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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

5-on-5 play and ENGs leads to ugly +/-

5 players in the NHL have +/- of -11 or worse, and 4 of them are Islanders:

-12  Hamonic, MacDonald
-11  Boyes, Streit, and Florida's Stephen Weiss

When you take into account empty-net goals, Boyes' and Streit's +/- are far less ugly than Hamonic and MacDonald.

Boyes has been on for all six ENGs while Streit has been on for 5.  MacDonald and Hamonic were each on for 1 ENG against.

The ENGs have also hit Tavares and Moulson's +/-.  Both players have been on for 5 ENG's (all but the February 3rd game vs NJ).

All six ENGs allowed by the Islanders have come in February.

 
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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