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The Skinny: Isles 6, Carolina 4

“The Skinny” By Eric Hornick Game 18 Isles 6, Carolina 4 Johnny Boychuk’s second goal of the season broke a 4-4 tie with 4:25 t...

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Skinny: Isles 6, Carolina 4

“The Skinny”


By Eric Hornick

Game 18
Isles 6, Carolina 4
Johnny Boychuk’s second goal of the season broke a 4-4 tie with 4:25 to play and Mathew Barzal scored a goal and added two assists as the Isles rallied for a 6-4 victory before a crowd of 11,188 on Military Appreciation Night at Barclays Center.

Boychuk was on-ice for all five even strength/shorthanded goals scored by the Isles as he became the first Islander in 15 years to go +5 in a game.  The Isles remain unbeaten in regulation this season in Brooklyn (6-0-2).

The Scoring:

1ST PERIOD
16:21    New York  Mathew Barzal (4) ASST: Andrew Ladd (5), Nick Leddy (10)   1-0
16:57    New York  SHG - Cal Clutterbuck (3)      2-0
17:30    Carolina    PPG - Elias Lindholm (4) ASST: Sebastian Aho (11), Teuvo Teravainen (8)            2-1
19:31    New York  Nick Leddy (4) ASST: Anders Lee (9), Josh Bailey (16)           3-1

2ND PERIOD
02:54    Carolina    Noah Hanifin (2) ASST: Jordan Staal (8), Jeff Skinner (3)        3-2
11:19    Carolina    Derek Ryan (4) ASST: Brett Pesce (2), Brock McGinn (5)        3-3
19:08    Carolina    Sebastian Aho (2) ASST: Teuvo Teravainen (9), Jordan Staal (9)        3-4

3RD PERIOD
07:22    New York  PPG - Josh Bailey (4) ASST: Anders Lee (10), Mathew Barzal (12)     4-4
15:35    New York Johnny Boychuk (2) ASST: Casey Cizikas (3), Cal Clutterbuck (4)        5-4
18:42    New York EN - Jordan Eberle (7) ASST: Mathew Barzal (13)       6-4

The Skinny:
The Isles scored the first goal for the second straight game; the Isles are 6-0-0 when they score first and 6-0-0 when they lead after one period…This was the Isles’ first in this season when trailing after two periods (1-6-1).. Carolina has won only three of the six games they have led after two periods (3-1-2)… Jordan Eberle scored for the 7th time in 7 games… In addition to Johnny Boychuk’s +5, Casey Cizikas was +3… Boychuk is +8 in the last two games and is now +7 on the season... The Canes had scored only 11 goals in the 2nd period this season, before scoring three tonight… The Isles have scored at least five goals eight times in the first 18 games and have scored at least six goals five times; that’s the most times they have scored 5 goals in the first 18 games since doing so 12 times in 1984-85; the Isles scored 6 goals six times in the first 18 games in 1987-88…Mathew Barzal had his second 3+ point game of the season; he is the first Isles rookie to do so since Michael Grabner in 2011.  Barzal’s 17 points are the most by an Islander rookie through 18 games since Pat LaFontaine had 24 in 1984-85.…The Isles scored three first period goals in consecutive games for the first time since December 6-9, 2014…Anders Lee now had 11 points in the third period this season…Cal Clutterbuck recorded his first shorthanded goal of the season, his 8th shorthanded goal as an Islander and his 14th career short; Clutterbuck also assisted on the winning goal in his final game before turning 30 on Saturday…Teuvo Teravainen recorded his 100th and 101st career points…The Isles ended Carolina’s 5-game point streak (3-0-2) as they moved ahead of Washington, and into 4th place in the Metro…The Isles have scored 66 goals in their first 18 games; it’s their highest goal total through 18 games in 30 years (81 in 1987-88).

First Times in Ridiculously Long Times – Johnny Boychuk edition
·        Johnny Boychuk is the first Islander to go +5 in a game since both Jason Wiemer and Dave Scatchard went +5 against Tampa Bay on November 21, 2002.
·        Boychuk is the first Islander defenseman to go +5 since Joe Reekie went +5 against Toronto on March 28, 1990.
·        Boychuk is the first Islander to go +5 and score the game-winning goal since Mike Bossy did so on October 20, 1984 vs. Los Angeles

Islanders with Game Winning Goal and +5 Rating  (per NHL.com)
·        Bryan Trottier 10-11-1975 vs. LA Kings  (3-2-5, +5)
·        Mike Bossy 11-26-1983 vs. Chicago (3-2-5, +6)
·        Dave Langevin 3-3-1984 vs. Toronto (1-0-1, +5)
·        Mike Bossy 10-20-1984 vs. Los Angeles (4-3-7, +5)
·        Johnny Boychuk 11-16-2017 vs. Carolina (1-0-1, +5)

First Times in Ridiculously Long Times – Hurricanes/Whalers edition
·        The Isles scored six goals against the Hurricanes for the first time since January 22, 2008 in Raleigh.
·        The Isles scored six goals against the Hurricanes franchise in New York for the first time since April 11, 1997 – the final road game before the Hartford Whalers moved to Carolina.

