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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Skinny: Carolina 8, Isles 4

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick
 
Game 68
Carolina 8, Isles 4
Jaccob Slavin scored times to become the first Hurricane defenseman with a Hat Trick since 2008 and Jeff Skinner scored twice, including once on a penalty shot as the Carolina Hurricanes set a Barclays Center record by becoming the first opponent to score eight times in a game, defeating the Isles 8-4 before a crowd of 12,785.
 
Joshua Ho-Sang had a goal and an assist in his Barclays debut for his first multi-point game but the Isles suffered their second consecutive loss in regulation time for the first time since mid-December and saw their longest home point streak of the post-Cup era end at 11 games (9-0-2).
 
With the loss, the Isles remain one point behind Toronto for the 2nd Wild Card and are now tied with Tampa Bay.
 
The Scoring:
 
1ST PERIOD
09:11    New York         Ryan Strome (13) ASST: Andrew Ladd (8), Thomas Hickey (15)  1-0
14:14    Carolina            Jaccob Slavin (3) ASST: Elias Lindholm (28), Victor Rask (25)     1-1
14:40    Carolina            Joakim Nordstrom (4) ASST: Lee Stempniak (18), Jaccob Slavin (23)            1-2
17:32    New York         Stephen Gionta (1) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (14), Nikolay Kulemin (9)            2-2
 
2ND PERIOD
02:43    New York         Calvin de Haan (5) ASST: Joshua Ho-Sang (2), Thomas Hickey (16)            3-2
06:51    Carolina            Justin Faulk (13) ASST: Jordan Staal (24), Noah Hanifin (16)      3-3
08:02    Carolina            Jeff Skinner (22) ASST: Elias Lindholm (29), Matt Tennyson (5)  3-4
08:58    Carolina            Justin Faulk (14) ASST: Noah Hanifin (17), Derek Ryan (11)       3-5
11:45    Carolina            SHG - Jaccob Slavin (4) 3-6
13:50    New York         Joshua Ho-Sang (2) ASST: Anthony Beauvillier (10)       4-6
 
3RD PERIOD
03:43    Carolina            PS - Jeff Skinner (23)    4-7
10:57    Carolina            Jaccob Slavin (5) ASST: Teuvo Teravainen (21), Jordan Staal (25)            4-8
 
The Skinny:
The Isles are 15-8-3 (.635) under Interim Coach Doug Weight …Since opening the season 6-10-4, Isles are 26-15-7 in their last 48 games…The Isles are 6-4-1 in the last 11 games…... The Isles' top line has 25 goals (and 41 assists) in 26 games under Weight… Joshua Ho-Sang has three points in the last two games (1-2-3) …Anthony Beauvillier assisted on Ho-Sang's goal, extending his point streak to three games… John Tavares' point streak ended at four games…Four of Jaccob Slavin's five goals this season have been scored at Barclays Center…Stephen Gionta is the 361st player to score a goal for the Isles.
 
First Times, Long Times
·        Jaccob Slavin's hat trick was the first for a Carolina defenseman since Joe Corso on March 16, 2008 vs Ottawa and was the first on the road for the Carolina defense since Sandis Ozolinsh in 2001.
·        The Isles allowed eight goals for the first time since being blanked 9-0, also by Carolina, on April 7, 2009.
·        Carolina got multiple goal games from two defensemen for the first time in franchise history; it's the first time two NHL defensemen had multiple goals for the same team since score 2+ goals each in a game since Shea Weber & Ryan Suter did so for Nashville (Nov. 22, 2009 @ Ottawa).
·        Carolina had three players with multiple goal games for the first time since April 6, 2010 in Tampa Bay.
 
The Penalty Shot
Jeff Skinner scored on a third period penalty shot; his 2nd goal on five career penalty shots.  It was the third penalty shot Thomas Greiss has faced this season; he stopped San Jose's Joe Thornton in November and Colorado's Matt Nieto in January. It was the 37th penalty shot in the NHL this season; 12 of the 37 have been successful. 
 
