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Monday, October 14, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 6
Isles 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)
Mathew Barzal scored the tying goal with 27 seconds left in regulation and Devon Toews added the winning goal in overtime as the Isles completed a historic rally from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues 3-2 before a Columbus Day matinee crowd of 10,355 at Nassau Coliseum.

Through 54 minutes the Isles had been shutout by the Blues' Jordan Binnington, who seemingly was in position for the first St. Louis shutout against the Isles since Vincent Riendeau in 1991, but Brock Nelson broke the shutout with 5:31 to play.  Barzal then scored the first tying goal in the 60th minute for the Isles since April 7, 2018 in Detroit (Ryan Pulock) and Toews' overtime goal completed the first win in Isles history when they had been shutout through 54 minutes and trailed by at least two goals.

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Brayden Schenn (5) Justin Faulk, Jaden Schwartz 06:48 STL 1,NYI 0

2nd Period
No Goals

3rd Period
Vladimir Tarasenko (1) Vince Dunn, Brayden Schenn 05:23 STL 2,NYI 0 PPG
Brock Nelson (3) Michael Dal Colle 14:29 STL 2,NYI 1
Mathew Barzal (1) Johnny Boychuk 19:33 STL 2,NYI 2

OT
Devon Toews (2) Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson 01:13 STL 2,NYI 3

The Skinny   
Brayden Schenn had the only first period goal, extending his streak to five games; the Isles have been outscored 7-3 in the first period this season…Vladimir Tarasenko's first goal of the season gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead; he now has 212 goals and 211 assists … Thomas Greiss improves to 7-2-1 against the Blues; it is his best won-lost record against any NHL team… Brock Nelson's goal was his 127th, tying Jason Blake for 20th place on the all-time Isles list…The Isles have won five overtime games since the calendar turned to 2019; a defenseman has the winner in three of them (Devon Toews-2; Ryan Pulock-1); Toews is the 12th player in the NHL with 2 overtime goals in 2019 (nobody has more); Seth Jones, Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman and Brett Burns are the other defensemen to do so – they have combined for 14 All-Star Games and three Norris Trophies..

What a Comeback
Barzal's tying goal was:
The latest in the Barry Trotz era;
The first in the 60th minute since Ryan Pulock scored at 19:30 in the 2017-18 season finale vs. Detroit;
The latest tying goal since Anders Lee scored at 19:58 on March 3, 2015 in Dallas (but the Stars won in OT);
The latest tying goal in an Islander win since Mark Streit scored against Nashville's Pekka Rinne at 19:48 in a shootout win;
The latest tying goal to be followed by an Islander overtime goal since Mikko Makela scored against New Jersey's Alain Chevrier at 19:49 and Pat LaFontaine scored at 1:01 of overtime, on March 14, 1987.

It's a Winner
Devon Toews recorded his second career overtime goal (January 3, 2019 vs. Chicago; three of his seven career goals have been game-winners).

Toews is the first Islander defenseman to score two overtime goals in his first 54 NHL games.

Most Overtime Goals by an Isles Defenseman:
5- Thomas Hickey
3- Roman Hamrlik
2- Devon Toews
2- Bryan Berard
2- Adrian Aucoin

Oliver, Oliver
Oliver Wahlstrom played 15:13 (including 1:07 on the power play) and recorded two shots and one hit. Wahlstrom (born 6/13/2000) is now the youngest on the team – he's about five months younger than Noah Dobson.  At 19 years, 123 days, Wahlstrom was the youngest Islander to make his debut since Nino Niederreiter, who debuted as an 18-year-old.

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is now  26-22-48 in 66 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month.   

Happy Columbus Day/Indigenous People Day/Canadian Thanksgiving!
The Isles are 5-0-1 in the last six games on this holiday, after losing the first five times that hosted games on the second Monday in October.

Sound Familiar?
The Isles hosted St. Louis in a matinee on Columbus Day 2017, but at Barclays Center.  St. Louis led that game 2-0 before Andrew Ladd scored at 13:04; Anders Lee tied it at 19:00, but the Isles lost that game in a shootout.

