Thursday, January 05, 2012
Moulson lighting it up on the road
Twelve of Matt Moulson's team-leading 18 goals have come on the road this season. ( Only Radim Vrbata and Marian Gaborik have more goals on the road.)
This is a change from the past two seasons where Moulson's scoring prowess was better seen on Coliseum ice. In 2010-11, 21 of his 31 goals were scored at home (Tied-5th at home) while in 2009-10, 16 of his 20 goals were scored on Long Island.
Moulson has scored 14 of his 18 goals in games outside of the division, which is consistent with his first two seasons with the Isles, when he tallied 48 of his 61 goals in non-division games.
With 18 goals in 37 games this season, Moulson is right on pace for 40. Jason Blake is the only Islander to reach 40 this century; Jason did that in 2006-07. No Islander has exceeded 40 since Ziggy Pallfy had 43-48-45 goals over a three-year span in the late 90s.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick