NEW YORK ISLANDERS NOTES:
DATE NYI RESULT SCORE NYI SCORERS IN GOAL
Saturday, March 11 Loss WSH 5 at NYI 1 Engvall Varlamov (22/27)
Forward Pierre Engvall opened the score with his first goal as an Islander, but the New York Islanders were unable to mount a four-goal deficit as they fell to the Washington Capitals, 5-1, Saturday night at UBS Arena. The Islanders fall to 0-1-1 in their four-game season series with Washington, and will face the Capitals twice more before the 2022-23 regular season concludes.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS & UPDATES
Mar. 11 Cal Clutterbuck has been activated off the team’s IR list.
Mar. 2 Arnaud Durandeau has been returned on loan to Bridgeport.
Mar. 1 Goaltender Tristan Lennox has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.
INJURIES GAMES MISSED
Saturday, Mar. 11 vs. Washington L (5-1)
Thursday, Mar. 9 at Pittsburgh W/OT (4-3)
Tuesday, Mar. 7 vs. Buffalo W (3-2)
Saturday, Mar. 4 vs. Detroit W (4-1)
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Minnesota L/SO (2-1)
Sunday, Feb. 26 at Winnipeg W (4-0)
Mar. 15 at Anaheim Honda Center (Anaheim, CA) 10:00pm
Mar. 18 at San Jose SAP Center (San Jose, CA) 10:30pm
Mar. 21 vs. Toronto UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30PM
Mar. 24 at Columbus Nationwide Arena (Columbus, OH) 7:00pm
Mar. 25 vs. Buffalo UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 5:00pm
VS. LOS ANGELES:
Last five meetings (2-2-1)
Feb. 24, 2023 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) L, 3-2
Feb, 26, 2022 Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles, CA) L, 5-2
Jan. 27, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) L, 3-2
Feb. 6, 2020 Barclays Center (Brooklyn, NY) W, 5-3
Nov. 26, 2019 Staples Center (Los Angeles, CA) L, 4-1
Franchise History 50-51-12-1
NYI Home 31-21-5-1
NYI Away 19-30-7-0
DATE LOCATION RESULT/TIME
Feb. 24, 2023 UBS Arena L, 3-2
Mar. 14, 2023 Crypto.com Arena 10:30pm
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Los Angeles Kings in the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season. It is just their fourth meeting since 2022, and the Islanders will look to earn their first road win against Los Angeles since October 18, 2018. The last time these teams met, Adam Pelech found the back of the net with less than five minutes remaining in the third, but the Islanders fell to the Kings in a 3-2 decision at UBS Arena. Tonight begins the Islanders’ three-game West Coast road trip, and their 13th of 15 back-to-back series this season. Since facing the Kings on February 24, the Islanders have played six games and dropped just one decision in regulation, posting a 4-1-1 record in that span. The Islanders have a 6-3-1 record in their last ten games, and will look to bounce back tonight following a 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
The Islanders enter tonight’s matchup with an 83.1% success rate on the penalty kill, fourth in the NHL and second in the Metropolitan Division (Carolina, 83.9%). This season, the Islanders have allowed just 33 power play goals in 195 times shorthanded, tied with Vegas for the third-lowest total in the NHL. They have a 91.7% penalty kill through four games this month, and have allowed just one power play goal through 12 times shorthanded.
THIRD PERIOD ACTION
The Islanders have outscored opponents 17-4 in the third period through their last 11 games. Thursday night against Pittsburgh was the ninth time this season the Islanders have captured a victory when trailing at some point in the third period. The Islanders have also won eight games this season when trailing after two periods, most in the NHL. They have also won 16 games this season when trailing at any point during the game. The Islanders have allowed the first goal in four of their last seven wins. Tuesday night’s victory against Buffalo was their 12th of the season when allowing the first goal (12-17-4).
LOS ANGELES KINGS NOTES:
MARCH 14 vs. New York Islanders – 7:30 PM PT // Venue: Crypto.com Arena // TV: Bally Sports West // Radio: iHeartRadio
- The LA Kings host the New York Islanders for the second, and final, meeting between these two clubs this season (3-2 W on Feb. 24).
- The Kings aim to sweep the season series for the second consecutive year.
- Tonight’s game marks the second game of the Kings’ seven-game homestand (2-1 SOL vs. NSH on Mar. 11; Mar. 16 vs. CBJ; Mar. 18 vs. VAN; Mar. 20 vs. CGY; Mar. 25 vs. WPG; Mar. 26 vs. STL).