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 3-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 813-598-60-141 in 1,612 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  892
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    813
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,642
3. Barry Trotz        1,612
4. Al Arbour   1,607
5. Ken Hitchcock   1,598

First Things First
The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 2-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles           9-4-18-1=32
St. Louis    7-10-6-0=23

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 2-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 3-3-0 overall; 3-2-0 at home (2-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 0-1-0 on the road.  
St. Louis is 3-1-2 overall; 1-0-1 at home and 2-1-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 3-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 1-2-0 against the East and 2-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 21 saves to improve to 2-1-0 on the season and 7-2-1 in his career against St. Louis.  

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves; he is 2-1-2 on the season and 0-0-2 in his career against the Isles. 

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-1 on the power play in 2:00 of PP time; St. Louis was 1-2 on the power play in 3:30 of PP time.

The Isles are 1-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 2-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 1-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 2-1-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 3-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

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

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 2-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Devon Toews (20:12); St. Louis: Colton Parayko (21:24)
Anthony Beauvillier Isles forwards with 20:00 of ice-time; it's only the 3rd time in his career he has played at least 20:00 
Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (1-1-0), Adam Pelech (1-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 22, St. Louis 35 (39%).  
Derick Brassard won 8 of 15 for the Isles but his teammates won only 14 of 42; Brayden Schenn won 11 of 16 for St. Louis.  

Hit Count
Isles 33 (Ross Johnston -5)
St. Louis 22 (Two with 3) 
   
Fights
There were no fights. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 22 (Ryan Pulock -6)
St. Louis 18 (Colton Parayko -4)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 58, St. Louis 48
5-on-5 Isles 47, St. Louis 43

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Scott Mayfield +9 
St. Louis: Vladimir Tarasenko +7

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

Night and Day
The Isles are 2-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 206, Brock Nelson 183, Mathew Barzal 170, Ryan Pulock 143, Josh Bailey 91, and Leo Komarov (90 in total; 88 with Isles).

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 140 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 143
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), Matt Martin, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 11.

Late Heroes
The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 803

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 154 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 142 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 127

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 295 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 437…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 260 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. David Volek 249 *** 29. Brock Nelson 246

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 166

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 87

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 1).   

The Isles are 7-1-1 in the last nine games against St. Louis and have won four straight over the Blues for the first time since a five-game streak in 1984 and 1985 than began when the Isles were still Stanley Cup Champions.

The teams will meet again in St. Louis on February 27th to conclude the season series.

On the Farm  
The Sound Tigers are 1-2-1-0 on the season, having played all four games on the road. 

Bridgeport is now off until Saturday, when they begin a three-game homestand by hosting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Sound Tiger's home opener. 

Up Next
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th—  ISLANDERS AT WINNIPEG 8:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 7:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles begin a two-game road trip on Thursday as they conclude their season series with the Jets.

The Isles defeated Winnipeg 4-1 on October 6 and will be looking to sweep the season series for the first time in four seasons.  Since the Jets returned to the NHL, the Isles have had a lot of success in Manitoba, going 8-1-1 (with four of their wins coming in overtime or in shootouts).

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog 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, October 13, 2019

Funny Stat Note From Friday

Apparently sometime after the game, the scorer in Carolina adjusted the Hurricanes' shot total from the 39 I originally posted in The Skinny to 40.

Not a big deal, except the Isles finished the night with 19 shots, marking the first time the Isles have ever been outshot 19-40.

(There was one game (3/8/2003 vs. NJ) that they outshot the opponent 40-19, but that was a Devil team on the way to their third Stanley Cup, and the Isles lost that game 4-2.)

The Skinny; Isles 3, Florida 2 (SO)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 5
Isles 3, Florida 2 (SO)
Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves and the Panthers couldn't beat him in the shootout either, as the Isles ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win before an Alumni Weekend crowd of 11,421 at Nassau Coliseum.