All-time Islander goalies have stopped 38 of 53 opponent penalty shots.  Skinner's goal ended a streak in which Islander goalies had stopped 10 straight penalty shots. The last opponent to score vs. the Islanders was Los Angeles' Dustin Brown, who scored against Dwayne Roloson on November 13, 2010 -- the final game Scott Gordon served as head coach.
It was the 4th time the Isles had faced a penalty shot from the Hurricane franchise but the first time ever in an Islander home game. Ron Hextall allowed a goal to Andrew Cassels in Hartford in 1994; Rick DiPietro twice stopped Eric Cole in Raleigh
 
The 300 Club
Josh Bailey remains one point shy of becoming the 6th player from his draft class to reach 300 points:
(Stamkos, Karlsson, Eberle, Doughty, and Stepan have already done so.)  His next point will also be his 50th point of the season.

Most points in NHL since January 19th (Weight's First Game)
1
Ottawa
16
7
2
34
 
Pittsburgh
15
5
4
34
3
ISLES
15
8
3
33
 
NY Rangers
16
8
1
33
San Jose
14
4
5
33
6
Minnesota
15
8
1
31
 
Washington
15
8
1
31
 
Calgary
15
6
1
31


Most consecutive games without consecutive regulation losses - new coach
25 - DOUG WEIGHT
23 - Brad Shaw
15 - Peter Laviolette
13- Steve Sterling
 
Overall, the Isles had gone 37 games without losing consecutive games in regulation; it's the longest streak by an Islander team in 35 years!
 
Most consecutive games without consecutive regulation losses (one season)
56     November 12, 1977 --March 18, 1978
48     October 12, 1978 -- January 27, 1979 (start of season)
43     January 2, 1982 -- April 4, 1982 (end of season)
37     December 16, 2016- March 11, 2017
35     December 2, 1979 -- February 16, 1980

Playoff Chase:

 
Metropolitan
GP
PTS
1.   Washington
68
95
 
2.   Pittsburgh
68
95
 
3.   Columbus
68
94
 
 
 
 
Atlantic
GP
PTS
 
 
1.      MontrĂ©al
69
86
 
 
2.      Ottawa
67
84
 
 
3.      Boston
69
80
 
 
Wild Card
GP
PTS
 
 
1.      NY Rangers
70
90
 
 
2.      Toronto
67
76
 
 
3.      ISLANDERS
68
75
 
 
4.      Tampa Bay
68
75
 
 
5.      Philadelphia
68
70
 
 
6.      Florida
67
69
 
 
7.      Buffalo
69
68
 

Tuesday's games:
Isles @ Carolina 7:00
Minnesota @ Washington 7:00
Chicago @ Montreal 7:30
Tampa Bay @ Ottawa 7:30
Toronto @ Florida 7:30
Buffalo @ San Jose 10:30
 
Wednesday's games:
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia 8:00
Boston @ Calgary 9:00
 
Thursday's games:
Winnipeg @ Isles 7:30
Nashville @ Washington 7:00
Philadelphia @ New Jersey 7:00
Florida @ Columbus 7:00
Chicago @ Ottawa 7:30
Toronto @ Tampa Bay 7:30
Boston @ Edmonton 9:00
Buffalo @ Los Angeles 10:30
 
Friday's games
Florida @ NY Rangers 7:00
New Jersey @ Pittsburgh 7:00
Buffalo @ Anaheim 10:00
 
Saturday's games
Columbus @ Isles 1:00
NY Rangers @ Minnesota 7:00
Washington @ Tampa Bay 7:00
Chicago @ Toronto 7:00
Montreal @ Ottawa 7:00
 
Last 37
The Isles are now 21-11-5 in their last 37 games (since December 20th vs. Boston).  In those games, the PP is 19-106 (17.9%) and the penalty kill is 14-84 (83.3%).   
 
#1 is #1 (aka The Greiss is Right)
Thomas Greiss has played in 10 straight games (5-4-1), 28 of the last 33games (15-10-4 with three shutouts) and 31 of the last 38 games (17-10-4 with three shutouts).
 
Weight Lifted
Isles leading scorers since Doug Weight became the Isles' interim coach:
 
 
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
+/-
1
John Tavares
26
9
17
26
+3
2
Anders Lee
25
10
10
20
+2
Josh Bailey
26
6
14
20
+8
4
Nick Leddy
26
4
12
16
+3
 
Ryan Strome
26
7
9
16
0
6
Brock Nelson
26
7
8
15
-4
Andrew Ladd
23
11
4
15
-2
8
Jason Chimera
26
8
3
11
+4

A Different Road
The Isles are 10-10-2 in their last 22 road games, after winning only 2 of their first 11 road games (2-6-3).
 