1) The Kings have won four of their last five games against the Islanders, including their last three consecutive.
2) No defensive paring has a higher expected goals for per 60 minutes than Vladislav Gavrikov and Matt Roy’s 5.94 (min. ice time: 50 minutes).
3) LA’s 32 home power-play goals this season are tied for fifth-most in the league with Pittsburgh.
4) Quinton Byfield has two points (1-1=2) in three career games against the Islanders.
5) Blake Lizotte’s 29 drawn penalties this season leads all Kings skaters.
vs. NY ISLANDERS ALL-TIME:
All-Time Record: 52-47-12-3
OT: 3-6 (2 ties)
FRANCHISE LEADERS vs. NY ISLANDERS:
Dave Taylor – 46 GP, 44 PTS (17-27=44)
Marcel Dionne – 42 GP, 44 PTS (17-27=44)
Luc Robitaille – 29 GP, 36 PTS (16-20=36)
Butch Goring – 32 GP, 33 PTS (14-19=33)
Wayne Gretzky – 15 GP, 31 PTS (11-20=31)
*-denotes active roster player
LAST MEETING vs. NY ISLANDERS: Feb. 24, 2023 – LAK 3 at NYI 2
Venue: UBS Arena
LAK Goals: Danault (15), Kaliyev (11), Vilardi (18)
NYI Goals: Dobson (12), Pelech (4)
Goalies: LAK: Quick (W; 16 saves – 18 shots) NYI: Sorokin (L; 26 saves – 28 shots)
LAK PP: 0-for-2
LAK PK: 2-for-3
THE NEXT THREE:
Thurs., March 16 | vs. Columbus Blue Jackets | 7:30 p.m. PT | Bally Sports West | LA Kings iHeart Radio Audio Network
The Kings have points in four of their last five meetings vs. the Blue Jackets, dating back to Dec. 19, 2019 (2-1-2).
Sat., March 18 | vs. Vancouver Canucks | 7:30 p.m. PT | Bally Sports West | LA Kings iHeart Radio Audio Network
Anze Kopitar’s 52 points (15-37=52) against Vancouver is second-most in the league among active skaters behind Edmonton’s Connor McDavid (22-39=61).
Mon., March 20 | vs. Calgary Flames | 7:30 p.m. PT | Bally Sports West | LA Kings iHeart Radio Audio Network
Alex Iafallo has a five-game point streak vs. Calgary (2-3=5).
INJURY & MGL REPORT
Player, Games Missed, Date(s), Status
F Trevor Moore, 23 games, Dec. 27 – Jan. 31 (upper-body); Feb. 23 – Mar. 6 (upper-body)
F Alex Iafallo, 23 games, Oct. 18 – Dec. 3 (lower-body)
F Brendan Lemieux, 18 games, Nov. 14 – Dec. 20 (lower-body)
F Arthur Kaliyev, 18 games, Dec. 22 – Jan. 31 (lower-body)
F Carl Grundstrom, 15 games, Jan. 19 – Feb. 26 (lower-body)
F Gabriel Vilardi, 10 games, Nov. 27 (lower-body); Jan. 19 – Feb. 13 (undisclosed)
F Quinton Byfield, 6 games, Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 (illness)
F Viktor Arvidsson, 3 games, Oct. 13 (illness); Oct. 25 (illness); Jan. 11 (illness)
D Sean Durzi, 2 games, Nov. 19 – Nov. 22. (lower-body)
F Kevin Fiala, 1 game, Mar. 11 (lower-body)
D Drew Doughty, 1 game, Dec. 11 (lower-body)
2022-23 Total Regular-Season Man-Games Lost: 120
RECENT TRANSACTIONS (as of 3/13/23)
Mar. 8 – Jordan Spence (D) recalled from Ontario (AHL).
Mar. 9 – Trevor Moore (F) activated from injured reserve.
KINGS VS. THE ISLES
The Kings have historically fared well in matchups against the Islanders at home, securing points in nine of their 10 games against the Islanders at Crypto.com Arena, dating back to the 2009-10 season. Of those 10 games, the Kings’ penalty kill percentage (PK%) has been a perfect 100% in eight of those matchups, allowing only two power-play goals in their last 34 shorthanded situations vs. NYI. No team has a higher home penalty killing percentage against the Islanders during that time than the Kings (min. GP: 10)