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Sunday, February 05, 2017
The Skinny: Carolina 5, Isles 4 (OT)
By Eric Hornick
Carolina 5, Isles 4 (OT)
Ron Hainsey scored the winning goal 2:52 into overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 5-4 before a crowd of 14,153 at Barclays Center.
Josh Bailey's power play goal had tied the game midway through the third period as the Islanders earned at least a point in their seventh straight home game under Interim Coach Doug Weight (5-0-2). Carolina, who had lost five straight games, all in regulation, heading in to the all-star break, is now 3-0-0 since the break.
08:33 New York PPG - Josh Bailey (10) ASST: Anders Lee (11) 4-4
02:52 Carolina Ron Hainsey (4) ASST: Justin Faulk (14), Jordan Staal (17) 4-5
The Isles remain winless when trailing after two periods (0-12-2) ... The Isles connected on the power play for the 4th straight game; the power play is 7-23 over the last seven games… The Isles allowed three second period goals for the second straight night, after allowing only two goals in the second period of the previous seven games…Every Islander had at least 1 shot on goal and 13 players had multiple shots…Ron Hainsey is the first player with two regular season OT goals at Barclays Center; the Isles are 2-8 in games decided in overtime at Barclays…The Isles scored the goal that forced overtime for only the 3rd time (in 13 OT games) this season…Ryan Strome assisted on both Islander goals in the second period… Josh Bailey is 4-1-5 in the last 5 games after scoring only 6 goals in the first 45 games; Bailey is 10-25-35 on season, leaving him just 5 assists and 6 points shy of tying his career highs…Anders Lee had 4 goals and 7 assists in his last 9 games…Ron Hainsey scored twice, including the game-winner. It was the first time since December 2, 2008 that he scored twice in a game, and only the 2nd time in his 886 game NHL career; he is the first defensemen to score 2 goals, including an OT goal since Kris Letang did so on February 6, 2016; no Hurricane defender had done so since Sean Hill on 12-27-2003 vs. Montreal…Lee Stempniak scored for Carolina on his 34th birthday…Cam Ward defeated the Isles for the 21st time (31 starts); among active goalies, only Henrik Lundqvist (30) and Marc-Andre Fleury (23) have defeated the Isles more often, but they have started 54 and 38 games respectively…The Isles suffered their 10th overtime/shootout loss, tying four other teams for the NHL lead.
Most Career Overtime Goals vs. Isles
·5 - Alex Ovechkin
·2- Ron Hainsey
·2- Adam Graves
·2- Brent Burns
·2- Sidney Crosby
·2- Marian Gaborik
Good Through 2
Only Minnesota (9 times, 3-5-1) and San Jose (13 times, 1-11-1) have trailed after two periods fewer times than the Isles (14 times, 0-12-2).
Jason Chimera was honored before the game after playing his 1,000th NHL game on Friday. He is the 309th player to reach that milestone (307 skaters and two goalies)
Moving on Up
Josh Bailey scored a goal in his 607th Islander game, passing Frans Nielsen for 12th all-time on the Isles list. Bailey also recorded his 182nd assist, passing Ed Westfall for 19th.
After allowing 7 goals in Carolina on January 14th, the Isles allowed only nine goals in their next seven games before allowing ten goals in the last two games.
The Isles have been tied in the third period in 12 of their 18 regulation losses (and 22 of their 28 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)
·2/3 – Det Red Wings – Danny DeKeyser (19:32)
#1 is #1 (aka The Greiss is Right)
JF Berube started in nets for the Isles, only the 2nd time he has started since Christmas.
Thomas Greiss has started 13 of the last 15 games (7-3-3) and 15of the last 20 games (9-3-3). In the last 13 games that he started he has allowed only 29 goals, and 12 of those came in just two games. He has allowed two goals or less in 12 of his last 15 games.
50-50 to Begin February
The Isles are beginning February with a 10 game stretch that features five home games and five road games, all in a span of 17 days. The Isles are 0-1-1 in this stretch (0-0-1 at home and 0-1-0 on the road).
2/3 at Red Wings (Lost 4-5)
2/4 vs. Hurricanes (Lost 4-5 OT)
2/6 vs. Maple Leafs
2/9 at Flyers
2/11 at Senators
2/12 vs. Avalanche
2/14 at Maple Leafs
2/16 vs. Rangers
2/18 at Devils
2/19 vs. Devils
The Isles play 22 of their final 34 on the road and do not have a homestand longer than two games. Following this 10-game stretch the Isles will play nine straight road games for the first time in franchise history.
The Isles are 11-5-4 when they outshoot their opponents and 2-2-0 when the shots are even but are 9-12-5 when they are outshot.
Home and Road
The Islanders are 22-18-109 overall; 16-8-6 at home and 6-10-4 on the road.
Carolina is 24-20-7 overall; 17-6-1 at home and 7-14-6 on the road.
