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Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Skinny: Chicago 4, Isles 1

“The Skinny”  

 By Eric Hornick

Game 2
Chicago 4, Isles 1
Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin each scored a goal and added two assists as the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Isles 4-1 before a sellout crowd of 21,392 at United Center. Trevor vanRiemsdyk recorded his first NHL goal for the Hawks; Cal Clutterbuck broke the shutout with a shorthanded goal at 18:55 of the third.

The Scoring:
04:07    CHI Trevor van Riemsdyk (1) Backhand - ASST: Patrick Kane (2), Artemi Panarin (1) 1 - 0 CHI      

05:53    CHI Artemi Panarin (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick Kane (3)           2 - 0 CHI          
16:25    CHI Patrick Kane (3) Tip-in - ASST: Trevor van Riemsdyk (1), Artemi Panarin (2)    3 - 0 CHI          

15:27    CHI PPG - Brent Seabrook (1) Slapshot : Teuvo Teravainen (1), Andrew Shaw (1) 4 - 0 CHI           
18:55    NYI SHG - Cal Clutterbuck (1) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE  4 - 1 CHI

The Skinny
JF Berube made 30 saves in his Islander debut…  The Isles are 12-23-8 all-time in road openers; their loss tonight snapped a 3-game win streak in road openers… Kane has seven goals in ten career games vs. the Isles…John Tavares was assessed 12 penalty minutes in the third period (including a game misconduct), giving him a career high 14 penalty minutes for the game…Cal Clutterbuck’s goal was his 12th career shorthanded goal (6th as an Islander)…The Blackhawks have sold out 331 consecutive home games…The Isles did not 
lead at any point in either game this weekend.

Tired vs. Rested
·         The Isles are 0-1-0 when both teams played the night before.
·         The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
·         The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.

The Shots:
Isles          12-13-4=29
Chicago    11-11-12=34

The Isles (2,771) finished second to Chicago (2.777) in the NHL in shots on goal last year

Home and Road
The Islanders are 0-1-1 overall; 0-0-1 at home and 0-1-0 on the road.  
Chicago is 2-1-0 overall; 1-1-0 at home and 1-0-0 on the road.

By Division
The Isles are 0-0-0 in Division games and are 0-1-1 in games against other divisions. They are 0-0-0 vs. the Atlantic Division, 0-1-1 vs. Central Division, and 0-0-0 vs. the Pacific Division. 
The Isles finished last season 21-6-3 against the Met and 26-22-4 against other Divisions. 

In the Nets
JF Berube made 30 saves in his NHL debut.
Scott Darling made 28 saves in his season debut.  He is 10-4-0 in his career, including 1-1-0 against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Islanders were 0-2 on the power play, while Chicago was 1-7, allowing the Isles a shorthanded goal. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 0-1-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 0-1-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 0-0-1 when they do not. 

Three is a Magic Number
Last season, the Isles went 40-8-4 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and 7-20-3 when they do not. 
This year, the Isles are 0-0-0 when they scored at least three goals (including SO winners) and are 0-1-1 when they do not.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 0-0-1 in games decided by a single goal including 0-0-0 in regulation. They are 0-1 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts. 

First Goal
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they score first and are 0-1-1 when they allow the opening goal.   

Second to The One
Jack Capuano is the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history. Capuano is 165-149-47 behind the Islander bench. Among the 9 New York teams, only the Giants’ Tom Coughlin and the Yankees’ Joe Girardi have led their respective teams longer than Capuano.

Most games coached (Islanders):
1.     Al Arbour 1,500
2.     Jack Capuano 361
3.     Mike Milbury 191
4.     Terry Simpson 187
5.     Scott Gordon 181

Most wins by Islander coaches:
1.     Al Arbour 740
2.     Jack Capuano 165
3.     Terry Simpson 81
4.     Peter Laviolette 77
5.     Ted Nolan 74

They Tweeted It
@slerner72 In the long run these 2 games might be good for the #Isles. @91Tavares will use this to motivate self & team #ItsOnlyTwoGames #KeepTheFaith
@paranormaltogo #isles Clutterbuck nice job!! Short handed goal... At least ended the shut out! Yes! Yes! Yes!

