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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Skinny: Isles 3, Carolina 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"

 By Eric Hornick
 
Game 69
Isles 3, Carolina 2 (OT)
John Tavares scored his 9th career overtime goal as the Isles rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 before a crowd of 8,707 at PNC Arena.
 
Joshua Ho-Sang had a goal and an assist for the second straight night as the Isles erased a 2-0 deficit to win for the first time in 12 games this season that they have allowed the first two goals.
 
With the win, the Isles move back into the 2nd Wild Card spot; they are tied with Tampa Bay in terms of points.  Both teams have 13 games to play and the Isles have two more regulation/overtime wins.  Toronto fell one point behind the Isles tonight; the Leafs hold a game in hand.

The Scoring:
1ST PERIOD
12:30    Carolina            Joakim Nordstrom (5) ASST: Lee Stempniak (19), Lucas Wallmark (1)            0-1
 
2ND PERIOD
00:40    Carolina            Elias Lindholm (7)         0-2
18:55    New York         Joshua Ho-Sang (3) ASST: Nikolay Kulemin (10)            1-2
19:20    New York         Jason Chimera (17) ASST: Cal Clutterbuck (15), Calvin de Haan (16)            2-2
 
3RD PERIOD
No Scoring
 
OT PERIOD
00:34    New York         John Tavares (26) ASST: Joshua Ho-Sang (3), Nick Leddy (27)  3-2
 
The Skinny:
The Isles are 16-8-3 (.648) under Interim Coach Doug Weight …Since opening the season 6-10-4, Isles are 27-15-7 in their last 49 games…The Isles are 7-4-1 in the last 12 games... The Isles' top line has 26 goals (and 41 assists) in 27 games under Weight… Joshua Ho-Sang has five points in the last three games (2-3-5) …Anthony Beauvillier's point streak ended at three games…The Isles have scored a goal in the second period of the last eight games…The Isles have won their last three games decided in overtime after allowing the overtime goal in five straight games decided in the extra session…Jason Chimera is now just three goals shy of his career high of 20, set in 2011-12 and equaled last season…Lucas Wallmark, who made his NHL debut at Barclays on Monday, recorded his first point…Brock Nelson missed the game with injury, ending his consecutive game streak at 82.  Nelson had played 284 of the last 285 regular season games.
 
Happy Pi Day, Again!
For the second straight season, the Isles rallied from a 2-0 deficit for a 3-2 win on Pi Day (3/14).  Last year it was Cal Clutterbuck scoring the winner as the Isles scored three in the third to beat Florida in Brooklyn.  That was also the last time the Isles rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win (regular season only).
 
Experience Counts … 17 Times
Jason Chimera is only the second Islander age 36 or over to score 17 goals in a season; Bill Guerin, who turned 37 early in the 2007-08 season, scored 23 times that season.  Guerin also scored 16 times the next season, before being dealt to Pittsburgh.

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)
(x) Excludes Buf-SJ tonight
1
Ottawa
16
7
3
35
 
ISLES
16
8
3
35
3
Pittsburgh
15
5
4
34
4
NY Rangers
16
8
1
33
 
Washington
16
8
1
33
San Jose (x)
14
4
5
33



Playoff Chase: Excludes Buf- SJ)
 
Metropolitan
GP
PTS
1.   Washington
69
97
 
2.   Pittsburgh
68
95
 
3.   Columbus
68
94
 
 
 
 
Atlantic
GP
PTS
 
 
1.      MontrĂ©al
70
86
 
 
2.      Ottawa
68
85
 
 
3.      Boston
69
80
 
 
Wild Card
GP
PTS
 
 
1.      NY Rangers
70
90
 
 
2.      ISLANDERS
69
77
 
 
3.      Tampa Bay
69
77
 
 
4.      Toronto
68
76
 
 
5.      Florida
68
71
 
 
6.      Philadelphia
68
70
 
 
7.      Carolina
67
68
 
 
8.      Buffalo
69
68
 

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
Minnesota @ Carolina 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
Nashville @ Carolina 7:00
 
Sunday's games
Florida @ Pittsburgh 1:00
Columbus @ New Jersey 1:00
Carolina @ Philadelphia 7:30
Ottawa @ Montreal 7:30
 
Monday's games
Boston @ Toronto 7:30
Buffalo @ Detroit 7:30
 
Tuesday's games
NY Rangers @ New Jersey 7:00
Calgary @ Washington 7:00
Pittsburgh @ Buffalo 7:00
Ottawa @ Boston 7:00
Detroit @ Montreal 7:30
Carolina @ Florida 7:30
Philadelphia @ Winnipeg 8:00

Last 38
The Isles are now 22-11-5 in their last 38 games (since December 20th vs. Boston).  In those games, the PP is 19-107 (17.8%) and the penalty kill is 14-87 (83.9%).
 
#1 is #1 (aka The Greiss is Right)
Thomas Greiss has played in 11 straight games (6-4-1), 30 of the last 34 games (16-10-4 with three shutouts) and 32 of the last 38 games (18-10-4 with three shutouts).
 
