Thus, this stat caught me by surprise:
Matt Moulson leads the team in +/- at +11
John Tavares is tied for 2nd at +2
The difference is on the minus side of the ledger. Moulson has been on ice for 39 Isles (non-PP) goals and only 28 opponents (non-PP) goals;
Tavares had been on-ice for 41 Isles (non-pp) goals and 39 opponents (non-PP) goals.
Nielsen and Grabner were both +13 last season -- the only two Islanders in the past four seasons with at least a +10 rating.
UPDATE: Keith from Lighthouse Hockey (@KeithLHHockey) raised an interesting point -- how do all the EN goals the Isle have allowed (particularly early this season) affect these numbers?
To be fair, I looked at both the 5 ENG's the Isles have scored as well as the 10 that they have allowed.
Matt Moulson has been on for 2 ENG for and 5 against, for net of -3. (If you ignore ENs, he'd be +14)
John Tavares has been on for 3 ENG for and 7 against, for net of -4. (if you ignore ENs, he'd be +6)
Tavares was not on for EN goals allowed to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and Vancouver -- all of those goals were scored with at least two minutes remaining in the game.