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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mini-Skinny: Isles 4, Rangers 3 (SO)

Mini-Skinny: Isles 4, Rangers 3 (SO)        
  • 1.       PA Parenteau's second career two-goal game.  The first was in Washington on January 17th.
  • 2.       Evgeni Nabokov remains perfect in OT/SO's as an Isle (7-0).  He's actually been perfect in eight overtimes; DiPietro was the loser in an October shootout after Nabokov was unscored upon in overtime.
  • 3.       Isles' PK has allowed six PP goals in last five games after allowing only 5 in prior 27 games. They have allowed two power play goals three times in that stretch after allowing multiple power play goals only twice in the first 56 games of the season.
  • 4.       Moulson now has opened the scoring 10 times – tops in NHL. He is four goals shy of his third consecutive 30-goal season.
  • 5.        Isles scored twice in first 8:42 after scoring only once in prior two games…combined.
  • 6.       A fight…and seven more hits for Matt Martin…who leads the NHL in hits by a wide margin.
  • 7.       Isles are 5-1 in last 6 shootouts; this was their first home win in last five shootouts, dating back to 12/29/2010 win vs Pittsburgh – the night the Isles stopped Sidney Crosby's point streak.
  • 8.       Frans Nielsen scored on the Isles' first SO shot; he is now 21-35 (60%) in his career.
  • 9.       Isles are 5-1 all-time in shootouts against the Rangers; only Ranger win came the night Rick DiPietro held the Rangers to 1 goal on 57 shots in regulation/overtime (3/5/2007). Isles win the Coliseum portion of this year's season series 2 games to 1 (4 points to 3), but trail overall 3 games to 2 and 7 points to 4.  The final meeting is March 11th in New York.
  • 10.   Casey Cizikas played 11:33 in his NHL debut.
  • 11.   Isles still in 13th place, but close within six points of 8th place Florida, and seven points of Southeast leader Winnipeg. Florida holds two games in hand on the Isles and four games in hand on the Jets.
  • 12.   The Isles begin a four-game road trip in Ottawa on Sunday (5pm). 
The complete Skinny returns next week.
 
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

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