Brock Nelson converted the only goal of the shootout to give the Isles the victory as they picked up where they left off last season on the back end of back-to-backs; the Isles are now 12-1-1 on the back end under Barry Trotz.

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Denis Malgin (1) Evgenii Dadonov, MacKenzie Weegar 05:34 FLA 1,NYI 0

2nd Period
Anders Lee (2) Mathew Barzal, Devon Toews 05:40 FLA 1,NYI 1
Josh Bailey (2) Jordan Eberle, Adam Pelech 17:31 FLA 1,NYI 2

3rd Period
Evgenii Dadonov (3) Jonathan Huberdeau, Anton Stralman 13:58 FLA 2,NYI 2

OT
No Goals

The Shootout
Brock Nelson (G/GDG)  Aleksander Barkov (NG)
Mathew Barzal (NG)      Vincent Trocheck (NG)
Josh Bailey (NG)           Jonathan Huberdeau (NG)

Brock Nelson's goal was his 4th career shootout-deciding goal.  Nelson's last two goals also were deciding goal (1/7/2018 vs. New Jersey and 4/4/2019 @ Florida)…The Isles improve to 80-64 all-time in shootouts as they extend their NHL record for shootout win (Pittsburgh and the Rangers have 77) while the Panthers fall to 67-93; the 93 losses is also an NHL record.

Semyon Varlamov stopped all three shots he faced to improve to 31-15 all-time in shootouts; his save percentage in shootouts improves to .755 (best in NHL history among goalies who have faced at least 100 shots).  That .755 save percentage matches Thomas Greiss' percentage as an Islander!

The Skinny   
Denis Malgin opened the scoring; he has tallied four times in seven games against the Isles…Adam Pelech played 25:36 (his most under Trotz and second-highest of career); four different Isles have led the team in ice-time over the first five games… Nick Leddy returned after missing one game with an injury; Ross Johnston made his season debut and got involved in the Isles' first fight of the year…Semyon Varlamov is the 52nd goalie in Isles history and the 49th to record at least one win…He is the first Islander since Anders Nilsson (1-20-2014 vs. Philadelphia) to record his first win in a shootout; the other Isles goalies to do so are Mike Dunham, Dwayne Roloson, Nathan Lawson, and Mikko Koskinen…The Isles stopped Mike Hoffman's four-game point streak (5-2-7)...Evgenii Dadonov has six goals (6-3-9) in seven games against the Isles.

The Injury
Jordan Eberle as injured late in the third period and did not appear in the overtime or shootout.

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is 25-21-46 in 65 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month.   

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 2-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 812-598-60-141 in 1,611 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  891
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    812
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,641
3. Barry Trotz        1,611
4. Al Arbour   1,607
5. Ken Hitchcock   1,598
The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 1-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles      9-11-5-3=28
Florida 12-10-14-1=37

The Isles are 0-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 2-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 2-3-0 overall; 2-2-0 at home (2-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 0-1-0 on the road.  
Florida is 1-2-2 overall; 1-1-0 at home and 0-1-2 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 2-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 1-2-0 against the East and 1-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves to improve to 1-2-0 on the season and 8-3-1 in his career against Florida.  Varlamov improves to 31-15 in shootouts; his .755 save percentage in shootouts is the best in NHL history among goalies who have faced at least 100 shots.
Sam Montembeault made 26 saves; he is 0-0-1 on the season and 0-0-2 in his career against the Isles. Montembeault has been in two NHL shootouts, and lost both to the Isles, allowing only a goal to Brock Nelson each time.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-1 on the power play in 1:12 of PP time; Florida was 0-3 on the power play in 5:12 of PP time.

The Isles are 1-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 0-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 2-1-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 2-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

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

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 1-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (25:36 – his most ever under Barry Trotz); Florida: Aaron Ekblad (26:55)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 21:01 of ice-time 
Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (1-1-0), Adam Pelech (1-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 28, Florida 32 (47%).  
Derick Brassard won 9 of 15 for the Isles; Noel Acciari won 9 of 14 for Florida.  

Hit Count
Isles 24 (Adam Pelech & Anders Lee -4)
Florida 28 (Four with 3) 
   
Fights
Ross Johnston fought Josh Brown in the third period. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 16 (Five defensemen {all but Mayfield} with 3)
Florida 19 (Two with 3)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 54, Florida 64
5-on-5 Isles 45, Florida 56

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Scott Mayfield & Devon Toews +6 
Florida: Three with +8

Back-to-Backs
This was the first of the Isles' 11 sets of back-to-backs this season. The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

Night and Day
The Isles are 2-3-0 in night games and 0-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on Columbus Day against St. Louis.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 205, Brock Nelson 182, Mathew Barzal 169, Ryan Pulock 142, Josh Bailey 90, and Leo Komarov (89 in total; 87 with Isles).

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 140 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 142
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), Matt Martin, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 8.

Late Heroes
The Isles have not scored in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 802

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 154 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 142…
20. Jason Blake 127 *** 21.  Brock Nelson 126

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 295 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 437…
24.. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 260

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 165

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 86

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 1).   

The Isles are 4-3-1 in the last eight games against Florida, with three of the Islander wins coming in shootouts.

The teams will meet again in Brooklyn on November 9th to continue the season series.

On the Farm  
Charlotte defeated the Sound Tigers 4-1 on Saturday to earn a split of the weekend series.  Simon Holmstrom, the Isles' first pick in this year's draft, earned his first professional point, assisting on the only Bridgeport goal (by Arnaud Durandeau). 

Bridgeport is now off until next Saturday, when they begin a three-game homestand by hosting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Sound Tiger's home opener. 

Up Next
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th— ST. LOUIS AT ISLANDERS (NASSAU COLISEUM) 1:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 12:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The homestand concludes as the Isles welcome the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues to the Coliseum.

The Isles swept the Blues last season, winning both games just as the Blues were getting things together last January.

Overall the Isles are 6-1-1 in the last eight games against the Blues; this will be the Blues' first visit to Long Island since December 6, 2014 when St. Louis rallied from 3-0 down for a 6-4 win.  Marty Brodeur earned the win in relief of Jake Allen; it was the 689th win of his career (and his first of three wins for St. Louis).

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog 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

"The Skinny"

 

By Eric Hornick

 

Game 5

Isles 3, Florida 2 (SO)

Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves and the Panthers couldn't beat him in the shootout either, as the Isles ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win before an Alumni Weekend crowd of 11,421 at Nassau Coliseum.

 

Brock Nelson converted the only goal of the shootout to give the Isles the victory as they picked up where they left off last season on the back end of back-to-backs; the Isles are now 12-1-1 on the back end under Barry Trotz.

 

The Scoring:

1st Period

Denis Malgin (1) Evgenii Dadonov, MacKenzie Weegar 05:34 FLA 1,NYI 0

 

2nd Period

Anders Lee (2) Mathew Barzal, Devon Toews 05:40 FLA 1,NYI 1

Josh Bailey (2) Jordan Eberle, Adam Pelech 17:31 FLA 1,NYI 2

 

3rd Period

Evgenii Dadonov (3) Jonathan Huberdeau, Anton Stralman 13:58 FLA 2,NYI 2

 

OT

No Goals

 

The Shootout

Brock Nelson (G/GDG)  Aleksander Barkov (NG)

Mathew Barzal (NG)      Vincent Trocheck (NG)

Josh Bailey (NG)           Jonathan Huberdeau (NG)

 

Brock Nelson's goal was his 4th career shootout-deciding goal.  Nelson's last two goals also were deciding goal (1/7/2018 vs. New Jersey and 4/4/2019 @ Florida)…The Isles improve to 80-64 all-time in shootouts as they extend their NHL record for shootout win (Pittsburgh and the Rangers have 77).

 

Semyon Varlamov stopped all three shots he faced to improve to 31-15 all-time in shootouts; his save percentage in shootouts improves to .755 (best in NHL history among goalies who have faced at least 100 shots).  That .755 save percentage matches Thomas Greiss' percentage as an Islander!

