Toronto Maple Leafs (21-33-11, 30th in NHL) vs. New York Islanders (37-20-7, 10th in NHL)

Puck drop: 7 p.m. ET
Arena: Air Canada Centre
Watch: Sportsnet

Who’s Hot

  • Nikita Soshnikov: 3 points (2g,1a) in his last 4 games
  • PA Parenteau: 6 points (3g,3a) in his last 7 games

Who’s Cold

  • Martin Marincin: 0 points in last 8 games

Matchup Stats

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Overall StatsNYITor
Record %0.6330.408
Home Winning %0.6670.397
Away Winning %0.550.323
Shootout Winning %0.5710.455
Goal Differential Per Game0.41-0.58
Shot Differential Per Game0.080.82
Hits Per Game29.127.7
PIM Per Game8.89.3
Opponent PIM Per Game9.38.5
Goals Per Game2.842.31
Even Strength Goals Per Game2.171.83
Power Play Goals Per Game0.580.46
Shots Per Game30.331.3
Shots Per Goal10.613.6
Team Shooting %9.40%7.40%
Power Play %19.60%14.70%
Goals Against Per Game2.442.89
ES Goals Against Per Game1.972.14
PP Goals Against Per Game0.390.66
Shots Against Per Game30.230.49
Shots Against Per Goal12.3910.54
Opp. Team Shooting %8.10%9.50%
Penalty Kill %86.60%80.10%
Save %0.9190.905
Goals Against Average2.42.84
Opponent Save %0.9060.926
Opponent Goals Against Average2.82.27
Opponent Shutouts27

Mike Babcock Game Day

New York Islanders Projected Lineup

Brock Nelson – John Tavares – Ryan Strome
Josh Bailey – Frans Nielsen – Kyle Okposo
Anders Lee – Nikolay Kulemin – Shane Prince
Matt Martin – Casey Cizikas – Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy – Johnny Boychuk
Thomas Hickey – Travis Hamonic
Brian Strait – Ryan Pulock

Starting Goalie: Thomas Greiss

Injured: Mikhail Grabovski (upper body), Calvin de Haan (lower body), Marek Zidlicky (upper body), Jaroslav Halak (lower body)

Scratched: Steve Bernier, Eric Boulton, Jean-Francois Berube

Toronto Maple Leafs Projected Lineup

Nikita Soshnikov – Nazem Kadri – Leo Komarov
PA Parenteau – William Nylander – Zach Hyman
Milan Michalek – Peter Holland – Michael Grabner
Colin Greening – Brooks Laich – Ben Smith

TJ Brennan – Morgan Rielly
Jake Gardiner – Frank Corrado
Martin Marincin – Connor Carrick

Starting Goalie: Garret Sparks
Jonathan Bernier

Injured: Stephane Robidas (lower body), Joffrey Lupul (middle body), James van Riemsdyk (foot fracture), Jared Cowen (hip tightness), Tyler Bozak (upper body), Byron Froese (broken hand), Matt Hunwick (sports hernia), Viktor Loov (lower body)

Scratched: Brad Boyes

Status report ( Brennan was recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League on Wednesday to replace Loov, who had been recalled Tuesday to replace Hunwick, who will miss the remainder of the season because of a sports hernia. Brennan leads the Marlies with 55 points in 59 games. … If Halak can’t be the backup, Berube could play behind Greiss. Berube last played Feb. 6.

Who’s hot ( Leddy has five assists in the past three games. …Okposo has two goals and four assists in his past four games. … Lee has three goals and two assists during a four-game point streak. … Nielsen has one goal and five assists during a three-game point streak.

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