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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Skinny: Isles 4, Rangers 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick
 
Game 25
Isles 4, Rangers 2
Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves, including nine during a four-minute Ranger power play, and Andrew Ladd scored the game-winning goal as the Islanders improved to 4-0-1 in their last five games with a 4-2 win over the Rangers before a sellout crowd of 15,795 at Barclays Center.
 
Scott Mayfield and Jason Chimera both scored in a first period in which the Isles spent six minutes killing penalties but emerged with a 2-0 lead.
 
The Scoring:
 
1ST PERIOD
07:03    New York         Scott Mayfield (1) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (7), Anders Lee (2)       0-1
17:24    New York         Jason Chimera (4) ASST: Brock Nelson (10)      0-2
 
2ND PERIOD
00:56    NYR                Jimmy Vesey (9) ASST: Rick Nash (7)   1-2
02:18    New York         Andrew Ladd (3) ASST: Shane Prince (5)           1-3
08:54    NYR                 Marc Staal (3) ASST: J.T. Miller (12), Chris Kreider (11)  2-3
 
3RD PERIOD
11:13    New York         PPG - John Tavares (7) ASST: Josh Bailey (12), Nick Leddy (7)  2-4
 
The Skinny
The Isles have scored the first goal in six consecutive games (4-1-1) after doing so only five times in the first 19 games…It's the first time the Isles have scored the first goal in six consecutive games since February 2015…The Isles regained NHL-.500 for the first time since October 23rd (3-3-0) … JF Berube dressed as the back-up goalie for the eighth straight game… The Isles improved to 7-0-1 when leading after two periods… The Isles defense chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist, raising the season totals to 19-35-54…Scott Mayfield, an emergency recall, scored his first goal of this season and second goal of his NHL career…Shane Prince has been on-ice for 10 Islander goals this season; he has recorded nine points on those 10 goals…The Rangers played without Michael Grabner, who was attending his grandmother's funeral in Austria…Among active goalies, only Marc-Andre Fleury (30) and Ryan Miller (15) have beaten the Rangers more often than Jaroslav Halak (14)…The Islanders converted a third period power play; it was only their 9th power play goal of the season and first in five games…Jason Chimera scored for the third time in four games…Calvin deHaan blocked seven shots for the fourth time this season; he is 3rd in the NHL with 69 blocks…Brady Skjei was on-ice for all three Islander even-strength goals and finished -3…Mats Zuccarrello had five shots (and 11 attempts on net); he has only one career goal against the Isles.
 
The Injuries
Both Matt Puempel (in the first period) and Rick Nash (in the second period) left the game with injuries and did not return.  With only ten forwards for much of the game, the Rangers used four forwards (Mats Zuccarello, JT Miller, Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider) for at least 20 minutes.

Milestone Men
Jack Capuano recorded his 220th NHL win, breaking a tie with the legendary Herb Brooks for 65th place on the all-time NHL win list…John Tavares played his 535th Islander game, tying Claude Lapointe for 20th place on the all-time club list.
 
Countdown to 500
John Tavares extended his point streak to three games, and recorded his 491st career point. He needs just 9 points to become the 10th player in Islander history with 500 career points.
 
Killing It Off
The Isles have not allowed a power play goal in their last 7 games, stopping all 19 opponent opportunities.  Counting the final Anaheim opportunity on November 22nd, the Isles have killed 20 straight.  The Isles went six games without allowing a power play goal last March, they were perfect in a club record 15-game stretch from 11/27/15-12/29/15 (killing 42 straight before the Sabres ended the streak on New Year's Eve).

