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Pre-game Report: NYI @ PHI

March 23, 2019, 10:31 AM ET [1 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The New York Islanders are in Philadelphia to face the Flyers today. Here’s the pre-game report.


HEAD TO HEAD

The Islanders have lost their last two games against the Flyers and are 1-2-0 this season against Philadelphia.

The Islanders have been good on the road this year, with a 20-13-3 record to show for.
The Flyers have one of the weaker home records among Eastern Conference teams this season, at 18-15-4.

The Islanders are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games, while the Flyers have been slightly better at 6-4-0.


PLAYERS TO WATCH
Below we look at notable players that have recently performed well or underperformed.

HOT STREAK
PHI: Sean Couturier has 43 points in his last 32 games.
PHI: Claude Giroux has 18 points in his last 13 games.
PHI: Shayne Gostisbehere has seven points in his last seven games.
PHI: Carter Hart has a .946 save percentage in his last four games.
PHI: Travis Konecny has 22 points in 27 games.
PHI: James van Riemsdyk has 15 points in his last 13 games.
PHI: Jakub Voracek has 13 points in his last nine games.

COLD STREAK
NYI: Josh Bailey has no points in his last eight games.
NYI: Anthony Beauvillier has two points in his last 11 games.
NYI: Jordan Eberle has one point in his last 11 games.
NYI: Thomas Hickey has one point in his last 21 games.
NYI: Andrew Ladd has four points in his last 16 games.
NYI: Ryan Pulock has two points in his last 11 games.
PHI: Ivan Provorov has one point in his last nine games.
PHI: Travis Sanheim has no points in his last six games.


GOALIE MATCHUP (Projected Starters)
NYI: Robin Lehner is 3-6-0 against the Flyers in his career with a .896 save percentage.
PHI: Carter Hart has never played against the Islanders.


PERFORMANCE VS OPPONENT
Below, we look at how each player has historically performed vs the opponent.

*Note: I realize PPG isn’t an accurate measure for defenders, but without getting into point shares/deeper defensive stats, analysis for defense will be based on their offensive history.*


NYI INDIVIDUAL vs PHI

OVERPERFORMERS
Matt Barzal= 1.57 PPG (7 GP, 11 Points), Career= 0.91 PPG
Jordan Eberle= 0.94 PPG (16 GP, 15 Points), Career= 0.72 PPG
Tom Kuhnhackl= 0.38 PPG (13 GP, 5 Points), Career= 0.24 PPG
Adam Pelech= 0.42 PPG (12 GP, 5 Points), Career= 0.24 PPG
Ryan Pulock= 0.83 PPG (6 GP, 5 Points), Career= 0.44 PPG

NO DIFFERENCE
Josh Bailey= 0.46 PPG (50 GP, 23 Points), Career= 0.54 PPG
Anthony Beauvillier= 0.56 PPG (9 GP, 5 Points) , Career= 0.40 PPG
Casey Cizikas= 0.32 PPG (28 GP, 9 Points), Career= 0.32 PPG
Cal Clutterbuck= 0.38 PPG (26 GP, 10 Points), Career= 0.29 PPG
Thomas Hickey= 0.26 PPG (19 GP, 5 Points), Career= 0.26 PPG
Leo Komarov= 0.29 PPG (14 GP, 4 Points), Career= 0.36 PPG
Andrew Ladd= 0.59 PPG (34 GP, 20 Points), Career= 0.57 PPG
Nick Leddy= 0.52 PPG (23 GP, 12 Points), Career= 0.43 PPG
Anders Lee= 0.58 PPG (19 GP, 11 Points), Career= 0.61 PPG
Matt Martin= 0.20 PPG (35 GP, 7 Points), Career= 0.19 PPG
Scott Mayfield= 0.33 PPG (9 GP, 3 Points), Career= 0.26 PPG
Devon Toews= 0.00 PPG (2 GP, 0 Points), Career= 0.38 PPG

UNDERPERFORMERS
Robin Lehner= .896 SV%, Career= .917 SV%
Brock Nelson= 0.30 PPG (23 GP, 7 Points), Career= 0.50 PPG


PHI INDIVIDUAL vs NYI

OVERPERFORMERS
Sean Couturier= 0.73 PPG (33 GP, 24 Points), Career= 0.59 PPG
Claude Giroux= 1.08 PPG (48 GP, 52 Points), Career= 0.93 PPG
Shayne Gostisbehere= 0.80 PPG (15 GP, 12 Points), Career= 0.64 PPG
Ryan Hartman= 0.57 PPG (7 GP, 4 Points), Career= 0.36 PPG
Robert Hagg= 0.50 PPG (6 GP, 3 Points), Career= 0.19 PPG
Scott Laughton= 0.54 PPG (13 GP, 7 Points), Career= 0.28 PPG
Nolan Patrick= 0.86 PPG (7 GP, 6 Points), Career= 0.43 PPG
Ivan Provorov= 0.55 PPG (11 GP, 6 Points), Career= 0.40 PPG
Travis Sanheim= 0.67 PPG (6 GP, 4 Points), Career= 0.33 PPG
James van Riemsdyk= 0.79 PPG (33 GP, 26 Points, Career= 0.66 PPG

NO DIFFERENCE
Justin Bailey= N/A, Career= 0.15 PPG
Radko Gudas= 0.33 PPG (21 GP, 7 Points), Career= 0.25 PPG
Carter Hart= N/A, Career= .922 SV%
Travis Konecny= 0.40 PPG (10 GP, 4 Points), Career= 0.54 PPG
Corban Knight= 0.00 PPG (5 GP, 0 Points), Career- 0.20 PPG
Oskar Lindblom= 0.50 PPG (4 GP, 2 Points), Career= 0.36 PPG
Philippe Myers= 0.00 PPG (2 GP, 0 Points), Career= 0.14 PPG
Phil Varone= 0.00 PPG (3 GP, 0 Points), Career= 0.00 PPG
Jakub Voracek= 0.82 PPG (38 GP, 31 Points), Career= 0.76 PPG


UNDERPERFORMERS
N/A


General Summary

The Flyers have won the last two games against the Islanders, both coming just earlier this month. Advantage PHI.

The Islanders have a better road record (20-13-3) than the Flyers do a home record (18-15-3). The Flyers have been slightly better in their last 10 games (6-4-0) than the Islanders (5-5-0). No advantage.

The Flyers have seven key players all on hot streaks and just two on cold streaks. The Islanders have six players on a cold streak. Advantage PHI.

Robin Lehner has a career 3-6-0 record and .896 save percentage against the Flyers. Carter Hart has never played the Islanders but is on a hot streak, with a .946 save percentage in his last four games. Advantage PHI.

The Flyers have 10 players who have overperformed against the Islanders in their career and none that have underperformed. The Islanders have five skaters who overperform against the Flyers and one who underperforms. Advantage PHI.


Puck drop is at 1 p.m.
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