The Isles are 0-0-1 in the front-end and 0-1-0 on the back end of back-to-backs this season.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Travis Hamonic 23:43; Chicago Trevor Daley 22:01
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (0-1-1).
Frans Nielsen and Nikolay Kulemin led Isles forwards, each with 16:07 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (0-0-1), Tied (0-1-0). 

Isles 26, Chicago 26 (50%)
Casey Cizikas won 8 of 12; Marcus Kruger won 7 of 10.  
The Isles won 11 of 16 in the second period but only 15 of 36 in the other periods. The Isles won 0 of 2 on the power play and 4 of 10 on the penalty kill.

Heavy Hitters
The Isles out-hit Chicago 55-32.  Johnny Boychuk led the Isles with ten hits.

None.  Season total -0

Blocked Shots
The Isles were credited with 10 blocked shots; Johnny Boychuk had 3.

For the Corsi Crowd
All situations:  Isles 56, Chicago 52
Even-Strength: Isles 46, Chicago 35. The Corsi stat measures shots attempted, both for and against (including blocks). 
Cal Clutterbuck & Casey Cizikas led the Isles with a +12 even-strength Corsi rating; Clutterbuck was on-ice for a team-leading 77% of Corsi For events. Marian Hossa led Chicago with a +8 rating.

·         Nikolay Kulemin -152 (68 for Toronto and 84 for the Isles)
·         Brock Nelson  -137 (all for Isles)
·         Marek ZIdlicky -137 (114 for New Jersey, 21 for Detroit and 2 for Isles)

Missing Men
Thomas Hickey is on injured reserve. Jaroslav Halak missed the game with an injury.  Ryan Pulock and Steve Bernier were scratched.
The Isles have lost 4 games this season due to injury/illness.

All-time Islander Leader Board:
John Tavares has:
·         175 goals (12th all-time and 9 behind Billy Harris)
·         227 assists (15th all-time, 22 behind Tomas Jonsson and 32 behind Billy Harris)
·         402 points (13th all-time and 41 behind Billy Harris)
·         434 games played (33rd among Islander skaters all-time, and 17 behind Scott Lachance)
Kyle Okposo has:
·         117 goals (23rd all-time and 1 behind Steve Thomas, Matt Moulson and Mark Parrish)
·         188 assists (18th all-time, 5 behind Pierre Turgeon and 8 behind Frans Nielsen)
·         305 points (18th all-time, 26 behind Ziggy Palffy and 28 behind Tomas Jonsson)
·         452 games played (31st among Islander skaters all-time and 7 behind Trent Hunter)
Frans Nielsen has:
·         99 goals (tied-28th all-time with Trent Hunter and 2 behind Anders Kallur)
·         198 assists (16th all-time and 29 behind John Tavares)
·         297 points (19th all-time and 8 behind Kyle Okposo)
·         527 games played (21st among Islander skaters all-time, 3 behind Pat LaFontaine and 5 behind Tomas Jonsson)
 Josh Bailey has:
·         137 assists (32nd all-time, 1 behind Greg Gilbert, 2 behind Mark Streit, and 3 behind Steve Thomas)
·         218 points (35th all-time, 1 behind Mikko Makela and 5 behind Matt Moulson)
·         478 games played (27th among Islander skaters and 1 behind Radek Martinek and 15 behind Ed Westfall)

Season Series Stats
Chicago wins the season series 2 games to 0 and 4 points to 1. 
The Isles are 0-4-1 in their last 5 games in Chicago and have never won there in the Tavares era.  The Isles’ last win in Chicago was on March 15, 2009 for Peter Mannino’s only NHL win.

On The Farm
The Sound Tigers are 1-0-0-0 after a season-opening 4-1 win over Wilkes-Barre –Scranton. Bracken Kearns and Joe Whitney each had a goal and an assist while Taylor Beck was +4.  Christopher Gibson made 26 saves.  Both Gibson and Beck were acquired from Toronto in the deal for Michael Grabner.

Up Next
[MSG+ (Pre-game at 12:30), 91.5 WNYE-FM. 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
The Isles will play their first home matinee at Barclays Center (and their third day in four days) as they entertain Winnipeg.

The Isles are 7-3-1 in 11 games against the Jets since the franchise relocated from Atlanta.  The teams split a pair of games last season, with each team winning on the road.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 1982. Information contained in “The Skinny” has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.

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