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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Fwd: By the Numbers: Islanders 4, Atlanta 3

--- Forever Nineteen Forty <forever1940@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:08:15 -0700 (PDT) > From: Forever Nineteen Forty <forever1940@yahoo.com> > Subject: By the Numbers: Islanders 4, Atlanta 3 > To: islanderfans@yahoogroups.com, IslesList > <isles-list@replayer.com>, > newyorkislanders@yahoogroups.com > > By the Numbers #1 > > Some notes by the numbers from the Isles 4-3 win over Atlanta: > > 152:21 - The Isles finally allowed a goal to Atlanta after > back-to-back shutouts in the 2003-04 season. It's the sixth > time > in club history that they've had at least two straight > shutouts > against one opponent. > > The list: > 4 straight vs. Tampa Bay 1998 [277:44] > 3 straight vs. Washington 1996-97 [222:11] > 2 straight vs. Washington 1977-78 [154:08] > 2 straight vs. Atlanta 2003-05 [152:21] since Serge Aubin > scored the winning goal in a 4-3 Atlanta win on November 8, > 2003] > 2 straight vs. Washington 1974-75 [135:02] -- streak started > with first-ever meeting > 2 straight vs. Philadelphia 2001-02 [134:03] > > [These are not necessarily the six longest shutout streaks -- > you can get a streak of nearly 180 minutes and only have one > shutout in that span] > > 2x2x2+ For the third straight game, the Isles scored at > least > two power play goals and allowed at least two power play > goals. > The Isles have scored 12 pp goals and allowed 13 this season. > The Isles have scored two power play goals in four straight > games and have allowed at least two five times in the first > nine > games. > > 0 As in penalty shot goals allowed by the Isles since 1997. > Rob Zamuner of Tampa is the last opponent to convert a penalty > shot. Six different goalies have stopped nine shots since. > DiPietro faced Patrik Stefan [who missed the net] in this > game—he has stopped all three he has faced [Michael Nylander > in > 2002, Erik Cole in 2004]. Of course in regular season play, > the > Isles have fared no better –failing on eight straight, > including > Satan earlier this year. > > 4, 5, 5, 7 Satan scored in his fourth straight game; Zhitnik > added an assist in his fifth straight, while Yashin helped for > the fifth straight and recorded a point for the 7th straight > game. Satan’s goal scoring streak is the longest by an Isle > since Parrish did so late in the 2003-04 season; no Isles had > a > five-game streak in that season. Yashin’s point streak is the > longest since Blake had a seven-game streak in March, 2004. > The > club records are 11 [goals], 9[assists] and 25 [points]. Give > yourself a hand if you remember LaFontaine’s goal scoring > streak > or Trottier’s point scoring streak. Tom Kurvers is the last > Isle to earn an assist in 7 straight. > > 297 Yashin's career goal total, including two tonight. > > 201 Satan's goal total since the beginning of the 1998-99 > season [he was ninth in that category when the season began] > > 4 Obscure club record department – it’s the 13th time in > Isles > history that there have been four power play goals [both > teams] > in one period. > > 7 + 6 = 13 --> 118. With Satan’s 7 goals and Yashin’s 6, > they > are on a projected pace to combine for 118 goals. The club > record for two players is 116, set by Bossy [69] and Trottier > [47] in 1978-79. > > 13 --> 118. Janne Niinimaa has now taken 13 minor penalties > this season, which also projects to 118 for the season. > > 13 --> 118. The Isles have allowed 13 power play goals this > season, which is on pace to demolish the club record of 103. > > 10,371 Second smallest crowd in the NHL this season. > > 3-1-0 The Isles are guaranteed a winning October at home. > They > had a winning record at home every month in the 2003-04 > season. > > 1,300 NHL games for Scott Mellanby—35th all-time. He left the > game injured, in the 2nd period. > > 4-0-0 The Isles record when leading after two periods this > season. It’s 48-0-8 in 56 games [the longest active streak in > the NHL] since the Capitals they rallied from a 1-0 deficit on > December 21, 2002 to beat the Isles 3-1. > > 17:55 The amount of time the Isles spent killing penalties. > They had only 7:16 of pp time. > > 11 The Isles have been shorthanded at least eleven times in > four games this season, including tonight. It hadn’t happen > previously since they were shorthanded thirteen times on March > 26, 2000 in Carolina. > > 2 in 5 Atlanta had scored only two goals in their first five > losses [shutout in three of the games] They are now 0-6 when > scoring 3-or-fewer. > > 2 Kovalchuk’s career goals and career assists vs. the Isles > in > twelve previous games. He had 2 goals in this game. > > 3 Scoring changes made during the 2nd intermission. Bobby > Holik was credited for the 2nd Atlanta goal, York and Zhitnik > had assists added. Regular scorer Jim Sullivan, who has been > at > the Coliseum since the very beginning, was not the scorer > tonight. > > 15 It’s the fifteenth season in Isles history that they’ve > earned at least ten points in the first nine games – they’ve > made the playoffs in every previous season. > > 4-6-1 The Isles improve to 4-6-1 on this date; they defeated > Pittsburgh 7-2 two years ago tonight; Sean Bergenheim scored > his > only NHL goal in that game. > > 5-16-81 Birthdate of Thrasher goalie Adam Berkhoel – he was > born > in St. Paul during the Stanley Cup Finals. The Isles defeated > the North Stars in five games for their second Cup. > > Out-of-town: > 8-0-0 -- Nashville, after pounding Chicago in Music City. > It’s > equal to the 2nd longest winning streak to start a season in > NHL > history. Toronto set the record – 10 – in 1993-94. > > 0-4-5 – Pittsburgh, after blowing a third period lead at home > and falling in OT. The Pens have a ways to go to reach the > Rangers’ NHL record – 15 – in 1943-44. Three teams have had > 11 > game streaks, including the 1995-96 Sharks. > > Up Next: > Isles-Rangers @ MSG. Thursday 7pm. The Isles will look to > beat > the Rangers three times in a calendar month for the first time > in their regular season history. Howie and Joe will have the > game on FSN-NY; John and Chris will cover it for Bloomberg > 1130. > The Isles can equal the club record of two wins in one season > at > MSG in their final visit to Broadway until April 11th. > > > > > Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Fox Sports Net statistician > Eric Hornick. > > He has served as the statistician on Islander home telecasts > since 1982 and has also worked the Stanley Cup Finals four > times. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of > 2,751 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the > Vice President of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater NY. > > You can find him in the "Best Seat in the House", about six > feet to Howie and Joe's left, at most Islander home games. > > For more on the actuarial profession, visit > www.beanactuary.org >

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