New York Islanders: Advanced Look at Isles Power Play and Penalty Kill
Where do the New York Islanders stand on PP/PK?
As per hockey-reference.com, the New York Islanders have performed at just-above-average levels on the power play but are nearly last in the NHL while playing shorthanded.
The Isles are 30/144 on the power play this season, giving them a 20.83% PP%. Compared to the league average of 19.28%, the Islanders are just above the middle of the pack.
The Isles are ranked second to last in the league on the penalty kill. The rest of the NHL, on average, kills 80% of their penalties. The New York Islanders kill just 74.1% of their penalties (35 GA/135 PK Att).
In an encouraging sign, this past Sunday in an overtime win against the New Jersey Devils, the Isles were five for five on the PK. The Islanders will need performances similar to their showing against the Devils on Sunday to keep in contention as the season rolls on.
As the New York Islanders press on through the season, the effectiveness of their power play and penalty kill units will surely play a large role. If the Isles plan on transforming into the team they truly believe they are, which is a playoff team, they will need special performances out of their special teams.
As we move forward in this slideshow, we’ll discuss and analyze the advanced statistics of the Islanders main and supporting PP and PK casts.