The New York Islanders start on a four-game Western Conference road trip in Denver tonight as they take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Islanders are 4-4-2 in their last ten games and one their last contest against the Detroit Red Wings in a strange game where they dominated everything but the scoreboard. They’ll need that same level of tenacity tonight if they want to defeat the high-powered offense of the Avalanche.
Thomas Greiss will get the start again tonight. He wasn’t exactly tested a ton against Detroit, but what chances they did see were pretty good. As a result we saw his delta save percentage in five-on-five play increase while his overall save percentage decrease. The Avalanche make every shot count and he’ll need to be sharper tonight.
Puck drop is at 9:00 P.M. E.S.T.