Islanders vs. Panthers: Betting Odds, Lineups, Noah Dobson Stays In

Noah Dobson #8 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
Noah Dobson #8 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 08: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders looks on during the third period of their game against the Edmonton Oilers at the NYCB’s LIVE Nassau Coliseum on October 08, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

Players to Watch

New York Islanders

. New York Islanders. . Thomas Greiss. G

Greiss holds a fantastic 2.24GAA and 0.930SV% so far this season. But against the Panthers, Greiss has been even better. Since joining the Islanders, Greiss has faced the Panthers on five occasions. Across those five outings, he’s averaged a 1.60GAA and a 0.942SV%.

His best game was earlier this season when he registered a 0.974SV% by allowing only a single goal on 38 shots.

We can’t forget those six games in the playoffs from 2016 where Greiss stopped 221 of 234 shots for a 0.944SV% and where Greiss powered the Isles to their first playoff series victory since 1993.

Greiss just seems to hit another level when he plays the Panthers.

D. . Florida Panthers. . Keith Yandle

The veteran blueliner has been incredible of late for the Panthers. Over his last five games, he has six points. His 26 points on the season have him on pace for 71 by the end of the season.

Yandle has always been a good defenseman, but in Florida, he’s hitting a whole new level. Since joining the Panthers Yandle is scoring 0.68 points-per-game.

Yandle gives the Panthers a smooth-skating defenseman who can lug up the puck through the ice and quarterback the power play. He already has 15 points on the man advantage. More than anyone else on the Panthers.

The Isles 12th ranked penalty kill in the NHL will have a tough time with Yandle working the point on the man-advantage.