Last Minute Heroes
The Isles have scored twice in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
·        11/25 – SJ Sharks -- Nick Leddy (19:02); tied game, but Isles lost in regulation
·        11/30 – Pit Penguins – Anders Lee (19:33); Game Winning goal
 
Fit to Be Tied
The Isles have allowed the final goal of regulation in all seven of their games that have gone to overtime this season, including three in the final minute:
 
·        10/16 – Ana Ducks – Ryan Getzlaf (19:00); Isles won in OT
·        11/3 – Phi Flyers – Jakob Voracek (19:02/PP); Flyers won in SO
·        11/12 – Fla Panthers – Jonathan Marchessault (19:46); Panthers won in OT
 
Late Losses
The Isles have been tied in the third period in six of their 10 regulation losses (and 10 of their 14 overall losses) but have allowed the lead goal in the final 3 minutes of regulation five times:
 
·        10/18 – SJ Sharks - Joe Pavelski (17:49)
·        10/26 – Mtl Canadiens - Shea Weber (17:03)
·        10/27 – Pit Penguins - Sidney Crosby (17:35)
·        11/23 – LA Kings – Dwight King (17:07)
·        11/25 – SJ Sharks – Patrick Marleau (19:37)
 
Home Til the Holidays
The Isles are in a stretch where they will play 10 out of 14 at home.  By the time the Isles host the Capitals on December 27th, the Isles will have played 22 of their first 34 games at home.
 
The Isles are 3-0-1 at home and 1-0-0 on the road during this stretch.  The Isles do not play consecutive road games again until after Christmas.
 
The Shots
Isles         9-13-10=32
Rangers   16-11-11=38
 
The Isles outshot the Rangers 28-25 at even-strength.
 
The Isles are 5-3-2 when they outshoot their opponents and 1-1-0 when the shots are even but are 4-6-3 when they are outshot.
 
Home and Road
The Islanders are 10-10-5 overall; 8-4-4 at home and 2-6-1 on the road. 
Rangers is 17-9-1 overall; 10-4-1 at home and 7-5-0 on the road.
 
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 3-3-2 in Division games and 7-7-3 in games versus other divisions (1-4-2 vs. Atlantic, 1-0-0 vs. Central and 5-3-1 vs. Pacific).   The Isles are 4-7-4 against the East and 6-3-1 against the West.
 
Last season the Isles went 18-8-4 in Division games and 27-19-6 in games against other divisions. The Isles went 19-7-2 against the Western Conference, including 12-0-2 at home.

In the Nets
Jaroslav Halak made 36 saves to improve to 5-6-5 on the season and 14-7-0 in his career against Rangers. 
Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves but falls to 12-8-1 on the season and 30-18-6 against the Isles in his career.

Power Plays
The Islanders were 1-2 on the power play, while the Rangers were 0-6. 
The Isles are 2-4-3 when they score at least one power play goal and 8-6-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 3-5-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 7-5-2 when they do not. 

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 9-1-2 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-9-3 when they do not.  The Isles were 37-4-2 when they scored at least three goals (including SO winners) last season.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 4-4-4 in games decided by a single goal including 1-4-0 in regulation. They are 2-3 in games decided in overtime and are 1-2 in shootouts.  The Isles are 1-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.

First Goal
The Isles are 7-1-3 when they score first and are 3-9-1 when they allow the opening goal. 

Second to The One
Jack Capuano, the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history, is 220-186-60 behind the Islander bench.  Among the 9 New York area teams, only the Yankees' Joe Girardi has led his team longer than Capuano. 

Most games coached (Islanders):
1.      Al Arbour 1,500
2.      Jack Capuano 466
3.      Mike Milbury 191
4.      Terry Simpson 187
5.      Scott Gordon 181
 
Most wins by Islander coaches:
1.      Al Arbour 740
2.      Jack Capuano 220
3.      Terry Simpson 81
4.      Peter Laviolette 77
5.      Ted Nolan 74

Capuano ranks 73rd in NHL history with 466 games coached, five behind Ted Nolan and six behind Bob Gainey. His 220 wins places him 65th all-time, one behind Bob McCammon, and 9 behind Robbie Ftorek.

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 2-2-0 on the back-end.  Last season, the Isles went 5-5-5 on the front-end and 9-3-3 on the back end of back-to-backs.  
The Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season; the next set is December 15th vs Chicago and December 16th in Buffalo.
 