 

The Skinny   Denis Malgin opened the scoring; he has tallied four times in seven games against the Isles…Adam Pelech played 25:36 (his most under Trotz and second-highest of career); four different Isles have led the team in ice-time over the first five games… Nick Leddy returned after missing one game with an injury; Ross Johnston made his season debut and got involved in the Isles' first fight of the year…Semyon Varlamov is the 52nd goalie in Isles history and the 49th to record at least one win…He is the first Islander since Anders Nilsson (1-20-2014 vs. Philadelphia) to record his first win in a shootout; the other Isles goalies to do so are Mike Dunham, Dwayne Roloson, Nathan Lawson, and Mikko Koskinen…The Isles stopped Mike Hoffman's four-game point streak (5-2-7)...Evgenii Dadonov has six goals (6-3-9) in seven games against the Isles.

 

The Injury

Jordan Eberle as injured late in the third period and did not appear in the overtime or shootout.

 

Brock-tober

Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is 25-21-46 in 65 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month.   

 

It's Good to be Home

The Isles are 2-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

 

Coach Trotz

Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 812-598-60-141 in 1,611 games.

 

Most Coaching Wins

1.      Scotty Bowman  1,244

2.      Joel Quenneville  891

3.      Ken Hitchcock     849

4.      Barry Trotz         812

5.      Al Arbour            782

 

Most Games Coached

1.      Scotty Bowman   2,141

2.      Joel Quenneville 1,641

3.      Barry Trotz        1,611

4.      Al Arbour           1,607

5.      Ken Hitchcock    1,598

 

First Things First                                                                                   

The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 1-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

 

The Shots

Isles           9-11-5-3=28

Florida 12-10-14-1=37

 

The Isles are 0-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 2-2-0 when they are outshot.

 

Home and Road

The Islanders are 2-3-0 overall; 2-2-0 at home (2-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 0-1-0 on the road.  

Florida is 1-2-2 overall; 1-1-0 at home and 0-1-2 on the road.  

 

By Division & Conference

The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 2-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 1-2-0 against the East and 1-1-0 against the West. 

 

In the Nets

Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves to improve to 1-2-0 on the season and 8-3-1 in his career against Florida.  Varlamov improves to 31-15 in shootouts; his .755 save percentage in shootouts is the best in NHL history among goalies who have faced at least 100 shots.

Sam Montembeault made 26 saves; he is 0-0-1 on the season and 0-0-2 in his career against the Isles. Montembeault has been in two NHL shootouts, and lost both to the Isles, allowing only a goal to Brock Nelson each time.

 

Power Plays

The Isles were 0-1 on the power play in 1:12 of PP time; Florida was 0-3 on the power play in 5:12 of PP time.

 

The Isles are 1-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 0-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 2-1-0 when they do not.

 

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 2-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

 

One Goal Games

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

 

Tired vs. Rested

·        The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before.

·        The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not.

·        The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.

·        The Isles are 1-3-0 when both teams are rested.

 

Ice-time Leaders

Isles: Adam Pelech (25:36 – his most ever under Barry Trotz); Florida: Aaron Ekblad (26:55)

Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 21:01 of ice-time

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (1-1-0), Adam Pelech (1-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0).

 

Face-offs

Isles 28, Florida 32 (47%).  

Derick Brassard won 9 of 15 for the Isles; Noel Acciari won 9 of 14 for Florida.  

 

Hit Count

Isles 24 (Adam Pelech & Anders Lee -4)

Florida 28 (Four with 3)

  

Fights

Ross Johnston fought Josh Brown in the third period. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).

 

Blocked Shots

Isles 16 (Five defensemen {all but Mayfield} with 3)

Florida 19 (Two with 3)

 

For the Corsi Crowd

All situations: Isles 54, Florida 64

5-on-5 Isles 45, Florida 56

 

5-on-5 leaders:

Isles: Scott Mayfield & Devon Toews +6

Florida: Three with +8

 

Back-to-Backs

This was the first of the Isles' 11 sets of back-to-backs this season. The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

 

Night and Day

The Isles are 2-3-0 in night games and 0-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on Columbus Day against St. Louis.

