By the Numbers #4 -11/3/05
Some notes By the Numbers from the Isles 5-1 loss to Pittsburgh:
2 Goals by Penguin Superkid Sidney Crosbyhis first NHL multi-goal game
5 times before he turns 18 years and three months that Crosby has had at least two points.
299 Career goals for Alexei Yashin, after his 8th goal of the season.
2:03 amount of time Isles were within one goal after Yashins goal
1 Assist for Chris Campoli -- his first of the season
1 Goal for Erik Chirstiansen his first in the NHL
3 assists for Mario and for Penguin rookie Ryan Whitney as well.
1 point for Mike Recchi who had a second point, which would have been his 100th against the Isles, taken away after a scoring change.
14+ number of years between Pittsburghs 2nd youngest goal scorer [Chirstiansen, wholl turn 22 in December] and their 2nd oldest [Leclair, who turned 36 this past summer].
10,793 means Crosbys first game brought only 159 extra people to the Coliseum compared to Tuesdays win over Boston.
13:18 The amount of time the Isles spent killing penalties. They had only 7:41 of pp time.
6 previous games against the Isles for Ziggy Palffy tonights third star. Hell have a chance to play eight games this season against the Isles.
650 Number of NHL games for Janne Niinimaa. He took two penalties tonight, although one was coincidental.
8-14 A bad win-loss record on face-offs for Shawn Bates tonight.
31-31 equals .500 in the face-off circle the only even spot in this game. -3 x 3 Mike York, Mark Parrish and Robert Nilsson
+3 x 2 Steve Poapst and Ryan Whitney
3 Islander shots in the final 17:52.
7-1-0-2 was the Isles record in Pittsburghs last ten visits. Make it 7-2-0-2 in the last eleven.
6-7-0 The Isles fall below .500. Theyve been no more than one game from .500 all season.
0 Mario hat tricks in his rookie season. Crosby has a good shot to break that in part because he plays with the amazing #66.
1st time a chant of Fire Stirling was clearly heard throughout the Coliseum.
5-1 worst home loss since a similar score to Philadelphia the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2003.
Around the League: 9 goals by ex-Isle Raffi Torres, including his OT winner tonight in Detroit 14 goals in 14 games for the Rangers Jaromir Jagr, who could have been an Isle, not a Pen, if it wasnt for Uwe Krupp. 10-2 The Sens record after defeating the Champion Lightning tonight in Kanata. 22 points for Peter Forsberg in the Flyers first 11 games.
Up Next: Isle at Ottawa. Saturday 7pm. Steve Stirling is one of three Islander coaches [Milbury and Arbour are the others] with at least two regular season wins over Ottawa. Howie and Joe will have the game on FSN-NY; John and Chris will cover it for Bloomberg 1130.