Lots of First Round Picks (Thanks, Elias Sports Bureau)

·        The Isles dressed eight of their own first round picks (Pulock, Bailey, Barzal, Nelson, deHaan, Ho-Sang, Beauvillier, Tavares) for the first time since the final game of the 1985-86 season when they dressed nine.  This was the final regular season game of Al Arbour’s first stint as Islander coach.
·        The Isles dressed 12 first round picks for the first time in franchise history (Leddy, Eberle, Hickey and Ladd in addition to the eight players above)

Moving up the NHL Leader Boards
·        Josh Bailey is now tied for 7th in assists :16
·        Nick Leddy is now tied for 11th in defenseman points: 14
·        Mathew Barzal is now 2nd in rookie points:17 is tied-1st in rookie assists:13 (with NJ’s Will Butcher) and is tied-1st in 3-point games by a rookie: 2 (also Will Butcher, Nico Hischier and Brock Boeser)

Starting the 2nd Century
Thomas Greiss appeared in his 101st game as an Islander, and improved to 54-31-11 for the Isles.  He is the 13th Islander goalie to appear in 100 games.

Fastest to 30
Doug Weight is now 34-18-6 as an NHL coach. On October 28 in Nashville, he reached 30 wins faster than any coach in Islander history:

Fewest Games to 30 Wins by an Islander Coach:
51 – Doug Weight
60 – Peter Laviolette 2001-02 (30-20-7-3)
61 – Ted Nolan 30-23-8

The Shots
Isles        14-8-14=36
Carolina  9-12-11=32

The Isles are 2-2-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even, and 8-3-0 when they are outshot.

Offside Challenges
The Isles have challenged twice and been successful once.
10/10 vs STL Blues – unsuccessful; Isles killed ensuing power play.
10/12 @ Ana Ducks -- successful

The opponents have not challenged so far this season.

Busy Stretch
This was the first game of a stretch in which the Isles will play 6 games in 10 days, changing cities between each game and playing two sets of three games in four days, with the four road games being played in two sets of back-to-backs.  The Isles are 1-0-0 in this stretch.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 10-6-2 overall; 6-0-2 at home and 4-6-0 on the road. 
Carolina is 7-6-4 overall; 3-2-3 at home and 4-4-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-2-0 in Division games and 8-4-2 in games versus other divisions.   The Isles are 3-2-0 against the East and 7-4-2 against the West.

Our House
The Isles are 6-0-2 at home, matching their best home start since 1978-79 (7-0-1). 

The Isles are 4-0-2 vs. the Western Conference at Barclays Center this season and are 25-4-5 all-time at Barclays against the West.

Most Points Through 8 Home Games
15- 1978-79
14- 2017-18
14- 1986-87
14-1984-85
14- 1982-83
14- 1976-77

If the Islanders can beat Philadelphia on Wednesday they will match their best-ever record through 9 home games (7-0-2 in 1978-79 and 8-1-0 in 1984-85).

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 28 saves as he improves to 5-2-2 on the season and 4-3-1 in his career against Carolina.

Scott Darling made 30 saves but falls to 5-4-4 on the season and 2-2-0 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play; Carolina was 1-3 but allowed a shorthanded goal. 
The Isles are 6-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 4-5-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 6-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 4-3-2 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 10-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-4-2 when they do not. 

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

First Goal
The Isles are 6-0-0 when they score first and are 4-6-2 when they allow the opening goal.

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 1-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 2-1-0 on the back-end.  The next back-to-back sets are November 18th in Tampa Bay and November 19th in Carolina and  November 24th in Philadelphia and November 25th in Ottawa.
Tired vs. Rested
·        The Isles are 0-1-0 when both teams played the night before.
·        The Isles are 3-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not.
·        The Isles are 2-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
·        The Isles are 5-5-2 when both teams are rested.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (22:02); Carolina: Jordan Staal (22:13)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (3-1-1), Nick Leddy (4-4-0), John Tavares (1-1-0). Calvin deHaan (2-0-0).

John Tavares led the forwards in ice-time (20:40). Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (10-5-2), Brock Nelson (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 31, Carolina 33 (48%).

Casey Cizikas won 9 of 15 for the Isles; Elias Lindholm won 7 of 10 for Carolina.

Face-offs by period: 1st period 12/26; 2nd period 8/19; 3rd period 11/19.
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 27/54; Power play 2/3; Penalty kill 2/7.

Hit Count
Isles 20 (Cal Clutterbuck -4)
Carolina 24 (Jordan Staal -4))

Fights
There were no fights. Season total – 2: (Boychuk 1, Mayfield 1).

Blocked Shots
The Isles blocked 17 shots; Johnny Boychuk led the way with 6.

For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 60, Carolina 57
5-on-5 Isles 45, Carolina 49

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Andrew Ladd +10
Carolina: Sebastian Aho +10

Night and Day
The Isles are 10-6-1 in night games and 0-0-1 in matinees.  The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.

Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 206 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 169 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 167, Calvin deHaan 103

Scratches
(Nikolay Kulemin -IR), (Shane Prince-IR), Scott Mayfield, Dennis Seidenberg, Alan Quine

Total games lost: 39

Late Hero
The Isles have scored once in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
10/9 – STL Blues – Anders Lee (19:00); tied game, but Isles lost in shootout

7-11
The Isles have used 7 defensemen twice this season (10/19 @NYR, 10/21 vs SJ) and are 2-0-0 in those games.  Under Doug Weight, the Isles are 6-0-0 when they dress seven natural defensemen.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900
7.  Patrick Flatley 712 *** Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Josh Bailey 657 *** 10. Derek King 638 *** 11. Billy Harris 623 *** 12. Stefan Persson 622 *** 13. Frans Nielsen 606 *** 14. John Tavares 605
Goals
1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***
5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. John Tavares 248
22.  Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 110
31. Mikko Makela & David Volek 95***33. Randy Wood 94*** 34.Greg Gilbert, Garry Howatt & Anders Lee 93

Assists
1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553*** 4. Clark Gillies 359***
5. John Tonelli 338 *** 6. Patrick Flatley 328 *** 7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. John Tavares 308
15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 216

Points
1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052 *** 4. Clark Gillies 663 ***
5. Brent Sutter 610 *** 6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tavares 556
17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 326

Games Played (Goalies)
1.      Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282
6. Glenn Healy 176 *** 7. Roland Melanson 136 *** 8. Jaroslav Halak 133
11.  Evgeni Nabokov 123 *** 12. Chris Osgood 103  *** 13. Thomas Greiss 101

Wins (Goalie)
1.      Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130***4. Kelly Hrudey 106 *** 5. Rollie Melanson 77 *** 6. Jaroslav Halak 73
8.  Tommy Salo 62… 9. Evgeni Nabokov 57…10. Thomas Greiss 54

Season Series Stats
The teams lead the season series one game to none (and two points to 0).  The teams will meet again on Sunday in Carolina.

This was the Isles’ first regulation win against Carolina at Barclays Center (2-0-3) and only their second regulation win in their last 11 home games against Carolina (3-6-2).;

The Isles have now won three straight against Carolina.

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 7-7-0-0 following a 2-1 overtime win in Hartford on Wednesday.  Devon Toews scored both goals for his first 2-goal game as a professional; Christopher Gibson made 35 saves to improve to 4-4-0 on the season.

Tanner Fritz, who assisted on both goals, leads Bridgeport with 14 points (3-11-14) while Scott Eansor and Steve Bernier lead the team in goals with 7.

Bridgeport will host Charlotte on Saturday (7pm) and Springfield on Sunday (3pm).

Up Next
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18th –ISLANDERS AT TAMPA BAY 7:00PM
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30PM), WFAN 660AM/101.9FM, 88.7 WRHU-FM]

The Isles begin a weekend back-to-back set with their first matchup in over a calendar year against the NHL’s best team in the first 6 weeks, the Tampa Bay Lightning (15-2-2).

The Isles and Lightning meet three times each season, and last season all three games were contested in the first 14 days of November.  Tampa Bay won them all by a combined score of 14-2.

Prior to last season the Islanders had gone 8-2-2 in over four seasons against Tampa Bay.   


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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Skinny: Isles 5, St. Louis 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 17
Isles 5, St. Louis 2
Friday night in Dallas was the 8th time under Doug Weight that the Isles had lost a game by 3 goals or more. Saturday night in St. Louis was the 8th time that the Isles won the following game.

John Tavares scored his 13th goal of the season early in the first period to give the Isles a lead they would never relinquish as Thomas Greiss (the game's #1 Star) made 35 saves as the Isles defeated the St. Louis Blues 5-2 before a crowd of 18,761 at Scottrade Center.

It was only the fourth loss in regulation for the Blues, who still hold the best record in the Western Conference.

The Scoring:
1ST PERIOD
03:21 New York John Tavares (13) ASST: Anders Lee (8) 1-0
10:07 New York Casey Cizikas (4) ASST: Nick Leddy (8)              2-0
13:18 New York Jordan Eberle (6) ASST: Andrew Ladd (4) 3-0

2ND PERIOD
03:35 New York Joshua Ho-Sang (1) ASST: Alan Quine (1), Nick Leddy (9) 4-0
11:31 St. Louis Brayden Schenn (5) ASST: Jaden Schwartz (13), Vince Dunn (1) 4-1

3RD PERIOD
06:41 St. Louis Scottie Upshall (2) ASST: Robert Bortuzzo (3), Kyle Brodziak (4) 4-2
15:33 New York Anders Lee (9) ASST: Adam Pelech (5), Calvin de Haan (7) 5-2