Four Games, Four Time Zones
This was the fourth of four games the Isles played in 7 days in four different time zones:
·        Tuesday @Edm Oilers (Mountain Standard Time)
·        Thursday @Van Canucks (Pacific Standard Time)
·        Saturday @Stl Blues (Central Standard Time)
·        Monday Home vs Car Hurricanes (Eastern Daylight Time)
 
The Isles went 2-2-0 in the four games and have only one game remaining outside the Eastern Time Zone – in Nashville on April 4th.
 
Home Streak Ends
The Isles had earned points in their last 11 home games (9-0-2).  It's their longest point streak at home in the post-Cup era.  The last time the Isles had a longer streak was in 1982; the Isles ended the 1981-82 season with a 23-game unbeaten streak (21-0-2).  That streak began on January 2, 1982 and was extended to 30 games over two seasons (28-0-2).
 
The last time that the Isles had a point streak of at least ten home games in a single season was in 1989-90, when they also earned points in ten straight games (12/16/1989 – 1/28/1990). 
 
Longest Point Streaks in Post -Cup Era
11 – 1/19/17 - 2/19/17 (9-0-2)
10 -  12/16/89 - 01/28/90 (9-0-1)
10 – 3/24/13 - 10/17/13 (7-0-3 – Multi-season Streak)

The Shots
Isles        15-6-6=27
Carolina 9-13-11=33
 
The Isles are 15-7-5 when they outshoot their opponents and 3-3-0 when the shots are even but are 14-16-5 when they are outshot.
 
Home and Road
The Islanders are 32-25-11 overall; 20-9-6 at home and 12-16-5 on the road. 
Carolina is 28-27-11 overall; 19-10-3 at home and 9-17-8 on the road.  
 
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 9-9-4 in Division games and 23-16-7 in games versus other divisions (9-9-3 vs. Atlantic, 6-3-2 vs. Central and 8-4-2 vs. Pacific).   The Isles are 18-18-7 against the East and 14-7-4 against the West.
 
In the Nets
JF Berube made nine saves before being replaced after the 4th Carolina goal.  Thomas Greiss stopped 16 of 20 in relief but because he allowed the 5th Carolina goal, he is charged with the loss.  Greiss falls to 23-15-4 on the season and 2-3-1 in his career against Carolina.
Cam Ward made 23 saves to improve to 23-20-9 on the season and 22-4-4 in his career against the Isles.
Power Plays
The Isles went 0-2 on the power play, allowing a shorthanded goal, while Carolina was 0-2.
The Isles are 14-7-6 when they score at least one power play goal and 18-18-5 when they do not.  The Isles are 12-12-5 when they allow at least one power play goal and 20-13-6 when they do not.    
 
Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 31-7-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-18-8 when they do not.
 
One Goal Games
The Isles are 10-9-11 in games decided by a single goal including 5-9-0 in regulation. They are 4-7 in games decided in overtime and are 1-4 in shootouts.  The Isles are 4-1 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).
 
First Goal
The Isles are 22-7-7 when they score first and are 10-18-4 when they allow the opening goal.
 
Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 5-7-1 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 4-3-5 on the back-end. 
The Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season. This back-to-back set concludes on Tuesday in Raleigh.
 
Tired vs. Rested
·        The Isles are 3-1-3 when both teams played the night before.
·        The Isles are 5-4-2 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
·        The Isles are 1-2-2 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
·        The Isles are 23-18-4 when both teams are rested.
 
Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Calvin de Haan (23:19); Carolina: Justin Faulk (24:07)
 
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (6-0-0), Nick Leddy (13-18-8), John Tavares (2-1-0), Johnny Boychuk (7-4-1), Dennis Seidenberg (1-1-1), Calvin de Haan (2-1-1), Tied (1-0-0).
 
John Tavares led the Isles forwards with 19:39 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (25-17-9), 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).
 
Face-offs
Isles 24, Carolina 30 (44%). 
 
John Tavares won 13 of 24 but his teammates won only 11 of 30: Jordan Staal won 9 of 16 for Carolina.
 
Face-offs by period: 1st period- 7/16; 2nd period 9/20; 3rd period 8/18
 
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 19/47; Power play 3/3; Penalty kill 2/4.

