New York hosts Toronto after Nelson’s 2-goal game – The Bakersfield Californian

Toronto Maple Leafs (12-6-1, second in the Atlantic) vs. New York Islanders (5-7-2, eighth in the Metropolitan)

Elmont; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders -101, Maple Leafs -118; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts the Toronto Maple Leafs after Brock Nelson scored two goals in the Islanders’ 5-2 loss to the Flames.

The Islanders are 1-5-1 against Eastern Conference opponents. New York averages 11.6 penalty minutes per game, the second-most in the Eastern Conference. Kyle Palmieri leads the team serving 29 total minutes.

The Maple Leafs are 8-4-1 in conference play. Toronto averages just 3.0 penalties per game, the least in the Eastern Conference. Michael Bunting leads them averaging 0.4.

The teams square off Sunday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Palmieri leads the Islanders with six assists and has 7 points this season. Nelson has eight goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.

John Tavares leads the Maple Leafs with 16 points, scoring eight goals and adding eight assists. Auston Matthews has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Toronto.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 4-5-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.3 assists, 3.9 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.

Maple Leafs: 8-2-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 5.1 assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a .950 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Josh Bailey: day to day (health protocols).

Maple Leafs: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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