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The Skinny: St. Louis 3, Isles 2 (shootout)

"The Skinny"

 By Eric Hornick

Game 3

St. Louis 3, Isles 2

Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored third period goals to erase a 2-0 deficit, but the St. Louis Blues got shootout tallies from Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko to earn the extra point, as they defeated the Isles 3-2 before a crowd of 10,637 at Barclays Center.

The Scoring:





09:38    St. Louis    Vladimir Tarasenko (2) ASST: Paul Stastny (3)          0-1

15:34    St. Louis    PPG - Vladimir Tarasenko (3) ASST: Jaden Schwartz (4), Alex Pietrangelo (3)        0-2



13:04    New York   Andrew Ladd (1) ASST: Jason Chimera (2), Brock Nelson (1) 1-2

19:00    New York   Anders Lee (1) ASST: Thomas Hickey (1), Jordan Eberle (2)  2-2



No Scoring


The Shootout:

St. Louis           Goal - Brayden Schenn (GDG)

New York         Missed - Jordan Eberle

St. Louis           Goal - Vladimir Tarasenko         -

New York         Missed - Anthony Beauvillier


It was the first game deciding goal for Schenn, who had converted only 1 of his prior 12 shootout attempts.

The Skinny:

Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, giving him 7 goals in his last nine games against the Isles (including 4 goals in the last 2 games by NYI)…Tarasenko recorded his 21st multi-goal game…This was the first game of a stretch in which the Isles will play 13 of 15 games against Western Conference opponents…Andrew Ladd's goal was his 499th career point (and came in his 850th NHL game)…The Isles scored only three goals last season in the final two minutes to either tie or win a game…The Isles attempted 70 shots, which is their highest total ever against St. Louis in the Real-Time era (17 games)…The Isles scored goals in the final two minutes to either tie or win three times last season…The Isles 42 shots are their most against St. Louis since they had 44 in a 7-7 tie vs. the Blues on December 10, 1991….The Isles are off to a good start in third periods, outscoring opponents 4-1..The Blues are 3-0-0 for the second straight season and third time in the last five seasons.

The Shots

Isles             8-15-16-3=42

St. Louis     11-10-10-4=35


The Isles are 1-0-1 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even, and 0-1-0 when they are outshot.

 Last season, the Isles were 19-10-5 when they outshoot their opponents, 3-3-0 when the shots are even and are 19-17-6 when they were outshot.


Chasing Bourne

John Tavares is 237-303=540 in his Islander career, leaving him one goal, one assist and two points behind Bob Bourne on the all-time Islander lists.


Career goals as an Islander:

7. Bob Bourne 238

8. John Tavares 237

9. Bobby Nystrom 235


Home and Road

The Islanders are 1-1-1 overall; 1-0-1 at home and 0-1-0 on the road. 

St. Louis is 3-0-0 overall; 1-0-0 at home and 2-0-0 on the road.  


By Division & Conference

The Isles are 0-1-0 in Division games and 1-0-1 in games versus other divisions.   The Isles are 1-1-0 against the East and 0-0-1 against the West.

The Isles went 15-10-5 in Division games and 26-19-7 in games versus other divisions last season.


In the Nets

Thomas Greiss made 33 saves; he is 0-1-1 on the season and 5-2-1 in his career against St. Louis. He is 8-8 all-time in shootouts.

Jake Allen made 40 saves as he improved to 3-0-0 on the season and 2-1-0 in his career against the Isles.  He is 10-4 all-time in shootouts.

Power Plays

The Isles were 0-6 on the power play; St. Louis was 1-6. 

The Isles are 0-0-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-1-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 0-1-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 1-0-1 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-1-1 when they do not. 

One Goal Games

The Isles are 0-0-1 in games decided by a single goal including 0-0 in regulation. They are 0-0 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 were 15-10-12 in one-goal games last season.

 First Goal

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they score first and are 0-1-1 when they allow the opening goal.


Including tonight, the Isles are 0-1-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-0-0 on the back-end. 

Tired vs. Rested

·        The Isles are 0-0-0 when both teams played the night before.

·        The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested and their opponents are not.

·        The Isles are 1-0-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.

·        The Isles are 0-1-1 when both teams are rested.


Ice-time Leaders

Isles: Johnny Boychuk (23:38); St. Louis: Alex Pietrangelo (29:17)

 Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (1-0-1), Nick Leddy (0-1-0)

 John Tavares led the Isles forwards with 23:25 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (1-1-1)



Isles 27, St. Louis 27 (50%). 


John Tavares won 14 of 22 for the Isles; Kyle Brodziak won 7 of 13 for St. Louis.


Face-offs by period: 1st period 10/17; 2nd period 9/20; 3rd period 6/14; overtime 2/3

Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 18/41; Power play 4/7; Penalty kill 5/6.


Hit Count

Isles 20 (Anders Lee 6)

St. Louis 22 (Magnus Paajarvi 4)



None.  Season total – 1: (Boychuk 1).


Blocked Shots

The Isles blocked 13 shots; Thomas Hickey led the Isles with 3.


For the Corsi Crowd

All situations: Isles 70, St. Louis 53

5-on-5 Isles 42, St. Louis 35


5-on-5 leaders:

Isles: Jordan Eberle +14

St. Louis: 4 with +3


Day and Night

The Isles are 0-0-1 in matinees and 1-1-0 in night games.  The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.



Jason Chimera – 191 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 154 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 152, Calvin deHaan 88



(Alan Quine-IR, Shane Prince-IR), Cal Clutterbuck (day-to-day), Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Pulock


Total games lost: 8


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. Josh Bailey 642

15 Garry Howatt 596 *** 16. John Tonelli 594 *** 17. John Tavares 590



1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***

5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. John Tavares 237

22.  Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 107

36. Travis Green 92 *** 37. Michael Grabner 90 *** 38. Butch Goring 87 *** 39. Anders Lee 85



1.      Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553

7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. Bob Bourne 304 *** 10. John Tavares 303

15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 201



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 540

17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 308

Season Series Stats

St. Louis leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 1).  The teams will conclude their season series on November 19th in St. Louis.

The Isles are 3-1-1 in the last five games against St. Louis (including 2-1 in OT/SO).


On the Farm

Bridgeport is 0-1-0 following a season opening 2-1 loss in Binghamton on Saturday. The Sound Tigers are off until Friday/Saturday, when they play a pair of games in Charlotte against the Checkers.

Up Next

[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 9:30pm), WNYM 970AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]

The Isles begin a four-game road trip on Wednesday as they face the Anaheim Ducks in the first of three consecutive games in California. 

The Isles own four consecutive wins over the Ducks and three consecutive wins in Anaheim, but it hasn't been easy.  Josh Bailey scored in overtime to win the home opener against the Ducks last year, and then Nick Leddy scored in the 14th round of the shootout to win the longest shootout in Islander history.

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 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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