Hit Count
Isles 30, Carolina 20.  Steven Gionta led the Isles with four hits; Klas Dahlbeck had five for Carolina.
 
Fights
There were no fights.  Season total – 11: (Hamonic 3, Mayfield 2, Strome 2, Boychuk 1, Chimera 1, deHaan 1, Hickey 1).
 
Blocked Shots
The Isles were credited with 12 blocked shots; Calvin de Haan led the Isles with four.

For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 46, Carolina 59
5-on-5 Isles 43, Carolina 49
 
5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Thomas Hickey +6; Thomas Hickey 64%
Carolina:  Matt Tennyson & Justin Faulk +5
 
Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 174 (including 106 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 135, Brock Nelson 82, Calvin deHaan 71, John Tavares 68
 
Scratches
Scott Mayfield, Johnny Boychuk (injured), Alan Quine (injured), Shane Prince (injured)
 
Injured Reserve: Casey Cizikas
Total games lost: 144
 
All-time Islander Leader Boards:
 
Games Played (skaters)
1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900
….
8.      Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Derek King 638 *** 10. Josh Bailey 625
15 Garry Howatt 596 *** 16. John Tonelli 594 *** 17. John Tavares 578
 
Goals
1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 232
25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Ed Westfall, Benoit Hogue and Josh Bailey 105
 
Assists
1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553
8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. Bob Bourne 304 *** 10. John Tavares 297
16. Frans Nielson and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 194
 
Points
1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052
6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tonelli 544 *** 8. Bob Bourne 542 *** 9.  John Tavares 528
18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 299
 
Late Heroes
The Isles have scored three times in the final two minutes 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
·        2/6 – Tor Maple Leafs – Andrew Ladd (18:31); Isles won in overtime
 
Late Losses
The Isles have allowed the lead goal in the final 3 minutes of regulation seven times (including one game they rallied to win):
 
·        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)
·        2/6 – Tor Maple Leafs – Michael Nylander (17:59) (Isles won game in OT)
 
Fit to Be Tied
The Isles have allowed the final goal of regulation in 12 of their 16 games that have gone to overtime this season, including four 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
·        3/10 – Van Canucks – Troy Stecher (19:40); Isles won in OT
 
Better at Night
The Isles are 1-3-0 in day games (0-0-0 at home and 1-3-0 on the road) this season with two games to play:
 
·        11/25 - at SJ Sharks (lost 2-3)
·        1/16 – at Bos Bruins (won 4-0)
·        2/11 – at Ott Senators (lost 0-3)
·        3/5 -  at Cal Flames (lost 2-5)
·        3/18 – vs Col Blue Jackets
·        4/2 – at Buf Sabres
 
The Isles went 3-4-2 in day games last season (3-1-1 at home and 0-3-1 on the road).
 
Season Series Stats
Carolina leads the season series three games to none (and 6 points to 1), and has outscored the Isles 20-12.  The teams will meet in Raleigh on Tuesday to conclude the home-and-home and again in Raleigh on April 6h to conclude the season series.
 
This was the first meeting of the teams at Barclays Center to be decided in regulation; Carolina is 3-0-1 while the Isles are 1-1-2.
 
On The Farm
Bridgeport improved to 37-21-2-1 on the season (and 19-6-1-0 in their last 26) with a 5-2 win over Hartford on Sunday. The Sound Tigers got goals from five different players, including Michael dal Colle who scored his 13th goal of the season. Jaroslav Halak made 18 saves for the wins and also added an assist.
 
Kearns leads Bridgeport in goals (21) and points (21-22-43). Rookie Devon Toews leads the team in assists with 33.   Ryan Pulock leads the defense with 12 goals (12-23-35 in only 40 games) while Halak leads the team in wins (16-5-3).
 
Bridgeport, who is 32-3-1 since Joshua Ho-Sang's NHL recall, begins another 3-in-3 weekend in Providence on Friday.
 
Up Next
TUESDAY, MARCH 14th –ISLANDERS AT CAROLINA– 7:00PM
[MSG+2/MSG Go (Isles Pre-Game begins at 6:30), WCBS 880 AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]
 
The Isles will look to earn a split of the home-and-home series as they face the Hurricanes again, this time in Raleigh.
 
Carolina has had the Isles' number so far this season, winning all three games, including once in overtime.
 
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

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