The Skinny: 
The Isles scored the first goal for only the 5th time in the first 17 games (5-0-0); the Isles improved to 5-0-0 when leading after one period and 8-0-0 when leading after 40 minutes… The Isles have scored in the second period in 12 of the last 13 games… The Isles deprived Jake Allen of his 100th career win…Only Nikita Kucherov (16) has more goals than John Tavares (13) …Emergency recall Joshua Ho-Sang scored his first NHL goal of the season; he is 1-4-5 in 7 NHL games this season…Alan Quine earned his first assist on the Ho-Sang goal…Jordan Eberle scored for the 6th time in 6 games… The Isles' defense contributed 4 assists…Anders Lee and Johnny Boychuk were both +3 for the Isles; Thomas Steen and Paul Stastny were both -4 for St. Louis…The Isles ended Vladimir Tarasenko's point streak at three games…The Blues had allowed only six goals in the first period this season, before the Isles scored three tonight…the Blues are 15-6-1 at home under Mike Yeo…The Isles have scored at least five goals seven times in the first 17 games; it's the first time that has happened since 1987-88 (also 7 times in the first 17 games).

Most Goals by an Islander (first 17 games, since 1987-88)
15- Pat LaFontaine 1987-88
13- Pat LaFontaine 1990-91
13- Mark Parrish 2001-02
13- John Tavares 2017-18

Century Mark
Thomas Greiss appeared in his 100th game as an Islander, and improved to 53-31-11 for the Isles.  He is the 13th Islander goalie to appear in 100 games.

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night
The Isles are 5-0-0 on Saturday's this season; they won only three Saturday games all last season (3-8-5).  

Fastest to 30
Doug Weight is now 33-18-6 as an NHL coach. On October 28 in Nashville, he reached 30 wins faster than any coach in Islander history:

Fewest Games to 30 Wins by an Islander Coach:
51 – Doug Weight
60 – Peter Laviolette 2001-02 (30-20-7-3)
61 – Ted Nolan 30-23-8

Notre Dame Guy Beats the Green
Anders Lee's goal was his 93rd as an Islander, passing Travis Green for 36th on the team's all-time list. 

The Shots
Isles        12-12-5=29
St. Louis 12-14-11=37

The Isles are 1-2-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even, and 8-3-0 when they are outshot.

Offside Challenges
The Isles have challenged twice and been successful once.
10/10 vs STL Blues – unsuccessful; Isles killed ensuing power play.
10/12 @ Ana Ducks -- successful

The opponents have not challenged so far this season.

How the West Was Won
This was the final game of a stretch in which the Isles played 13 of 15 games against Western Conference opponents.  The Isles went 8-5-2 in this stretch; the only Eastern Conference opponents they faced during this stretch were the Rangers (4-3 SO Win) and Capitals (4-3 Loss).

Twelve of the next 13 Islander games are against Eastern foes.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 9-6-2 overall; 5-0-2 at home and 4-6-0 on the road.  
St. Louis is 13-4-1 overall; 7-2-0 at home and 6-2-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 8-4-2 in games versus other divisions.   The Isles are 2-2-0 against the East and 7-4-2 against the West.

Our House
The Isles are 5-0-2 at home, matching their best home start since 1982-83 (7-0-0).  The Isles are 4-0-2 vs. the Western Conference at Barclays Center this season and are 25-4-5 all-time at Barclays against the West.

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 35 saves as he improves to 4-2-2 on the season and 6-2-1 in his career against St. Louis.

Jake Allen made 14 saves before being replaced after the 4th Islander goal; Allen is 9-4-1 on the season and 2-2-0 against the Isles.  Carter Hutton stopped 10 of 11 in relief.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-1 on the power play; St. Louis was 0-3.  
The Isles are 5-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 4-5-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 5-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 4-3-2 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 9-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-4-2 when they do not.  

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

First Goal 
The Isles are 5-0-0 when they score first and are 4-6-2 when they allow the opening goal. 

Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 1-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 2-1-0 on the back-end.  The next back-to-back sets are November 18th in Tampa Bay and November 19th in Carolina and then November 24th in Philadelphia and November 25th in Ottawa.

Tired vs. Rested
The Isles are 0-1-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 2-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 4-5-2 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Calvin deHaan (21:51); St. Louis: Alex Pietrangelo (28:22)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (3-1-1), Nick Leddy (3-4-0), John Tavares (1-1-0). Calvin deHaan (2-0-0).

John Tavares led the forwards in ice-time (19:08). Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (9-5-2), Brock Nelson (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 32, St. Louis 34 (48%). 

Casey Cizikas won 13 of 21 for the Isles; Kyle Brodziak won 8 of 10 for St. Louis.

Face-offs by period: 1st period 10/20; 2nd period 12/28; 3rd period 10/18.
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 29/59; Power play 0/2; Penalty kill 3/5.

Hit Count
Isles 21 (Cal Clutterbuck and Calvin deHaan -4) 
St. Louis 24 (Chris Thorburn & Robert Bertuzzo -5)

Fights
There were no fights. Season total – 2: (Boychuk 1, Mayfield 1).

