Brock Nelson scored for the second time this season; Nelson now has 11 goals and 12 assists in 31 October games…John Tavares recorded his first point of the season with his 208th career goal…The Isles had not led at any point in their first two games before leading most of the way tonight; Anaheim has not had a lead at any point in their three games this season…The Isles improve to 26-12-6 in home openers, including 1-0-1 since moving to Barclays Center…Jaroslav Halak recorded his 201st career win (his 200th win came in the game in which he suffered a season-ending injury last March…The Isles improve to 13-0-2 all-time at Barclays Center against Western Conference opponents…Jason Chimera recorded his first assist/point as an Islander…A defenseman assisted on all three Islander goals. The Isles defense has combined for 6 points (1-5-6) on the seven goals the team has scored this season…The Isles held Anaheim without a shot on goal in the first 14:21 and had a 28-5 shot attempt advantage in the first period.
Josh Bailey has scored four career overtime goals; this was his first one on home ice:
23-Nov-09 @ Toronto
27-Mar-10 @ Columbus
25-Feb-16 @ Calgary
16-Oct-16 Vs Anaheim
Most Career Overtime Goals by an Islander
John Tavares 8
Kyle Okposo 6
Josh Bailey 4
Pat Lafontaine 4
Pierre Turgeon 4
Mike Bossy 4
Home and Road
The Islanders are 1-2-0 overall; 1-0-0 at home and 0-2-0 on the road.
Anaheim is 0-2-1 overall; 0-0-0 at home and 0-2-1 on the road.
The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 1-0-0 in games versus other divisions.
Last season the Isles went 18-8-4 in Division games and 27-19-6 in games against other divisions. The Isles went 19-7-2 against the Western Conference, including 12-0-2 at home.
In the Nets
Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves and improves to 1-1-0 on the season and 8-5-0 against Anaheim.
John Gibson made 27 saves. He is 0-1-1 on the season and 0-0-1 against the Isles.
The Islanders were 0-4 on the power play, while Anaheim was 0-4.
The Isles are 0-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-1-0 when they do not. The Isles are 0-1-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 1-1-0 when they do not.
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 1-1-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-1-0 when they do not. The Isles were 37-4-2 when they scored at least three goals (including SO winners) last season.
One Goal Games
The Isles are 1-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1-0 in regulation. They are 1-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts. The Isles are 0-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.
The Isles are 1-0-0 when they score first and are 0-2-0 when they allow the opening goal.
Second to The One
Jack Capuano, the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history, is 211-177-56 behind the Islander bench. Among the 9 New York area teams, only the Yankees' Joe Girardi has led his team longer than Capuano.
Most games coached (Islanders):
1.Al Arbour 1,500
2.Jack Capuano 443
3.Mike Milbury 191
4.Terry Simpson 187
5.Scott Gordon 181
Most wins by Islander coaches:
1.Al Arbour 740
2.Jack Capuano 211
3.Terry Simpson 81
4.Peter Laviolette 77
5.Ted Nolan 74
Capuano is the 86th coach in NHL history to coach at least 400 games. His 211 wins places him 67th all-time, 4 behind Brent Sutter and 8 behind Herb Brooks.
Including tonight, the Isles are 0-1-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-0-0 on the back-end. Last season, the Isles went 5-5-5 on the front-end and 9-3-3 on the back end of back-to-backs.
The next set of back-to-backs will be on October 26 vs Montreal and October 27 in Pittsburgh.
Tired vs. Rested
·The Isles are 1-0-0 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.
Isles: Nick Leddy (26:19); Anaheim: Cam Fowler (26:42)
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Nick Leddy (1-2-0).
Josh Bailey led the forwards with 23:30 of ice time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (0-2-0), Josh Bailey (1-0-0).
Isles 24, Anaheim 38 (39%)
Alan Quine was the only Islander to win more than he lost, winning 3 of 5; Ryan Kesler won 14 of 22 for Anaheim.
The Isles won 11 of 36 draws in the first and third periods, but won 13 of 26 in the third period and overtime.
The Isles won 20 of 43 draws at even strength, 3 of 8 on the power play and 1 of 11 on the penalty kill.
Isles 18, Anaheim 27. Cal Clutterbuck and Anders Lee led the Isles with three hits.
There were no fights. Season total – 0.
The Isles were involved in 23 fights last season, including 11 by Matt Martin.
The Isles were credited with 20 blocked shots, including four by Thomas Hickey and Johnny Boychuk.
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 55, Anaheim 52
5-on-5 Isles 40, Anaheim 33
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: Dennis Seidenberg +10; Dennis Seidenberg 69%
Anaheim: Ryan Getzlaf +4
Jason Chimera – 108 (including 105 for Anaheim); Josh Bailey 70.
JF Berube and Matt Barzal.
Injured Reserve: Eric Boulton & Shane Prince
Total games lost: 4
Missing a Piece (or two)
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Isles are 16-17-3 in games in which they are missing Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic or Nick Leddy, including 0-0-0 this season.
The homestand continues as the Isles host the Western Conference Champion San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The Isles will be catching the Sharks on the back-end of a back-to-back as San Jose will face the Rangers on Monday.
The Isles swept the season series last year, winning 6-3 in Brooklyn and 4-2 in San Jose. The Isles will be looking for their third straight win over the Sharks for the first time since winning four straight from 1992-1994.
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 http://www.nyiskinny.com./
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