Tired vs. Rested
·        The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before.
·        The Isles are 4-1-2 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
·        The Isles are 1-2-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
·        The Isles are 4-7-3 when both teams are rested.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Travis Hamonic (23:21); Rangers: Ryan McDonough (28:03)
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (3-0-0), Nick Leddy (5-7-3), John Tavares (1-0-0), Johnny Boychuk (1-3-1), Dennis Seidenberg (0-0-1)
John Tavares led the forwards with 18:45 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (6-8-3), Josh Bailey (3-1-2), Casey Cizikas (1-0-0), Cal Clutterbuck (0-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 24, Rangers 27 (47%). 
Alan Quine won 6 of 8 for the Isles; Kevin Hayes won 8 of 11 for Rangers.
The Isles won 9 of 16 face-offs in the first period but only 15 of 35 the rest of the way. The Isles won 17 of 37 draws at even strength, 3 of 4 on the power play and 4 of 10 on the penalty kill.

Hit Count
Isles 14, Rangers 20.  Nick Leddy and Cal Clutterbuck led the Isles with 3 hits; Kevin Klein had four to lead the Rangers.

Fights
There were no fights.  Season total – 4: (deHaan 1, Hamonic 2, Mayfield 1).
The Isles were involved in 23 fights last season.

Blocked Shots
The Isles were credited with 28 blocked shots, including seven from Calvin deHaan.

For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 44, Rangers 77
5-on-5 Isles 40, Rangers 50
 
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: Alan Quine +7; Alan Quine 77%
Rangers: Mats Zuccarello & Marek Hrivak +9
 
Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 130 (including 105 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 93
 
Scratches
Thomas Greiss, Anthony Beauvillier, Johnny Boychuk (ill)
 
Injured Reserve: Adam Pelech
Total games lost: 44
 
Missing a Piece (or two)
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Isles are 19-18-4 in games in which they are missing Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic or Nick Leddy, including 3-1-1 this season.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900
….
13. Kenny Jonsson 597 *** 14. Garry Howatt 596 *** 15. John Tonelli 594*** 16. Josh Bailey 582 *** 17. Ken Morrow 550 *** 18. Duane Sutter 547 *** 19. Lorne Henning 543 *** 20. Claude Lapointe and John Tavares 535

Goals
1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 214

Assists
1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553
10. Derek King 288 *** 11. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 12. Bob Nystrom 278 *** 13. John Tavares 277

19. Ed Westfall 181 *** 20. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 21. Duane Sutter & Alexi Yashin 171 *** 23. Josh Bailey 169

Points
1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052
9. Bobby Nystrom 513 *** 10. Derek King 499 *** 11. John Tavares 491
21. Duane Sutter 292 *** 22. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 23. Ed Westfall 286 *** 24 Josh Bailey 266

Season Series Stats
The season series is tied one game to one (and two points to two).  The two remaining meetings are February 16th in Brooklyn and March 22nd in Manhattan.
The Isles are 5-1-0 in the last two seasons against the Rangers; the Rangers have never won in Brooklyn (0-2-1).

On The Farm
The Sound Tigers are 15-7-0-0 heading into Friday's game in Binghamton.
 
Bracken Kearns continues to lead the Sound Tigers in scoring (8-11-19), while Kearns and Steve Bernier share the team lead in goals with eight.  Rookie Devon Toews leads the team with 12 assists and is second on the team in points (2-12-14).
 
Both Christopher Gibson, who hasn't played since an injury November 5th, and rookie Eamon McAdam are 6-0-0 in the Sound Tigers' net.
 
The Sound Tigers will host Wilkes Barre-Scranton on Sunday at 5pm.

Up Next
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th–ST. LOUIS AT ISLANDERS -  7:00PM
[MSG+ (Isles pre-game at 6:30), WNYM 970, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
 
The Isles will look to extend their point streak to six games as they face St. Louis for the first time this season.
 
The Isles won both games last season, winning in St. Louis in October on a Mikael Grabovski overtime goal and winning a December game in a shootout.
 
The Isles have not won three straight from St. Louis in over 30 years, dating back to a 5-game win streak from February 23, 1984 to October 26, 1985.
 
Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog http://www.nyiskinny.com./


 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Skinny: Detroit 4, Isles 3 (OT)

"The Skinny"

 By Eric Hornick
 
Game 24
Detroit 4, Isles 3 (OT)
Danny Dekeyser scored 1:02 into overtime for his first career overtime goal as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Isles 4-3 before a crowd of 13,789 at Barclays Center.
 
Johnny Boychuk and Josh Bailey had each scored tying goals in the third period to earn the Isles a point for a season-high fourth straight game (3-0-1). It was the first time in eight Islander overtime games this season that they had scored the final goal of regulation.
 
Mike Green scored twice for Detroit; his potential hat trick goal was reversed due to goalie interference.  No defensemen in Red Wing history has ever scored two hat tricks in the same season (Green had one in October vs. Winnipeg) and there hasn't been an NHL defenseman with two hat tricks in the same season in over 30 years!
 
The Scoring:
 
1ST PERIOD
05:16    New York         Anders Lee (6) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (6), Casey Cizikas (7)       0-1
12:53    Detroit              Mike Green (5) ASST: Frans Nielsen (9) 1-1
 
2ND PERIOD
14:40    Detroit              Mike Green (6) ASST: Thomas Vanek (8)           2-1
 
3RD PERIOD
01:52    New York         Johnny Boychuk (4)      2-2
13:06    Detroit              Henrik Zetterberg (6) ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (5), Tomas Tatar (6)            3-2
15:39    New York         Josh Bailey (4) ASST: John Tavares (13), Dennis Seidenberg (5)    3-3
 
OT PERIOD
01:02    Detroit              Danny DeKeyser (2) ASST: Tomas Tatar (7), Henrik Zetterberg (13)            4-3
 
The Skinny
The Isles have scored the first goal in five consecutive games (3-1-1) after doing so only five times in the first 19 games…The Isles remain within 1 game of NHL-.500 for the first time since November 7th… The Isles were not shorthanded for the first time since December 12, 2015 at Columbus; in seven of the last 10 games that the Isles did not have to kill a penalty, the game went at least to overtime.  The Isles are 3-3-3-4 in those 10 games. JF Berube dressed as the back-up goalie for the seventh straight game… Detroit's Brian Lashoff made his first appearance in an NHL game since December 29, 2014… Frans Nielsen earned an assist in his first game against the Isles after playing 606 games for the team…The Isles earned their first point this season (0-7-1) when trailing after two periods; they are 0-9-2 in their last 11 dating back to last season when trailing after two periods… The Isles defense chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist, raising the season totals to 18-34-52…Alan Quine had a career high five shots; Johnny Boychuk had two (including his 4th goal).  Only John Tavares (73) has more shots for the Isles than Boychuk (59) …No active NHL defensemen has more than one career hat trick.  (The last Isles defenseman with a hat trick was Denis Potvin, on March 4, 1982 vs. Toronto.)
 
Most Isles Games Before Facing Isles    
Bryan Trottier
1123
Clark Gillies
872
Robert Bourne
814
Patrick Flatley
712
Brent Sutter
694
Derek King
638
Bill Harris
623
Frans Nielsen
606

Milestone Men
Anders Lee's goal was his 100th NHL point (56-44-100), coming in his 204th NHL game.  He is the 81st player to record 100 points as an Islander…Henrik Zetterberg's goal was 315th (all for Detroit), breaking a tie with Pavel Datsyuk for 7th on the all-time Red Wing list… Mike Green played in his 100th Red Wing game; NIklas Kronwall played in his 750th.

Last Minute Heroes
The Isles have scored twice in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
·        11/25 – SJ Sharks -- Nick Leddy (19:02); tied game, but Isles lost in regulation
·        11/30 – Pit Penguins – Anders Lee (19:33); Game Winning goal
 
Fit to Be Tied
The Isles have allowed the final goal of regulation in all seven of their games that have gone to overtime this season, including three in the final minute:
 
·        10/16 – Ana Ducks – Ryan Getzlaf (19:00); Isles won in OT
·        11/3 – Phi Flyers – Jakob Voracek (19:02/PP); Flyers won in SO
·        11/12 – Fla Panthers – Jonathan Marchessault (19:46); Panthers won in OT
 