Blocked Shots
The Isles blocked 15 shots; Adam Pelech and Johnny Boychuk each had 3. 

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 49, St. Louis 69 
5-on-5 Isles 45, St. Louis 54

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Johnny Boychuk +7
St. Louis: Brayden Schenn +11

Night and Day 
The Isles are 9-6-1 in night games and 0-0-1 in matinees.  The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.

Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 205 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 168 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 166, Calvin deHaan 102

Scratches
(Shane Prince-IR), (Nikolay Kulemin -IR), Anthony Beauvillier (injured), Ryan Pulock

Total games lost: 37

Late Hero
The Isles have scored once in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
10/9 – STL Blues – Anders Lee (19:00); tied game, but Isles lost in shootout

7-11
The Isles have used 7 defensemen twice this season (10/19 @NYR, 10/21 vs SJ) and are 2-0-0 in those games.  Under Doug Weight, the Isles are 6-0-0 when they dress seven natural defensemen.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 
7.  Patrick Flatley 712 *** Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Josh Bailey 656 *** 10. Derek King 638 *** 11. Billy Harris 623 *** 12. Stefan Persson 622 *** 13. Frans Nielsen 606 *** 14. John Tavares 604

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***
5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. John Tavares 248
22.  Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 109
31. Mikko Makela & David Volek 95***33. Randy Wood 94*** 34.Greg Gilbert, Garry Howatt & Anders Lee 93

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553*** 4. Clark Gillies 359***
5. John Tonelli 338 *** 6. Patrick Flatley 328 *** 7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. John Tavares 308
15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 215

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052 *** 4. Clark Gillies 663 ***
5. Brent Sutter 610 *** 6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tavares 556
17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 324

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282
6. Glenn Healy 176 *** 7. Roland Melanson 136 *** 8. Jaroslav Halak 133
11.  Evgeni Nabokov 123 *** 12. Chris Osgood 103  *** 13. Thomas Greiss 100

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130***4. Kelly Hrudey 106 *** 5. Rollie Melanson 77 *** 6. Jaroslav Halak 73
8.  Tommy Salo 62… 9. Evgeni Nabokov 57…10. Thomas Greiss 53

Season Series Stats
The teams split the season series one game to one (the Isles earned 3 points to St. Louis' 2).

While the Isles have now won 2 of their last 3 games in St. Louis, this was their first regulation win in St. Louis since December 6, 1995. 
On the Farm
Bridgeport is 6-7-0-0 following a 2-1 loss to Hartford on Saturday.  Ryan Bourque had the only goal for Bridgeport; Christopher Gibson made 25 saves.
Tanner Fritz leads Bridgeport with 12 points (3-9-12) while Scott Eansor and Steve Bernier lead the team in goals with 7.

Bridgeport visits Hartford on Wednesday before returning home for a pair of game on Saturday/Sunday. 

Up Next
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16th – CAROLINA AT ISLANDERS 7:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30PM), WNYM 970 AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM]

The Isles play their first divisional home game of the season as they entertain Carolina on Military Appreciation Night. 

Last season the Isles won the final two games of the series after Carolina had taken the opening three.  

Carolina has played particularly well against the Isles in New York in recent years; the Isles are only 2-6-2 in their last 10 home games against Carolina (with only one of those wins in regulation.  In two years of play at Barclays Center, the Canes own two OT wins and a shootout win; the lone Islander win came in a shootout.
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

Friday, November 10, 2017

The Skinny: Dallas 5, Isles 0

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 16
Dallas 5, Isles 0
John Klingberg scored a 4-on-4 early in the first period and added two assists later in the session as the Dallas Stars defeated the Islanders 5-0 before a crowd of 18,342 at American Airlines Center.

The Isles finished with 14 shots on goal.  The Isles last had 14 shots or fewer on October 10, 2011 vs. Minnesota (14).

The Scoring:
1ST PERIOD
01:32 Dallas John Klingberg (4) ASST: Jamie Benn (8), Tyler Seguin (8) 0-1
14:58 Dallas Gemel Smith (1) ASST: Alexander Radulov (9), John Klingberg (13) 0-2
16:58 Dallas Esa Lindell (4) ASST: John Klingberg (14), Martin Hanzal (1) 0-3

2ND PERIOD
06:54 Dallas SHG - Mattias Janmark (4) 0-4
16:00 Dallas PPG - Jason Spezza (1) ASST: Esa Lindell (3), Dan Hamhuis (5) 0-5

3RD PERIOD
No Scoring

The Skinny: 
The Isles allowed the first goal for the 12th time in the first 16 games … Mathew Barzal saw his 6-game point streak end (2-9-11) …The Isles' power play failed on four opportunities and is now 0-7 in the last two games after going 9-16 (56.3%) in the prior four games … The Isles did not score in the second period for the first time in 12 games… The Stars a 5-on-4 goal, a 4-on-4 goal, a 4-on-5 goal, and two 5-on-5 goals…The Isles have now allowed 7 shorthanded goals, matching last season's total…Alexander Radulov extended his point streak to seven games; it was his 100th career NHL assist…The Isles have been outscored 17-11 in the first period…The Stars' special teams have been dominant this season; their power play is now 15-48 (31.3%), while their penalty kill is 49-56 (87.5%)..The Isles have been shutout twice season, both by 5-0 scores.

Fastest to 30
Doug Weight is now 32-18-6 as an NHL coach. On October 28 in Nashville, he reached 30 wins faster than any coach in Islander history:

Fewest Games to 30 Wins by an Islander Coach:
51 – Doug Weight
60 – Peter Laviolette 2001-02 (30-20-7-3)
61 – Ted Nolan 30-23-8

Tied with Travis
Anders Lee has 92 goals as an Islander, tied with Travis Green for 36th on the team's all-time list. 

The Shots
Isles    4-6-4=14
Dallas 13-10-6=29

The Isles are 1-2-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even, and 7-3-0 when they are outshot.

Offside Challenges
The Isles have challenged twice and been successful once.
10/10 vs STL Blues – unsuccessful; Isles killed ensuing power play.
10/12 @ Ana Ducks -- successful

The opponents have not challenged so far this season.

Go West, Young Men
This was the 14th game of a stretch in which the Isles will play 13 of 15 games against Western Conference opponents.  The Isles are 7-5-2 in this stretch; the only Eastern Conference opponents they will face during this stretch are the Rangers (4-3 SO Win) and Capitals (4-3 Loss).

Home and Road
The Islanders are 8-6-2 overall; 5-0-2 at home and 3-6-0 on the road.  
Dallas is 9-7-0 overall; 6-2-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 7-4-2 in games versus other divisions.   The Isles are 2-2-0 against the East and 6-4-2 against the West.

Our House
The Isles are 5-0-2 at home, matching their best home start since 1982-83 (7-0-0).  The Isles are 4-0-2 vs. the Western Conference at Barclays Center this season and are 25-4-5 all-time at Barclays against the West.

In the Nets
Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves but falls to 5-4-0 on the season and 4-6-1 in his career against Dallas.

Ben Bishop made 14 saves and improves to 7-4-0 on the season with his first shutout of the season; he is 7-4-1 in his career against the Isles.  This was his 20th career shutout and his first against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-4 on the power play, allowing a shorthanded goal; Dallas was 1-4.  
The Isles are 5-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 3-5-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 5-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 3-3-2 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-4-2 when they do not.  

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

First Goal 
The Isles are 4-0-0 when they score first and are 4-6-2 when they allow the opening goal. 

Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 1-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-1-0 on the back-end.  This back to back concludes in St. Louis on Saturday; the next back-to-back set is November 24th in Philadelphia and November 25th in Ottawa.

Tired vs. Rested
The Isles are 0-1-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 4-5-2 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (22:25); Dallas: Dan Hamhuis (22:20)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (3-1-1), Nick Leddy (3-4-0), John Tavares (1-1-0). Calvin deHaan (1-0-0).

Brock Nelson led the forwards in ice-time (18:00). Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (8-5-2), Brock Nelson (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 20, Dallas 35 (36%). 

Casey Cizikas won 6 of 11 for the Isles but his teammates won only 14 of 44; Tyler Seguin won 14 of 19 for Dallas.

Face-offs by period: 1st period 9/24; 2nd period 6/16; 3rd period 5/15
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 30/43; Power play 1/7; Penalty kill 4/6.

Hit Count
Isles 13 (Johnny Boychuk -2) 
Dallas 15 (Jamie Oleksiak & Adam Johns -3)

Fights
There were no fights. Season total – 2: (Boychuk 1, Mayfield 1).

Blocked Shots
The Isles blocked 23 shots; Casey Cizikas had 5. 

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 36, Dallas 68 
5-on-5 Isles 33, Dallas 49

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Ryan Pulock +1
Dallas: Martin Hanzal and Jason Spezza +13

Night and Day 
The Isles are 8-6-1 in night games and 0-0-1 in matinees.  The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.

Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 204 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 1676 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 165, Calvin deHaan 101

Scratches
(Shane Prince-IR), (Nikolay Kulemin -IR), Adam Pelech (injured), Dennis Seidenberg

Total games lost: 34

Late Hero
The Isles have scored once in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
10/9 – STL Blues – Anders Lee (19:00); tied game, but Isles lost in shootout

7-11
The Isles have used 7 defensemen twice this season (10/19 @NYR, 10/21 vs SJ) and are 2-0-0 in those games.  Under Doug Weight, the Isles are 6-0-0 when they dress seven natural defensemen.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 
7.  Patrick Flatley 712 *** Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Josh Bailey 655 *** 10. Derek King 638 *** 11. Billy Harris 623 *** 12. Stefan Persson 622 *** 13. Frans Nielsen 606 *** 14. John Tavares 603

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***
5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. John Tavares 247
22.  Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 109
36. Travis Green 92 and Anders Lee 92

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553*** 4. Clark Gillies 359***
5. John Tonelli 338 *** 6. Patrick Flatley 328 *** 7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. John Tavares 308
15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 215

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052 *** 4. Clark Gillies 663 ***
5. Brent Sutter 610 *** 6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tavares 555
17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 324

Season Series Stats
Dallas leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 0).  The teams will meet in Brooklyn on December 13th to complete the season series.

