots faced/Game), Chad Johnson (3-1-0, .870 Sv%, 23 shots faced/Game)

Power Play

Ducks: 17.6% (18th in the NHL), Corey Perry leads team with 4 PP goals
Islanders: 20.4% (10th), John Tavares and Brock Nelson 3 PPG each

Penalty Kill

Ducks: 86.4% (7th in the NHL), Devante Smith-Pelly and Andrew Cogliano: 1 shorty each
Islanders: 64.4% (30th), Nikolai Kulemin 1 SHG