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Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Skinny: Detroit 4, Isles 3 (OT)

"The Skinny"

 By Eric Hornick
Game 24
Detroit 4, Isles 3 (OT)
Danny Dekeyser scored 1:02 into overtime for his first career overtime goal as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Isles 4-3 before a crowd of 13,789 at Barclays Center.
Johnny Boychuk and Josh Bailey had each scored tying goals in the third period to earn the Isles a point for a season-high fourth straight game (3-0-1). It was the first time in eight Islander overtime games this season that they had scored the final goal of regulation.
Mike Green scored twice for Detroit; his potential hat trick goal was reversed due to goalie interference.  No defensemen in Red Wing history has ever scored two hat tricks in the same season (Green had one in October vs. Winnipeg) and there hasn't been an NHL defenseman with two hat tricks in the same season in over 30 years!
The Scoring:
1ST PERIOD
05:16    New York         Anders Lee (6) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (6), Casey Cizikas (7)       0-1
12:53    Detroit              Mike Green (5) ASST: Frans Nielsen (9) 1-1
2ND PERIOD
14:40    Detroit              Mike Green (6) ASST: Thomas Vanek (8)           2-1
3RD PERIOD
01:52    New York         Johnny Boychuk (4)      2-2
13:06    Detroit              Henrik Zetterberg (6) ASST: Jonathan Ericsson (5), Tomas Tatar (6)            3-2
15:39    New York         Josh Bailey (4) ASST: John Tavares (13), Dennis Seidenberg (5)    3-3
OT PERIOD
01:02    Detroit              Danny DeKeyser (2) ASST: Tomas Tatar (7), Henrik Zetterberg (13)            4-3
The Skinny
The Isles have scored the first goal in five consecutive games (3-1-1) after doing so only five times in the first 19 games…The Isles remain within 1 game of NHL-.500 for the first time since November 7th… The Isles were not shorthanded for the first time since December 12, 2015 at Columbus; in seven of the last 10 games that the Isles did not have to kill a penalty, the game went at least to overtime.  The Isles are 3-3-3-4 in those 10 games. JF Berube dressed as the back-up goalie for the seventh straight game… Detroit's Brian Lashoff made his first appearance in an NHL game since December 29, 2014… Frans Nielsen earned an assist in his first game against the Isles after playing 606 games for the team…The Isles earned their first point this season (0-7-1) when trailing after two periods; they are 0-9-2 in their last 11 dating back to last season when trailing after two periods… The Isles defense chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist, raising the season totals to 18-34-52…Alan Quine had a career high five shots; Johnny Boychuk had two (including his 4th goal).  Only John Tavares (73) has more shots for the Isles than Boychuk (59) …No active NHL defensemen has more than one career hat trick.  (The last Isles defenseman with a hat trick was Denis Potvin, on March 4, 1982 vs. Toronto.)
Most Isles Games Before Facing Isles    
Bryan Trottier
1123
Clark Gillies
872
Robert Bourne
814
Patrick Flatley
712
Brent Sutter
694
Derek King
638
Bill Harris
623
Frans Nielsen
606

Milestone Men
Anders Lee's goal was his 100th NHL point (56-44-100), coming in his 204th NHL game.  He is the 81st player to record 100 points as an Islander…Henrik Zetterberg's goal was 315th (all for Detroit), breaking a tie with Pavel Datsyuk for 7th on the all-time Red Wing list… Mike Green played in his 100th Red Wing game; NIklas Kronwall played in his 750th.

Last Minute Heroes
The Isles have scored twice in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
·        11/25 – SJ Sharks -- Nick Leddy (19:02); tied game, but Isles lost in regulation
·        11/30 – Pit Penguins – Anders Lee (19:33); Game Winning goal
Fit to Be Tied
The Isles have allowed the final goal of regulation in seven of their eight games that have gone to overtime this season, including three in the final minute:
·        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
·        11/12 – Fla Panthers – Jonathan Marchessault (19:46); Panthers won in OT
Late Losses
The Isles have been tied in the third period in six of their 10 regulation losses (and 10 of their 14 overall losses) but have allowed the lead goal in the final 3 minutes of regulation five 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)
·        11/23 – LA Kings – Dwight King (17:07)
·        11/25 – SJ Sharks – Patrick Marleau (19:37)

Home Til the Holidays
The Isles are in a stretch where they will play 10 out of 14 at home.  By the time the Isles host the Capitals on December 27th, the Isles will have played 22 of their first 34 games at home.
The Isles are 2-0-1 at home and 1-0-0 on the road during this stretch.  The Isles do not play consecutive road games again until after Christmas.
The Shots
Isles         10-11-14-0=35
Detroit        8-11-13-2=34
The Isles are 5-3-2 when they outshoot their opponents and 1-1-0 when the shots are even but are 3-6-3 when they are outshot.
Home and Road
The Islanders are 9-10-5 overall; 7-4-4 at home and 2-6-1 on the road. 
Detroit is 12-11-3 overall; 6-6-2 at home and 6-5-1 on the road.

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-3-2 in Division games and 7-7-3 in games versus other divisions (1-4-2 vs. Atlantic, 1-0-0 vs. Central and 5-3-1 vs. Pacific).   The Isles are 3-7-4 against the East and 6-3-1 against the West.
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 30 saves; he is 4-6-45 on the season and 6-6-2 in his career against Detroit. 
Petr Mrazek made 32 saves to improve to 7-5-3 on the season and 4-2-0 against the Isles in his career.

