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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Skinny errata: Nielsen

There was a minor error on my Frans Nielsen note following the Isles' SO win in Winnipeg.  He is not #1 all-time (more than 10 attempts).  He is in fact #3 all-time (more than 10 attempts) and #2 all-time (more than 12 attempts).  My apologies.

Here's a revised note:

Shootout Specialist
Frans Nielsen scored a shootout goal for the second straight game.  Nielsen is 18-31 in career shootout attempts (58.1%).  Six of his shootout goals have been game-deciding goals.  Nielsen ranks #2 in NHL history among skaters that have attempted more than 12 shootout attempts with his 58.1% success rate.

All-time Shootout Leaders (greater than 12 attempts)
1.  Slava Kozlov 27/46 58.7%
2.  FRANS NIELSEN  18/31 58.1%

All-time Shootout Leaders (greater than 10 attempts)
1.  Slava Kozlov 27/46 58.7%
2.  Trevor Linden 7/12 58.3%
3.  FRANS NIELSEN  18/31 58.1%


Should Nielsen score on his next attempt, he would jump to 59.4% and pass Kozlov.  Nielsen is 2/4 this season; he was ahead of Kozlov at the start of the season.

Former Islander Adrian Aucoin doesn't appear on the lists because he has only attempted 10 shots.  He is 6/10 60%.
A long-forgotten defenseman named Petteri Nummelin was 8/10 (80%) for the best percentage among players who have had at least 10 attempts.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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