Weight Lifted
Isles leading scorers since Doug Weight became the Isles' interim coach:
 
 
Games
Goals
Assists
Points
+/-
1
John Tavares
27
10
17
27
+4
2
Anders Lee
26
10
10
20
+2
Josh Bailey
27
6
14
20
+8
4
Nick Leddy
27
4
13
17
+3
5
Ryan Strome
27
7
9
16
-1
6
Brock Nelson
26
7
8
15
-4
Andrew Ladd
24
11
4
15
-2
8
Jason Chimera
27
9
3
12
+4
 
A Different Road
The Isles are 11-10-2 in their last 23 road games, after winning only 2 of their first 11 road games (2-6-3).
 
Solid at Home
The Isles have earned points in 11 of their last 12 home games (9-1-2). 
 
Longest Home-Ice 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        7-13-13-1=34
Carolina 9-11-12-0=32
 
The Isles are 16-7-5 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 33-25-11 overall; 20-9-6 at home and 13-16-5 on the road. 
Carolina is 28-27-12 overall; 19-10-4 at home and 9-17-8 on the road.  
 
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 10-9-4 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 19-18-7 against the East and 14-7-4 against the West.
 
In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 32 saves to improve to 24-15-4 on the season and 3-3-1 in his career against Carolina.
Cam Ward made 29 saves; he is 23-20-10 on the season and 22-4-5 in his career against the Isles.
Power Plays
The Isles went 0-1 on the power play; Carolina was 0-3.
The Isles are 14-7-6 when they score at least one power play goal and 19-18-5 when they do not.  The Isles are 12-12-5 when they allow at least one power play goal and 21-13-6 when they do not.    
 
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 32-7-3 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 11-9-11 in games decided by a single goal including 5-9-0 in regulation. They are 5-7 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 11-18-4 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 5-3-5 on the back-end. 
The Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season. The next back-to-back set is March 24th in Pittsburgh and March 25th vs. Boston.
 
Tired vs. Rested
·        The Isles are 4-1-3 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 (22:08); Carolina: Brett Pesce (21:52)
 
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 (3-1-1), Tied (1-0-0).
 
John Tavares led the Isles forwards with 19:55 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (26-17-9), 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 18, Carolina 32 (36%). 
 
Stephen Gionta won 4 of 6 but his teammates won only 14 of 44: Derek Ryan won 8 of 10 for Carolina.
 
Face-offs by period: 1st period- 6/16; 2nd period 6/15; 3rd period 6/18; overtime 0/1
 
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 16/43; Power play 0/1; Penalty kill 2/6.
 
Hit Count
Isles 37 Carolina 18.  Cal Clutterbuck and Anders Lee led the Isles with five hits (every Islander but Thomas Hickey had at least 1); Elias Lindholm and Patrick Brown had three 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 15 blocked shots; Calvin de Haan, Adam Pelech and Travis Hamonic led the Isles with four each.
 
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 66, Carolina 69
5-on-5 Isles 58, Carolina 58
 
5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Calvin de Haan +11; Calvin de Haan 62%
Carolina:  Matt Tennyson +4
 
Ironmen
Jason Chimera – 175 (including 106 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 136, Calvin deHaan 72, John Tavares 69
 
Scratches
Scott Mayfield, Johnny Boychuk (injured), Brock Nelson (injured), Shane Prince (injured)
 
Injured Reserve: Casey Cizikas
Total games lost: 148
 
All-time Islander Leader Boards:
 
Games Played (skaters)
1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900
….
9.      Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Derek King 638 *** 10. Josh Bailey 626
15 Garry Howatt 596 *** 16. John Tonelli 594 *** 17. John Tavares 579
 
Goals
1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310
7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 233
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 529
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 17 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 one (and 7 points to 3), and has outscored the Isles 22-15.  The teams will meet again in Raleigh on April 6th to conclude the season series.
 
The Isles are 5-2-0 in their last seven games in Raleigh, including March overtime wins each of the last two seasons (Cal Clutterbuck last year).
 
On The Farm
Bridgeport is 37-21-2-1 on the season (and 19-6-1-0 in their last 26).
 
Kearns leads the Sound Tigers 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 3-3-1 since Joshua Ho-Sang's NHL recall, begins another 3-in-3 weekend in Providence on Friday.
 
Up Next
THURSDAY, MARCH 16th –WINNIPEG AT ISLANDERS– 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 play five of their final eight games in March at home, beginning with Thursday's game with Winnipeg.
 
The Isles are 10-3-1 in 14 games against the Jets since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg, but are only 3-3-0 on home-ice. 
 
Thomas Greiss recorded his first win as an Islander, and the Isles' first at Barclays Center, when he defeated the Jets 4-2 in October 2015.  Greiss has won all three of his games against Winnipeg as an Islander, one in overtime, and has allowed only seven goals in the three games.
 
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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