Power Plays
The Islanders were 0-1 on the power play, while Detroit did not have a power play. 
The Isles are 1-4-3 when they score at least one power play goal and 8-6-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 3-5-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 6-5-2 when they do not. 

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-1-2 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-9-3 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 4-4-4 in games decided by a single goal including 1-4-0 in regulation. They are 2-3 in games decided in overtime and are 1-2 in shootouts.  The Isles are 1-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.

First Goal
The Isles are 6-1-3 when they score first and are 3-9-1 when they allow the opening goal. 

Second to The One
Jack Capuano, the 2nd winningest coach in Islander history, is 219-186-60 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 465
3.      Mike Milbury 191
4.      Terry Simpson 187
5.      Scott Gordon 181
Most wins by Islander coaches:
1.      Al Arbour 740
2.      Jack Capuano 219
3.      Terry Simpson 81
4.      Peter Laviolette 77
5.      Ted Nolan 74

Capuano is the 75th coach in NHL history to coach at least 450 games. His 219 wins ties him for 65th all-time with Herb Brooks and 2 behind Bob McCammon.

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 2-2-0 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; the next set is December 15th vs Chicago and December 16th in Buffalo.
Tired vs. Rested
·        The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before.
·        The Isles are 4-1-2 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
·        The Isles are 1-2-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
·        The Isles are 3-7-3 when both teams are rested.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (24:32); Detroit: Danny DeKeyser (24:26)
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (2-0-0), Nick Leddy (5-7-3), John Tavares (1-0-0), Johnny Boychuk (1-3-1), Dennis Seidenberg (0-0-1)
Josh Bailey led the forwards with 19:09 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (5-8-3), Josh Bailey (3-1-2), Casey Cizikas (1-0-0), Cal Clutterbuck (0-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 23, Detroit 27 (46%). 
Ryan Strome won 9 of 16 for the Isles but his teammates won only 14 of 34; Frans Nielsen won 5 of 7 for Detroit.
The Isles won 9 of 16 face-offs in the first period but only 14 of 34 the rest of the way. The Isles won 21 of 47 draws at even strength, 2 of 3 on the power play and 0 of 0 on the penalty kill.

Hit Count
Isles 20, Detroit 15.  Jason Chimera and Casey Cizikas led the Isles with 4 hits; Drew Miller had four to lead Detroit.

Fights
Travis Hamonic earned 17 penalty minutes after fighting Steve Ott in the first period. Hamonic now leads the team with 40 penalty minutes.   Season total – 4: (deHaan 1, Hamonic 12, Mayfield 1).
The Isles were involved in 23 fights last season.

Blocked Shots
The Isles were credited with 16 blocked shots, including four from Calvin deHaan.

For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 63, Detroit 61
5-on-5 Isles 58, Detroit 58
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: Jason Chimera +8; Jason Chimera and Alan Quine 67%
Detroit: Henrik Zetterberg +15
Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 129 (including 105 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 92
Scratches
Thomas Greiss, Anthony Beauvillier, Scott Mayfield
Injured Reserve: Adam Pelech
Total games lost: 43
Missing a Piece (or two)
Since the start of the 2014-15 season, the Isles are 18-18-4 in games in which they are missing Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic or Nick Leddy, including 2-1-1 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 581 *** 17. Ken Morrow 550 *** 18. Duane Sutter 547 *** 19. Lorne Henning 543 *** 20. Claude Lapointe 535 *** 21. John Tavares 534

Goals
1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 213

Assists
1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553
10. Derek King 288 *** 11. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 12. Bob Nystrom 278 *** 13. John Tavares 277
19. Ed Westfall 181 *** 20. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 21. Duane Sutter & Alexi Yashin 171 *** 23. Josh Bailey 168

Points
1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052
9. Bobby Nystrom 513 *** 10. Derek King 499 *** 11. John Tavares 490
21. Duane Sutter 292 *** 22. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 23. Ed Westfall 286 *** 24 Josh Bailey 265

Season Series Stats
Detroit leads the season series one game to one (and two points to one).  The two remaining meetings are both at Joe Louis Arena (February 3rd and February 21st).
The Isles are 5-4-1 against Detroit since the Red Wings moved to the Eastern Conference for the 2013-14 season.
On The Farm
The Sound Tigers are 15-7-0-0 after taking two out of three this weekend., defeating Springfield on Friday and blanking Binghamton Saturday before falling 3-2 to Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
Rookie Travis St. Denis had a big weekend, scoring four goals.
Bracken Kearns continues to lead the Sound Tigers in scoring (8-11-19), while Kearns and Steve Bernier share the team lead in goals with eight.  Rookie Devon Toews leads the team with 12 assists and is second on the team in points (2-12-14).
Both Christopher Gibson, who hasn't played since an injury November 5th, and rookie Eamon McAdam are 6-0-0 in the Sound Tigers' net.
Bridgeport is off until next weekend, when they visit Binghamton.  The Sound Tigers return home to face Wilkes Barre-Scranton next Sunday at 5pm.
Up Next
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 64th–RANGERS AT ISLANDERS -  7:00PM
[MSG+ (Isles pre-game at 6:30), WNYM 970, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
The Isles will look to extend their point streak to five games as they welcome the cross-town rival Rangers to Brooklyn for the first time this season.
The Rangers defeated the Islander 5-3 on opening night; this is the only meeting of the teams between opening night and February 16th.
The Isles swept the season series from the Rangers last season, winning the Brooklyn games 2-1 in a shootout in December and 3-1 in January.
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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