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 6-6-4 in Division games and 16-12-6 in games versus other divisions (6-7-3 vs. Atlantic, 4-2-1 vs. Central and 6-3-2 vs. Pacific). The Isles are 12-13-7 against the East and 10-5-3 against the West.
In the Nets
JF Berube made 20 saves. He is 1-2-2 on the season and 1-0-1 in his career against Carolina.
Cam Ward made 33 saves and improves to 21-16-6 on the season and 21-4-4 in his career against the Isles.
The Isles went 1-4 on the power play, while Carolina was 0-3.
The Isles are 9-6-6 when they score at least one power play goal and 13-12-4 when they do not. The Isles are 7-9-5 when they allow at least one power play goal and 15-9-5 when they do not.
Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 21-5-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-13-7 when they do not.
One Goal Games
The Isles are 7-7-10 in games decided by a single goal including 4-7-0 in regulation. They are 2-7 in games decided in overtime and are 1-3 in shootouts. The Isles are 3-1 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game (including one game that they allowed a goal after scoring an empty-netter).
The Isles are 16-5-7 when they score first and are 6-12-4 when they allow the opening goal.
Including tonight, the Isles are 4-4-1 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 2-3-4 on the back-end.
The Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season. The next back-to-back set will be on February 11th in Ottawa and February 12th at home against Colorado.
Tired vs. Rested
·The Isles are 1-1-3 when both teams played the night before.
·The Isles are 5-3-2 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
·The Isles are 1-2-1 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
·The Isles are 15-12-4 when both teams are rested.
Isles: Nick Leddy (25:43); Carolina: Ron Hainsey (25:25)
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (5-0-0), Nick Leddy (11-14-8), John Tavares (2-1-0), Johnny Boychuk (3-3-1), Dennis Seidenberg (1-0-1)
John Tavares led the Isles forwards with 21:32 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (15-10-8), Josh Bailey (4-5-2), Casey Cizikas (1-0-0), Cal Clutterbuck (0-1-0), Brock Nelson (1-2-0), Shane Prince (1-0-0).
Isles 26, Carolina 31 (47%).
Alan Quine won 4 of 7 for the Islanders; Jay McClement won 7 of 11 for Carolina.
The Isles won fewer than half of the face-offs in each period, including only 1 of 4 in overtime.
The Isles won 22 of 53 draws at even strength, 1 of 5 on the power play and 3 of 5 on the penalty kill.
Isles 20, Carolina 15. Johnny Beauvillier led the Isles with five hits; Klas Dahlbeck had four for Carolina.
There were no fights. Season total – 9: (Boychuk 1, deHaan 1, Hamonic 3, Mayfield 1, Hickey 1, Strome 1, Chimera 1).
The Isles were credited with 14 blocked shots, including six from Dennis Seidenberg.
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 71, Carolina 48 (including 18-4 in the Isles favor in the final 15:30 of regulation)
5-on-5 Isles 67, Carolina 39
5-on 5 leaders:
Isles: Josh Bailey +16; Josh Bailey 77%
Carolina: Three players, each +1
Jason Chimera – 156 (including 106 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 117
Scott Mayfield, Stephen Gionta, Cal Clutterbuck (injured)
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 10 of their 13 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
Season Series Stats
Carolina leads the season series two games to none (and four points to one). The teams will next meet in a home-and-home series on March 13th in Brooklyn and March 14th in Carolina.
The Isles are 6-3-2 in their last 11 games vs. Carolina. All three meetings in Brooklyn have gone to extra time with Carolina winning two overtime games (both on goals by Ron Hainsey) and the Isles winning a shootout last March.
It's the first time that the Isles have ever scored at least four goals in consecutive games against Carolina without winning either game (0-1-1).
On The Farm
The Sound Tigers saw their eight game winning streak end with a 5-2 loss to Springfield. Bridgeport is 26-16-1-1 on the season and is 6-1-0-0 in the first seven games of their 8-game homestand.
Kyle Burroughs and Tanner Fritz scored for Bridgeport; Stephon Williams made 27 saves in defeat.
Bracken Kearns leads the Sound Tigers in points (16-19-35) and is tied with Steve Bernier for the goal-scoring lead with 16. Rookie Devon Toews has retaken the team lead with 23 assists. Ryan Pulock leads the defense with 7 goals (7-9-16 in only 23 games).
Bridgeport hosts Springfield again on Tuesday to conclude their homestand.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th – TORONTO AT ISLANDERS - 7:00PM
The Isles conclude the 2-game homestand as they host the rookie laden Toronto Maple Leafs. The Isles defeated Toronto 5-1 back on October 30th but the young Leafs are in the midst of the playoff race and have had three different players named Rookie of the Month in the first four months of the season.
The Isles are 4-1-1 in the last six games against Toronto.
Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 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