Late Losses
The Isles have been tied in the third period in six of their 10 regulation losses (and 10 of their 14 overall losses) but have allowed the lead goal in the final 3 minutes of regulation five times:
 
·        10/18 – SJ Sharks - Joe Pavelski (17:49)
·        10/26 – Mtl Canadiens - Shea Weber (17:03)
·        10/27 – Pit Penguins - Sidney Crosby (17:35)
·        11/23 – LA Kings – Dwight King (17:07)
·        11/25 – SJ Sharks – Patrick Marleau (19:37)

Home Til the Holidays
The Isles are in a stretch where they will play 10 out of 14 at home.  By the time the Isles host the Capitals on December 27th, the Isles will have played 22 of their first 34 games at home.
 
The Isles are 2-0-1 at home and 1-0-0 on the road during this stretch.  The Isles do not play consecutive road games again until after Christmas.
 
The Shots
Isles         10-11-14-0=35
Detroit        8-11-13-2=34
 
The Isles are 5-3-2 when they outshoot their opponents and 1-1-0 when the shots are even but are 3-6-3 when they are outshot.
 
Home and Road
The Islanders are 9-10-5 overall; 7-4-4 at home and 2-6-1 on the road. 
Detroit is 12-11-3 overall; 6-6-2 at home and 6-5-1 on the road.

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-3-2 in Division games and 7-7-3 in games versus other divisions (1-4-2 vs. Atlantic, 1-0-0 vs. Central and 5-3-1 vs. Pacific).   The Isles are 3-7-4 against the East and 6-3-1 against the West.
 
Last season the Isles went 18-8-4 in Division games and 27-19-6 in games against other divisions. The Isles went 19-7-2 against the Western Conference, including 12-0-2 at home.
 
In the Nets
Jaroslav Halak made 30 saves; he is 4-6-45 on the season and 6-6-2 in his career against Detroit. 
Petr Mrazek made 32 saves to improve to 7-5-3 on the season and 4-2-0 against the Isles in his career.

Power Plays
The Islanders were 0-1 on the power play, while Detroit did not have a power play. 
The Isles are 1-4-3 when they score at least one power play goal and 8-6-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 3-5-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 6-5-2 when they do not. 

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-1-2 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-9-3 when they do not.  The Isles were 37-4-2 when they scored at least three goals (including SO winners) last season.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 4-4-4 in games decided by a single goal including 1-4-0 in regulation. They are 2-3 in games decided in overtime and are 1-2 in shootouts.  The Isles are 1-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.

First Goal
The Isles are 6-1-3 when they score first and are 3-9-1 when they allow the opening goal. 

Second to The One
Jack Capuano, the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history, is 219-186-60 behind the Islander bench.  Among the 9 New York area teams, only the Yankees' Joe Girardi has led his team longer than Capuano. 

Most games coached (Islanders):
1.      Al Arbour 1,500
2.      Jack Capuano 465
3.      Mike Milbury 191
4.      Terry Simpson 187
5.      Scott Gordon 181
 
Most wins by Islander coaches:
1.      Al Arbour 740
2.      Jack Capuano 219
3.      Terry Simpson 81
4.      Peter Laviolette 77
5.      Ted Nolan 74

Capuano is the 75th coach in NHL history to coach at least 450 games. His 219 wins ties him for 65th all-time with Herb Brooks and 2 behind Bob McCammon.

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 2-2-0 on the back-end.  Last season, the Isles went 5-5-5 on the front-end and 9-3-3 on the back end of back-to-backs.  
The Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season; the next set is December 15th vs Chicago and December 16th in Buffalo.
 
Tired vs. Rested
·        The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before.
·        The Isles are 4-1-2 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
·        The Isles are 1-2-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
·        The Isles are 3-7-3 when both teams are rested.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (24:32); Detroit: Danny DeKeyser (24:26)
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (2-0-0), Nick Leddy (5-7-3), John Tavares (1-0-0), Johnny Boychuk (1-3-1), Dennis Seidenberg (0-0-1)
Josh Bailey led the forwards with 19:09 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (5-8-3), Josh Bailey (3-1-2), Casey Cizikas (1-0-0), Cal Clutterbuck (0-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 23, Detroit 27 (46%). 
Ryan Strome won 9 of 16 for the Isles but his teammates won only 14 of 34; Frans Nielsen won 5 of 7 for Detroit.
The Isles won 9 of 16 face-offs in the first period but only 14 of 34 the rest of the way. The Isles won 21 of 47 draws at even strength, 2 of 3 on the power play and 0 of 0 on the penalty kill.

