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The Skinny: Los Angeles 3, Isles 2

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Stat Trick : Flyers 4, Isles 1

At 2AM ET on Sunday, most of the US (except Arizona and Hawaii) will turn their clocks forward 1 hour. At about 9:40PM ET on Saturday, the Islanders may have turned their clocks forward to next season. On to the trick:

1. The Flyers scored 4 power play goals -- most against the Isles this season (and one shy of the Isles' club record).

2. The Isles went 0-5 on their own power play, and have been outscored 1-0 on their own power play in the last 4 games (15 chances). The Isles have also been outscored 4-2 on their own power play over the last 11 games (46 chances). The Isles are 0-17 on the power play on the road since scoring 4 pp goals in Toronto on February 14th.

3. The Islanders got out of the first period scoreless. They have scored only 36 first period goals this season, by far the fewest in the NHL (Phoenix has 44). The Isles have been outscored 50-36 in the opening frame. The Isles scored 67 first period goals last season.

...and a few more.

4. The Flyers clinched the season series, having won 5 of the first 6 (ten points to 2).

5. For the 22nd consecutive game, overtime was not played in a game between the two teams. The Isles are 9-13 in those games, which covers all of the teams' meetings since the lockout.

6. The Isles drop seven points behind the eighth-place Flyers, and fall below Florida (Nathan Horton overtime goal tonight) in the standings.

Bottom Up Standings (not including St.Louis -Vancouver)
30 Los Angeles Kings 70 27 38 5 59
29 Tampa Bay Lightning 68 26 34 8 60
28 Atlanta Thrashers 70 30 32 8 68
27 St Louis Blues 67 29 28 10 68
26 Edmonton Oilers 68 32 31 5 69
25 Toronto Maple Leafs 70 30 30 10 70
24 New York Islanders 70 32 31 7 71
23 Columbus Blue Jackets 69 30 28 11 71
22 Florida Panthers 71 32 31 8 72
21 Washington Capitals 69 32 29 8 72
20 Chicago Blackhawks 68 33 29 6 72
19 Phoenix Coyotes 69 34 30 5 73
18 Buffalo Sabres 69 32 27 10 74

7. Every Islander forward but Richard Park had at least one shot on goal. All eighteen players skated at least 10 minutes. The Isles used nine different players on face-offs (losing 33 of 61).

8. Another strong game for Sean Bergenheim: 3 hits and five shots.

9.



Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick. Eric has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, and celebrated his 26th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2008.

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