By Eric Hornick
Philadelphia 3, Isles 2 (SO)
Jakob Voracek scored the tying goal on a 6-on-4 power play with 58 seconds to play and Claude Giroux scored the only goal of the shootout as the Philadelphia Flyers rally for a 3-2 victory over the Isles before a crowd of 11,119 at Barclays Center.
Dennis Seidenberg had scored for the second straight game (matching a career high) earlier in the third period as the only defense connected for a goal for the seventh straight game – matching the longest streak by the Isles' defense in the Post-Cup era!
11:11 Philadelphia Travis Konecny (2) ASST: Radko Gudas (3) 0-1
19:31 New York PPG - John Tavares (5) ASST: Casey Cizikas (4), Thomas Hickey (2) 1-1
12:55 New York Dennis Seidenberg (4) ASST: Josh Bailey (5), Calvin de Haan (3) 2-1
19:02 Philadelphia PPG – Jakob Voracek (7) ASST: Nick Cousins (3), Mark Streit (6) 2-2
New York Missed - Cal Clutterbuck
Philadelphia Missed - Nick Cousins
New York Missed - Josh Bailey
Philadelphia Goal - Claude Giroux
New York Missed - John Tavares
Cal Clutterbuck is now 2 for 9 in his career in shootouts, Josh Bailey is 6-17, while John Tavares is 13-52 (including 0-last 7).
Claude Giroux improved to 22-63 in shootouts with his 8th game deciding goal.
John Tavares recorded his 212th career goal, breaking a tie with Derek King for 9th place on the all-time Islander list…The Islander defense scored a goal for the 7th straight game, giving them ten goals in that span. The defense has combined for 11-15-26 this season; it's the first time the Isles defense has scored in 7 straight games since 1985… Dennis Seidenberg and John Tavares each extended point streaks to three games, while the Isles ended Claude Giroux's career-best 10-game point streak and Wayne Simmond's 5-game point streak…The Isles had won six straight shootouts against Philadelphia, and fall to 6-3 all-time in shootouts vs. the Flyers…The Flyers' tying goal was originally awarded to Matt Read but was later changed.
Offense From Defense
The Isles defense has scored at least once in seven straight games; matching the longest streak for the club in the post-Cup era.
· 7 – CURRENT
· 7 – March 5-17, 1985
· 5- March 16-24, 2013
· 5- January 15-24, 2002
· 5- October 21-30, 1997
· 5-October 16-26, 1993
Calvin deHaan and Ryan Strome played in their 200th NHL games.
The Isles have been tied in the third period in four of their six regulation losses but have allowed the lead goal in the final 3 minutes of regulation three times:
· 10/18 – SJ Sharks - Joe Pavelski (17:49)
· 10/26 – Mtl Canadiens - Shea Weber (17:03)
· 10/27 – Pit Penguins - Sidney Crosby (17:35)
The Isles have also allowed the tying goal in the final minute on two occasions:
· 10/16 – Ana Ducks – Ryan Getzlaf (19:00); Isles won in OT
· 11/3 – Phi Flyers – Jakob Voracek (19:02/PP) Flyers won in SO
Lots of Home Cooking
The Isles are 4-4-1 in the first nine games of an 11-game stretch in which they 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.
The Isles are 4-1-0 when they outshoot their opponents, but are 0-5-1 when they are outshot.
Home and Road
The Islanders are 4-6-1 overall; 4-3-1 at home and 0-3-0 on the road.
Philadelphia is 6-5-1 overall; 3-3-0 at home and 3-2-1 on the road.
The Isles are 0-3-1 in Division games and 4-3-0 in games versus other divisions (1-2-0 vs. Atlantic, 1-0-0 vs. Central and 2-1-0 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 a season-high 40 saves, including six in overtime. Halak is 2-3-1 on the season and 9-4-1 in his career against Philadelphia. Halak is now 27-27 all-time in shootouts
Michal Neuvirth made 25 saves and improves to 4-1-0 on the season and 7-2-1 against the Isles in his career. Neuvirth is 12-13 all-time in shootouts.
The Islanders were 1-3 on the power play, while Philadelphia was 1-5.
The Isles are 0-3-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 4-3-0 when they do not. The Isles are 1-4-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 3-2-0 when they do not.
The Isles have allowed 7 power play goals in the last five games (7-21, 66.7% penalty kill).
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 4-1-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-5-1when 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 2-3-1 in games decided by a single goal including 1-3-0 in regulation. They are 1-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-1 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 3-0-0 when they score first and are 1-6-1 when they allow the opening goal.