Hit Count
Isles 20, Detroit 15.  Jason Chimera and Casey Cizikas led the Isles with 4 hits; Drew Miller had four to lead Detroit.

Fights
Travis Hamonic earned 17 penalty minutes after fighting Steve Ott in the first period. Hamonic now leads the team with 40 penalty minutes.   Season total – 4: (deHaan 1, Hamonic 12, Mayfield 1).
The Isles were involved in 23 fights last season.

Blocked Shots
The Isles were credited with 16 blocked shots, including four from Calvin deHaan.

For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 63, Detroit 61
5-on-5 Isles 58, Detroit 58
 
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: Jason Chimera +8; Jason Chimera and Alan Quine 67%
Detroit: Henrik Zetterberg +15
 
Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 129 (including 105 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 92
 
Scratches
Thomas Greiss, Anthony Beauvillier, Scott Mayfield
 
Injured Reserve: Adam Pelech
Total games lost: 43
 
Missing a Piece (or two)
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Isles are 18-18-4 in games in which they are missing Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic or Nick Leddy, including 2-1-1 this season.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900
….
13. Kenny Jonsson 597 *** 14. Garry Howatt 596 *** 15. John Tonelli 594*** 16. Josh Bailey 581 *** 17. Ken Morrow 550 *** 18. Duane Sutter 547 *** 19. Lorne Henning 543 *** 20. Claude Lapointe 535 *** 21. John Tavares 534

Goals
1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 213

Assists
1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553
10. Derek King 288 *** 11. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 12. Bob Nystrom 278 *** 13. John Tavares 277
19. Ed Westfall 181 *** 20. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 21. Duane Sutter & Alexi Yashin 171 *** 23. Josh Bailey 168

Points
1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052
9. Bobby Nystrom 513 *** 10. Derek King 499 *** 11. John Tavares 490
21. Duane Sutter 292 *** 22. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 23. Ed Westfall 286 *** 24 Josh Bailey 265

Season Series Stats
Detroit leads the season series one game to one (and two points to one).  The two remaining meetings are both at Joe Louis Arena (February 3rd and February 21st).
The Isles are 5-4-1 against Detroit since the Red Wings moved to the Eastern Conference for the 2013-14 season.
 
On The Farm
The Sound Tigers are 15-7-0-0 after taking two out of three this weekend., defeating Springfield on Friday and blanking Binghamton Saturday before falling 3-2 to Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
 
Rookie Travis St. Denis had a big weekend, scoring four goals.
 
Bracken Kearns continues to lead the Sound Tigers in scoring (8-11-19), while Kearns and Steve Bernier share the team lead in goals with eight.  Rookie Devon Toews leads the team with 12 assists and is second on the team in points (2-12-14).
 
Both Christopher Gibson, who hasn't played since an injury November 5th, and rookie Eamon McAdam are 6-0-0 in the Sound Tigers' net.
 
Bridgeport is off until next weekend, when they visit Binghamton.  The Sound Tigers return home to face Wilkes Barre-Scranton next Sunday at 5pm.
 
Up Next
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 64th–RANGERS AT ISLANDERS -  7:00PM
[MSG+ (Isles pre-game at 6:30), WNYM 970, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
 
The Isles will look to extend their point streak to five games as they welcome the cross-town rival Rangers to Brooklyn for the first time this season.
 
The Rangers defeated the Islander 5-3 on opening night; this is the only meeting of the teams between opening night and February 16th.
 
The Isles swept the season series from the Rangers last season, winning the Brooklyn games 2-1 in a shootout in December and 3-1 in January.
 
Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog http://www.nyiskinny.com./

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick