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Monday, November 12, 2007

New feature on NYI.com

Looks like a new feature on NYI.com. Kinda reminds me of sometihng they used to run.

Corey Witt | Islanders media relations coordinator
New York Islanders Nov 11, 2007, 11:31 AM EST

Your stop for quick stats on the Islanders the morning after each game.

Miroslav Satan's game-winning goal
STANDINGS: Following last night's 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils, the Islanders remain in third place in the Atlantic Division with 18 points after 13 games played. The Rangers are one point ahead of the Orange and Blue, but have played in four more games. The Philadelphia Flyers, the Islanders opponent on Monday, are first in the Atlantic with 20 points with 16 games played.
The Islanders have played in the least amount of games in the entire NHL. Each team in the Eastern Conference has played in at least three more games.

SPECIAL TEAMS: The Islanders power play ranks third in the NHL with a 23.7 percent conversion rate. On the road, the team has been scoring at a remarkable 41.2 percent clip.
The penalty kill ranks eighth in the NHL as they have been negating 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays.
Last night, the Islanders did not take a single penalty against the New Jersey Devils. It was the first time that has happened since January 29, 2002 versus the Devils.

SATAN IS CLUTCH: Miroslav Satan's game-winning goal last night was his third in as many games. He is the first Islanders to do that since Bryan Trottier netted three consecutive game-winners in January of 1982.
Miro is in a six-way tie for second place in the NHL with three game-winning goals. Last season, Satan only had two game-winners all season.

GETTING IN THE WAY: Brendan Witt is seventh in the NHL in blocked shots with 41. Last season he finished fifth the league with a total of 207. Everyone above him in the rankings has played in either 16 or 17 games to his 13.

I'LL TAKE IT: Mike Sillinger once again leads the Islanders with a 55.3 faceoff winning percentage. He ranks seventh in the NHL by taking 33.5 percent of the Islanders faceoffs. Last season, Sillinger ranked fourth in the NHL with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage.

ISLE LEAD THE WAY: Islanders team-leaders...
Goals: Five Players Tied - 5
Assists: Mike Comrie - 10
Points: Mike Comrie - 15
Shots: Bill Guerin - 48
Penalty Minutes: Andy Sutton - 17
Plus/Minus: Miroslav Satan - +4
Game-Winning Goals: Miroslav Satan – 3
Shooting Percentage: Josef Vasicek – 29.4
Time On Ice/Game: Brendan Witt – 22:02


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick. Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, celebrated his 25th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2007. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of 3,044 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the 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 Billy's left, at most Islander home games. For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org

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