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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Skinny on Ice-time

Andrew MacDonald has led the Isles in ice-time 17 times this season.

A-Mac in fact starts play tonight third in the NHL in ice-time with his 27:10 average, just behind Erik Karlsson (27:11). Ryan Suter has played far more than anyone else in the NHL (29:36).

At even strength, though, it is Travis Hamonic who leads the Islanders, and in face the entire NHL, in total 5-on-5 ice-time.

1 TRAVIS HAMONIC             NYI 417.33 
2 DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN         WPG 414.15
3 BROOKS ORPIK                PIT 408.65
5 P.K. SUBBAN                     MTL 399.72

(From behindthenet.ca) http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_time_on_ice_stats.php?ds=8&c=0+1+3+5+8 

Hamonic is averaging just under 20 minutes/game of 5-on-5 time.  Two players exceeded 20 min/game last season: Ryan Suter and Drew Doughty.

The Isles are one of two teams to have 2 players in the top 10 of 5-on-5 ice-time.  Montreal's PK Subban and Andrei Markov are 5th and 10th. 

John Tavares leads Isles forward in total ice-time (334.63), but ranks only 14th in the NHL.  The top three forwards (Sedin, Sedin, Kesler) are all Canucks.

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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