 

Ironmen

Anders Lee 205, Brock Nelson 182, Mathew Barzal 169, Ryan Pulock 142, Josh Bailey 90, and Leo Komarov (89 in total; 87 with Isles).

 

Iron D

Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 140 consecutive regular season games:

1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262

2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)

3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198

4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)

5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153

6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 142

 (*) Start of NHL career.

(**) Entire career with Islanders

 

Scratches

(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), Matt Martin, Noah Dobson

Total games lost: 8.

 

Late Heroes

The Isles have not scored in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:

 

Late Goals Allowed

The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

 

Challenges

Isles: 0 - 0

Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

 

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

 

Games Played (skaters)

1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 ***

5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 802

 

Goals

1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …

14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 154

17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 142

20. Jason Blake 127 *** 21.  Brock Nelson 126

 

Assists

1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…

9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 295

26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151

 

Points

1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…

12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 437

24.. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 260

 

Games Played (Goalies)

1.      Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …

6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 165

 

Wins (Goalie)

1.      Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***

5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 86

 

Shutouts (Goalie)

1.      Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***

5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

 

Season Series Stats

The Isles lead the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 1).   

 

The Isles are 4-3-1 in the last eight games against Florida, with three of the Islander wins coming in shootouts.

 

The teams will meet again in Brooklyn on November 9th to continue the season series.

 

On the Farm  

Charlotte defeated the Sound Tigers 4-1 on Saturday to earn a split of the weekend series.  Simon Holmstrom, the Isles' first pick in this year's draft, earned his first professional point, assisting on the only Bridgeport goal (by Arnaud Durandeau).

 

Bridgeport is now off until next Saturday, when they begin a three-game homestand by hosting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Sound Tiger's home opener.

 

Up Next

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th— ST. LOUIS AT ISLANDERS (NASSAU COLISEUM) 1:00PM
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 12:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050]
The homestand concludes as the Isles welcome the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues to the Coliseum.

 

The Isles swept the Blues last season, winning both games just as the Blues were getting things together last January.

 

Overall the Isles are 6-1-1 in the last eight games against the Blues; this will be the Blues' first visit to Long Island since December 6, 2014 when St. Louis rallied from 3-0 down for a 6-4 win.  Marty Brodeur earned the win in relief of Jake Allen; it was the 689th win of his career (and his first of three wins for St. Louis).

 

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.

Friday, October 11, 2019

The Skinny: Carolina 5, Isles 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 4
Carolina 5, Isles 2 
Dougie Hamilton extended his goal streak to three games and added an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise record with a fifth straight win to start their season, defeating the Isles 5-2 before a crowd of 14,875 at PNC Arena.

The Isles have lost three of four games (1-3-0) to open the season. It's the first time since the end of the 2017-18 season (35-37-10) that the Isles are two games under NHL-.500 

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Teuvo Teravainen (2) Dougie Hamilton, Nino Niederreiter 03:57 NYI 0,CAR 1 
Brock Nelson (2) Josh Bailey, Jordan Eberle 08:36 NYI 1,CAR 1 PPG
Brett Pesce (2) Andrei Svechnikov 14:42 NYI 1,CAR 2

2nd Period
Johnny Boychuk (1) Brock Nelson, Jordan Eberle 01:53 NYI 2,CAR 2 PPG
Erik Haula (4) Martin Necas 15:09 NYI 2,CAR 3
Dougie Hamilton (3) Nino Niederreiter, Jaccob Slavin 19:01 NYI 2,CAR 4

3rd Period
Andrei Svechnikov (1)EN Jordan Staal 19:10 NYI 2,CAR 5

The Skinny  
The Isles scored on their first two power play attempts, matching last season's high in power play goals (2); it's the first time since February 21st in Edmonton that they have scored twice on the power play…Jordan Eberle assisted on both goals for his first two points of the season…With no even-strength goals for and five against (including an empty netter), the Isles as a team were -26 tonight, with only Scott Mayfield, Leo Komorov and Matt Martin avoiding a minus… Nick Leddy sat out with an injury, ending his games played streak at 85 straight games…Noah Dobson played 13:52, including 7:28 in the third period…Johnny Boychuk's power play goal was his first goal since January 5th against St. Louis; 7 of his career 53 games have come across Carolina…The Isles won their first seven division games last season, but are 0-2-0 vs. the Metro this season…The Isles had only one shot on goal at 5-on-5 in the second period and only two shots total in the third period.

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is 25-21-46 in 64 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month.  If not for a video review overturning a goal on Tuesday, he would have had a goal in three straight games.

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 1-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 811-598-60-141 in 1,610 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  891
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    811
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,640
3. Barry Trotz        1,610
4. Al Arbour   1,607
5. Ken Hitchcock   1,598

First Things First
The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 0-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles           8-9-2=19
Carolina 16-9-15=40
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 1-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 1-2-0 overall; 1-2-0 at home (1-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 0-1-0 on the road.  
Carolina is 5-0-0 overall; 3-0-0 at home and 2-0-0 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 1-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 0-2-0 against the East and 1-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 34 saves but falls to 1-1-0 on the season and 8-5-1 in his career against Carolina.   
Petr Mrazek made 17 saves to improve to 3-0-0 on the season and 7-5-2 in his career against the Isles. 

Power Plays
The Isles were 2-5 on the power play in 5:12 of PP time; Carolina was 0-2 on the power play in 3:07 of PP time.

The Isles are 1-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 0-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 0-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 1-1-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 1-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

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

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 1-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Devon Toews (21:46); Carolina: Dougie Hamilton (23:25)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 21:18 of ice-time 
Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (1-1-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 35, Carolina 33 (51%).  
Derick Brassard won 12 of 15 for the Isles; Lucas Wallmark won 7 of 8 for Carolina.  

Hit Count
Isles 20 (Cal Clutterbuck-4)
Carolina 17 (Three with 3) 
   
Fights
There were no fights. Season total: 0.
Blocked Shots
Isles 15 (Three with 3)
Carolina 21 (Two with 3)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 53, Carolina 58
5-on-5 Isles 34, Carolina 63

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Anders Lee +1 
Carolina: Dougie Hamilton +25

Back-to-Backs
This is the first of the Isles' 11 sets of back-to-backs this season. This back-to-back will conclude Saturday vs. Florida. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

Night and Day
The Isles are 1-3-0 in night games and 0-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on Columbus Day against St. Louis.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 204, Brock Nelson 181, Mathew Barzal 168, Ryan Pulock 141, Josh Bailey 89, and Leo Komarov (887 in total; 86 with Isles).

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 140 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 141
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Nick Leddy-INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), Ross Johnston
Total games lost: 6.

Late Heroes
The Isles have not scored in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failure (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 801

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 153 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 141…
20. Jason Blake 127 *** 21.  Brock Nelson 126

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 295 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 436…
24.. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 259

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 165

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 86

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
Carolina leads the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0).   

While Carolina won both home playoff games against the Isles last season, the Isles had won three straight regular season games in Raleigh, including a pair of 2-1 wins there last October.

The teams will meet again in Raleigh on January 19th to continue the season series.

On the Farm  
Travis St. Denis and Matt Lorito each had a goal and an assist and Christopher Gibson made 42 saves as the Sound Tigers recorded their first win of the season, defeating Charlotte 4-2 on Friday night.

The same two teams will face-off in Charlotte on Saturday.

Up Next
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th— FLORIDA AT ISLANDERS (NASSAU COLISEUM) 7:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The two winningest active coaches will meet for the first time behind the Florida and Islander benches as Joel Quenneville leads the Panthers to Long Island.

The Panthers are probably disappointed this game is not in Brooklyn as the Cats have won five of six regular season games as Barclays Center.  Overall, the Isles are 3-3-1 in the last seven games against Florida, with two of the three Islander wins coming in shootouts.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog 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