Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Skinny: San Jose 3, Isles 2
By Eric Hornick
San Jose 3, Isles 2
Joe Pavelski deflected a Joe Thornton shot with 2:11 to play for the winning goal as the San Jose Sharks rallied from a 2-1 deficit and defeated the Islanders 3-2 before a crowd of 10,772 at Barclays Center.
Aaron Dell made 21 saves in his NHL debut to record the victory for the Sharks.
05:36 - Melker Karlsson (1), Tip-In. Assist: Wingels, Haley
09:39 - Anthony Beauvillier (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Bailey, Tavares
11:49 - Anders Lee (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Chimera, Nelson
18:03 - Tomas Hertl (1), Tip-In. Assist: Thornton, Burns
17:49 - Joe Pavelski (2), Tip-In. Assist: Thornton, Burns
Anthony Beauvillier scored his first NHL goal for the Islanders; he's the youngest Islander since Nino Niederreiter to score a goal and the 355th player in club history to do so; Beauvillier's goal was also the first NHL goal allowed by Aaron Dell. Beauvillier is the first player in Islander history to score his 1st NHL goal against a goalie who allowed his first NHL goal.…Micheal Haley assisted on the first Shark goal for his 2nd career assist (2-25-11 for the Isles vs. Philadelphia)…Brock Nelson extended his point streak to four games; Nelson now has 11 goals and 13 assists in 32 October games…It's the first regulation loss for the Isles at Barclays Center against a Western Conference opponent (13-1-2)…The Isles were held without a shot on goal in the final 12:47 of the first period…John Tavares played in 514th Isles game, tying Dave Lewis for 24th on the club's all-time list…Both Joe Thornton and Brent Burns assisted on the last two San Jose goals. Burns is the first player in the NHL to record 8 points this season…Tomas Hertl recorded his 50th career goal for San Jose; one period later, Anders Lee recorded his 51st goal for the Isles…The Isles killed the only San Jose power play and have killed 14 of 15 this season.
Lots of Home Cooking
The Isles are 1-1-0 in the first two games of an 11-game stretch in which the Isles will play 10-out of-11 at home for the first time in their history. This includes two separate five game homestands, separated by a road game in Pittsburgh.
Goals by Isles teenagers (since 1987-88, courtesy @hockey_ref)
John Tavares 24
Tim Connolly 24
David Chyzowski 13
Josh Bailey 7
Bryan Berard 7
Eric Brewer 5
Mathieu Biron 4
Taylor Pyatt 4
Brett Lindros 2
Nino Niederreiter 2
Kyle Okposo 2
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER 1
Bill Berg 1
Scott Lachance 1
Petteri Nokelainen 1
San Jose 10-9-8=27
Home and Road
The Islanders are 1-3-0 overall; 1-1-0 at home and 0-2-0 on the road.
San Jose is 3-1-0 overall; 1-0-0 at home and 2-1-0 on the road.
The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 1-1-0 in games versus other divisions (0-0-0 vs. Atlantic, 0-0-0 vs. Central and 1-1-0 vs. Pacific).
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 but falls to 1-2-0 on the season and 6-6-0 in his career against San Jose.
Aaron Dell made 21 saves to win his NHL debut.
Actuary Helping Actuary
Aaron Dell is the first opponent to defeat the Isles in his NHL debut since Justin Peters (2/6/10 vs. Carolina) and the first to face the Isles in his NHL debut since Andrey Makarov (4/4/15 vs. Buffalo).
Opposing goalies are now 11-11-1 vs. the Isles in their NHL debuts, including December 3, 1993 win for Garth Snow (then with Quebec).
(Data courtesy hockeygoalies.org, run by fellow actuary Doug Norris)
The Islanders were 0-2 on the power play, while San Jose was 0-1.
The Isles are 0-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-2-0 when they do not. The Isles are 0-1-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 1-2-0 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 0-2-0 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 1-2-0 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 0-3-0 when they allow the opening goal.
Second to The One
Jack Capuano, the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history, is 211-178-56 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 445
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.
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 0-1-0 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 (23:5); San Jose: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (24:32)
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Nick Leddy (1-2-0).
Josh Bailey led the forwards with 22:21 of ice time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (0-2-0), Josh Bailey (1-1-0).
Isles 38, San Jose 25 (60%)
Alan Quine won all four draws he took while Casey Cizikas won 12 of 19; No Shark who took more than one draw won at least half of them.
The Isles won 7 of 17 draws in the first period, but then won 31 of 46 in the final two periods.
The Isles won 34 of 57 draws at even strength, 3 of 4 on the power play and 1 of 2 on the penalty kill.
Isles 24, San Jose 13. Alan Quine led the Isles with four hits.
There were no fights. Season total – 0.
The Isles were involved in 23 fights last season.
The Isles were credited with 17 blocked shots, including three by Dennis Seidenberg.
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 44, San Jose 54
5-on-5 Isles 39, San Jose 50
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: John Tavares +8; John Tavares 63%
San Jose: David Schlemko +19
Jason Chimera – 109 (including 105 for Washington); Josh Bailey 71.
JF Berube and Matt Barzal.
Injured Reserve: Eric Boulton & Shane Prince
Total games lost: 6
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.
All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900
13. Kenny Jonsson 597 *** 14. Garry Howatt 596 *** 15. John Tonelli 594*** 16. Josh Bailey 561
22. Pat LaFontaine 530 *** 23. Kyle Okposo 529*** 24. Dave Lewis and John Tavares 514
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
9. Derek King 211 *** 10. John Tavares 208 *** 11. John Tonelli 206
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 ***
11. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 12. Bob Nystrom 278 *** 13. John Tavares 265
25. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 26. Josh Bailey 159
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052
10. Derek King 499 *** 11. Pat Flatley 488 *** 12. John Tavares 473
24 Jason Blake & Steve Thomas 258 *** 26. Josh Bailey 253
Season Series Stats
San Jose leads the season series one game to none (and two points to none). The teams will meet again on Black Friday afternoon (November 25th) in the final game of the Isles' 3-game California road trip.
The Isles are 4-3-2 in their last 9 games against San Jose; the Isles have used 15 different goalies in their last 23 games against San Jose.
On The Farm
Bridgeport is 1-1-0 after a 2-1 loss on Sunday to Springfield. Joshua Ho-Sang recorded his first professional point in the defeat.
The Sound Tigers are off until Friday when they begin a three-game road trip at Lehigh Valley. Both games this weekend are in Pennsylvania, as they visit Hershey on Saturday.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st – ARIZONA AT ISLANDERS 7:00PM
[MSG+ (Isles Pre-game at 6:30), WNYM 970, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
The homestand continues as the Isles host the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. For the second straight game, the Isles will be catching an opponent on the back-end of a back-to-back as Arizona plays in Montreal on Thursday night.
The Coyotes dropped a 7-4 decision to Ottawa on Tuesday; Ryan Strome's younger brother, Dylan, recorded an assist in his NHL debut.
The Isles split a pair of games with Arizona last season, winning 5-2 on home-ice and dropping a 1-0 decision in Scottsdale.
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 NYISkinny: Eric Hornick's Blog
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