Second to The One
Jack Capuano, the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history, is 214-181-57 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 452
3. Mike Milbury 191
4. Terry Simpson 187
5. Scott Gordon 181
Most wins by Islander coaches:
1. Al Arbour 740
2. Jack Capuano 214
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 214 wins places him 67th all-time, 1 behind Brent Sutter and 5 behind Herb Brooks.
The Isles are 0-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-1-0 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 Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season, but the next one is not until November 22 in Anaheim and November 23 in Los Angeles.
Tired vs. Rested
· The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before.
· The Isles are 3-1-1when they are rested and their opponents are not.
· The Isles are 0-1-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
· The Isles are 0-4-0 when both teams are rested.
Isles: Dennis Seidenberg (22:25); Philadelphia: Brandon Manning (22:48).
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (1-0-0), Nick Leddy (2-5-0), John Tavares (1-0-0), Johnny Boychuk (1-0-0), Dennis Seidenberg (0-0-1)
John Tavares led the forwards with 20:44 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (2-5-1), Josh Bailey (1-1-0), Casey Cizikas (1-0-0).
Isles 29, Philadelphia 39 (43%)
John Tavares won 18 of 29 for the Isles but his teammates won only 11 of the other 39; Brayden Schenn won 6 of 9 for Philadelphia.
The Isles won 10 of 18 draws in the first period but only 19 of 50 in the final 45 minutes.
The Isles won 20 of 50 draws at even strength, 6 of 7 on the power play and 3 of 11 on the penalty kill.
Isles 30, Philadelphia 14. Dennis Seidenberg led the Isles with 6 hits; No Flyer had more than two hits.
Calvin deHaan fought Ryan Callahan in the first period; Travis Hamonic fought Brian Boyle in the second period. Season total – 2: (deHaan 1, Hamonic 1).
The Isles were involved in 23 fights last season.
The Isles were credited with 18 blocked shots, including four by Calvin deHaan.
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 43, Philadelphia 79 (including 25-3 after Seidenberg's goal, a span which included two Flyer power plays)
5-on-5 Isles 32, Philadelphia 48
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: Anders Lee/Thomas Hickey +3; Anders Lee 60%
Philadelphia: Nick Schultz +10
Jason Chimera – 116 (including 105 for Washington); Josh Bailey 79
JF Berube, Matthew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier
Injured Reserve: Ryan Pulock
Total games lost: 19.
Missing a Piece (or two)
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Isles are 17-17-3 in games in which they are missing Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic or Nick Leddy, including 1-0-0 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 568
22. Pat LaFontaine 530 *** 23. Kyle Okposo 529*** 24. John Tavares 521
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 211
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553
11. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 12. Bob Nystrom 278 *** 13. John Tavares 268
23. Jean Potvin 167 *** 24. Jeff Norton 166 *** 25. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 26. Josh Bailey 162
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052
10. Derek King 499 *** 11. Pat Flatley 488 *** 12. John Tavares 480
23. Ed Westfall 286 *** 24 Jason Blake & Steve Thomas 258 *** 26. Josh Bailey 257
Season Series Stats
Philadelphia leads the season series one game to none (and two points to one). The teams will meet again January 22nd in Brooklyn, before playing a pair of game in Philly on February 9th and March 30th.
The Isles are now winless in their last four games against the Flyers, going 0-3-1.
On The Farm
Michael dal Colle scored his fourth goal to help Bridgeport rally from a 2-goal deficit for a 4-2 victory Wednesday over Albany in a school day matinee. The Sound Tigers are 5-3-0 on the season heading into a Friday night game in Hartford and a Saturday home game against Wilkes Barre-Scranton.
Christopher Gibson has all five wins for the Sound Tigers (5-0-0, 2.00 GAA) while Bracken Kearns leads the team in scoring (5-4-9).
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th–EDMONTON AT ISLANDERS 7:00PM
[MSG+ (Pre-game at 6:30), WMCA 570, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
Connor McDavid will lead the Edmonton Oilers into Brooklyn for the fourth game of this five-game homestand for a Saturday night battle at Barclays.
The teams split a pair of games last season, with the Isles earning an 8-1 win on Super Bowl Sunday and the Oilers earning a 3-1 win in the Isles' final visit to Rexall Place three weeks later.
The Isles have won 9 straight home games vs. Edmonton, with their last loss occurring on December 14, 1999 by a 4-2 score. Edmonton has earned only one point in those nine games (12-10-05: shootout).
The Isles are 15-1-2 all-time at Barclays Center against Western Conference teams.
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
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