The Isles have now been shutout in two of their last three trips in Dallas after not being shutout in their first 14 trips.  Those two shutouts are the Isles' only regulation losses in the last 9 games vs. Dallas.
 
On the Farm
Bridgeport is 6-6-0-0 following a 4-2 matinee loss to Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.  Sebastian Aho and Steve Bernier had the goals for the Sound Tigers.

Tanner Fritz leads Bridgeport with 12 points (3-9-12) while Scott Eansor and Steve Bernier lead the team in goals with 7.

Bridgeport hosts Hartford on Saturday at 7pm; the Sound Tigers swept a pair from the Rangers' farm club in October.
 
Up Next
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th – ISLANDERS AT ST. LOUIS 8:00PM 
[MSG+2 (Islanders pre-game at 7:30PM), WNYM 970 AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM]

The Isles concludes the back-to-back set as they complete the season series with the Blues in St Louis.  The Blues defeated the Isles in a Columbus Day shootout in Brooklyn.

St. Louis has been a difficult stop for the Isles in recent years; an Islander overtime win in 2015 is their only win there in the last six trips (1-5-0).
 
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

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

The Skinny: Edmonton 2, Isles 1 (OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 15
Edmonton 2, Isles 1 (OT)
Connor McDavid scored his third career overtime goal 38 seconds into the extra session to give the Edmonton Oilers a 2-1 victory over the Islanders before a crowd of 12,281 at Barclays Center.

Leon Draisaitl and Jordan Eberle traded second period goals but those were the only regulation tallies of the evening.  Josh Baily saw his assist streak end at 8 games (one shy of the club record) and his point streak end at a career-best nine games.

The Scoring:
1ST PERIOD
No Scoring

2ND PERIOD
01:59 Edmonton Leon Draisaitl (4) ASST: Milan Lucic (5) 0-1
04:43 New York Jordan Eberle (5) ASST: Mathew Barzal (11) 1-1

3RD PERIOD
No Scoring

OVERTIME
00:38 Edmonton Connor McDavid (6) ASST: Leon Draisaitl (7) 1-2

The Skinny: 
The Isles allowed the first goal for the 11th time in the first 15 games …Jordan Eberle has three goals in the last two games … Mathew Barzal now has 14 points in the last ten games; he is the first Isles rookie in at least 30 years to have 14 points in the first 15 games of a season. Barzal also now has a 6-game point streak (2-9-11) …The Isles' power play failed on three opportunities after going 9-16 (56.3%) in the prior four games …Jordan Eberle's four previous goals as an Islander had come in two 2-goal games… The Isles were held scoreless in the third period, ending a streak of scoring goals in 17 consecutive periods. The 17-period streak is the longest since the Isles scored in 18 straight periods from December 15-29, 1992...The Isles were held without a power play goal, ending a streak of scoring at least twice with the extra man in four consecutive games…The Isles scored a second period goal for the 11th straight game…Connor McDavid's winning goal was Edmonton's 8th goal in 5 road games this season; he is the first Oiler since Glenn Anderson (11-11-86) to score an overtime goal against the Isles in New York…Josh Bailey played his 164th consecutive Islander game (equivalent of two complete seasons) while Calvin deHaan played his 100th consecutive game…The Isles are 6-2-2 in the last 10 games…Cam Talbot played in his 199th NHL game…Ryan Strome had three shots on goal in 12:58 of ice-time in his return to Brooklyn.

From B to B
With Josh Bailey's point streak ending at 9 games, Mathew Barzal now has a share of the longest point current point streak in the NHL (6) with Alexander Radulov and Mike Hoffman.  Barzal is now 2nd amongst rookies in both assists (11, to Will Butcher's 12) and points (14, to Clayton Keller's 17).

The Injury
Nikolay Kulemin suffered an upper body injury in the second period; he did not return.  Drake Caggiula left the game injured for Edmonton.

Fastest to 30
Doug Weight is now 32-17-6 as an NHL coach. On October 28 in Nashville, he reached 30 wins faster than any coach in Islander history:

Fewest Games to 30 Wins by an Islander Coach:
51 – Doug Weight
60 – Peter Laviolette 2001-02 (30-20-7-3)
61 – Ted Nolan 30-23-8

Tied with Travis
Anders Lee has 92 goals as an Islander, tied with Travis Green for 36th on the team's all-time list. 

The Shots
Isles         13-11-13-0=37
Edmonton 13-9-2-1=25

The Isles are 1-2-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even, and 7-2-0 when they are outshot.

Offside Challenges
The Isles have challenged twice and been successful once.
10/10 vs STL Blues – unsuccessful; Isles killed ensuing power play.
10/12 @ Ana Ducks -- successful

The opponents have not challenged so far this season.

Go West, Young Men
This was the 13th game of a stretch in which the Isles will play 13 of 15 games against Western Conference opponents.  The Isles are 7-4-2 in this stretch; the only Eastern Conference opponents they will face during this stretch are the Rangers (4-3 SO Win) and Capitals (4-3 Loss).

Home and Road
The Islanders are 8-5-2 overall; 5-0-2 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.  
Edmonton is 5-8-1 overall; 3-5-0 at home and 2-2-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 7-3-2 in games versus other divisions.   The Isles are 2-2-0 against the East and 6-3-2 against the West.

Our House
The Isles are 5-0-2 at home, matching their best home start since 1982-83 (7-0-0).  The Isles are 4-0-2 vs. the Western Conference at Barclays Center this season and are 25-4-5 all-time at Barclays against the West.

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 35 saves; he is 3-2-2 on the season and 4-0-3 in his career against Edmonton.

Cam Talbot made 36 saves and improves to 2-3-0 on the season; he is 7-2-0 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play, Edmonton was 0-2.  
The Isles are 5-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 3-4-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 5-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 3-3-2 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-2 when they do not.  

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

First Goal 
The Isles are 4-0-0 when they score first and are 4-5-2 when they allow the opening goal. 

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 1-1-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-1-0 on the back-end.  The next back-to-back set is November 10th in Dallas and November 11th in St. Louis.

Tired vs. Rested
The Isles are 0-1-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 4-4-2 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (22:38); Edmonton: Connor McDavid (24:28)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (3-1-1), Nick Leddy (3-3-0), John Tavares (1-1-0). Calvin deHaan (1-0-0).

John Tavares led the forwards in ice-time (21:27). Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (8-5-2).

Face-offs
Isles 36, Edmonton 19 (65%). 

Brock Nelson won 6 of 7 for the Isles; Mark Letestu won 2 of 4 for Edmonton.

Face-offs by period: 1st period 13/18; 2nd period 12/20; 3rd period 10/16; Overtime 1/1.
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 30/43; Power play 3/5; Penalty kill 3/7.

Hit Count
Isles 19 (Thomas Hickey, Scott Mayfield, and Casey Cizikas -3) 
Edmonton 21 (Adam Larsson -5)

Fights
There were no fights. Season total – 2: (Boychuk 1, Mayfield 1).

Blocked Shots
The Isles blocked 15 shots; four players each had 2. 

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 57, Edmonton 46 
5-on-5 Isles 52, Edmonton 34

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Calvin deHaan +15
Edmonton: Darrel Nurse +3

Night and Day 
The Isles are 8-5-1 in night games and 0-0-1 in matinees.  The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.

Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 203 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 166 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 164, Calvin deHaan 100

Scratches
(Shane Prince-IR), Adam Pelech (injured), Alan Quine-Conditioning, Dennis Seidenberg

Total games lost: 31

Late Hero
The Isles have scored once in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
10/9 – STL Blues – Anders Lee (19:00); tied game, but Isles lost in shootout

7-11
The Isles have used 7 defensemen twice this season (10/19 @NYR, 10/21 vs SJ) and are 2-0-0 in those games.  Under Doug Weight, the Isles are 6-0-0 when they dress seven natural defensemen.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 
7.  Patrick Flatley 712 *** Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Josh Bailey 654 *** 10. Derek King 638 *** 11. Billy Harris 623 *** 12. Stefan Persson 622 *** 13. Frans Nielsen 606 *** 14. John Tavares 602
Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***
5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. John Tavares 247
22.  Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 109
36. Travis Green 92 and Anders Lee 92

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553*** 4. Clark Gillies 359***
5. John Tonelli 338 *** 6. Patrick Flatley 328 *** 7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. John Tavares 308
15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 215

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052 *** 4. Clark Gillies 663 ***
5. Brent Sutter 610 *** 6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tavares 555
17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 324

Season Series Stats
Edmonton leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 1).  The teams will meet in Alberta on March 8th to complete the season series.

The Oilers have now won the last two games in Brooklyn (once in overtime and once in a shootout); the Isles have earned points in their last 11 home games against Edmonton (9-0-2).

On the Farm
Bridgeport is coming off a three-win in three-day weekend, including a pair of shutouts (one each for Christopher Gibson and Kristers Gudlevskis).

Tanner Fritz leads Bridgeport with 11 points (3-8-11) while Scott Eansor continues to lead the team in goals with 7.

The Sound Tigers (6-5-0) host Lehigh Valley at 10:30 Wednesday in a school day matinee. It's the first of six straight games in Connecticut for Bridgeport, including a game in Hartford next Wednesday.

Up Next
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th – ISLANDERS AT DALLAS 8:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30PM), WNYM 970 AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM]

The Isles begin a two-game road trip (and a set of back-to-backs) in Dallas against the Stars.

The Isles are 6-1-1 in the last four seasons against Dallas 

The Isles will face the Stars in Brooklyn on December 13th to complete the season series.

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