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The Skinny: Dallas 5, Isles 0

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 16
Dallas 5, Isles 0
John Klingberg scored a 4-on-4 early in the first period and added two assists later in the session as the Dallas Stars defeated the Islanders 5-0 before a crowd of 18,342 at American Airlines Center.

The Isles finished with 14 shots on goal.  The Isles last had 14 shots or fewer on October 10, 2011 vs. Minnesota (14).

The Scoring:
01:32 Dallas John Klingberg (4) ASST: Jamie Benn (8), Tyler Seguin (8) 0-1
14:58 Dallas Gemel Smith (1) ASST: Alexander Radulov (9), John Klingberg (13) 0-2
16:58 Dallas Esa Lindell (4) ASST: John Klingberg (14), Martin Hanzal (1) 0-3

06:54 Dallas SHG - Mattias Janmark (4) 0-4
16:00 Dallas PPG - Jason Spezza (1) ASST: Esa Lindell (3), Dan Hamhuis (5) 0-5

No Scoring

The Skinny: 
The Isles allowed the first goal for the 12th time in the first 16 games … Mathew Barzal saw his 6-game point streak end (2-9-11) …The Isles' power play failed on four opportunities and is now 0-7 in the last two games after going 9-16 (56.3%) in the prior four games … The Isles did not score in the second period for the first time in 12 games… The Stars a 5-on-4 goal, a 4-on-4 goal, a 4-on-5 goal, and two 5-on-5 goals…The Isles have now allowed 7 shorthanded goals, matching last season's total…Alexander Radulov extended his point streak to seven games; it was his 100th career NHL assist…The Isles have been outscored 17-11 in the first period…The Stars' special teams have been dominant this season; their power play is now 15-48 (31.3%), while their penalty kill is 49-56 (87.5%)..The Isles have been shutout twice season, both by 5-0 scores.

Fastest to 30
Doug Weight is now 32-18-6 as an NHL coach. On October 28 in Nashville, he reached 30 wins faster than any coach in Islander history:

Fewest Games to 30 Wins by an Islander Coach:
51 – Doug Weight
60 – Peter Laviolette 2001-02 (30-20-7-3)
61 – Ted Nolan 30-23-8

Tied with Travis
Anders Lee has 92 goals as an Islander, tied with Travis Green for 36th on the team's all-time list. 

The Shots
Isles    4-6-4=14
Dallas 13-10-6=29

The Isles are 1-2-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even, and 7-3-0 when they are outshot.

Offside Challenges
The Isles have challenged twice and been successful once.
10/10 vs STL Blues – unsuccessful; Isles killed ensuing power play.
10/12 @ Ana Ducks -- successful

The opponents have not challenged so far this season.

Go West, Young Men
This was the 14th game of a stretch in which the Isles will play 13 of 15 games against Western Conference opponents.  The Isles are 7-5-2 in this stretch; the only Eastern Conference opponents they will face during this stretch are the Rangers (4-3 SO Win) and Capitals (4-3 Loss).

Home and Road
The Islanders are 8-6-2 overall; 5-0-2 at home and 3-6-0 on the road.  
Dallas is 9-7-0 overall; 6-2-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 7-4-2 in games versus other divisions.   The Isles are 2-2-0 against the East and 6-4-2 against the West.

Our House
The Isles are 5-0-2 at home, matching their best home start since 1982-83 (7-0-0).  The Isles are 4-0-2 vs. the Western Conference at Barclays Center this season and are 25-4-5 all-time at Barclays against the West.

In the Nets
Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves but falls to 5-4-0 on the season and 4-6-1 in his career against Dallas.

Ben Bishop made 14 saves and improves to 7-4-0 on the season with his first shutout of the season; he is 7-4-1 in his career against the Isles.  This was his 20th career shutout and his first against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-4 on the power play, allowing a shorthanded goal; Dallas was 1-4.  
The Isles are 5-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 3-5-2 when they do not.  The Isles are 5-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 3-3-2 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-4-2 when they do not.  

One Goal Games
The Isles are 1-3-2 in games decided by a single goal including 0-3 in regulation. They are 0-1 in games decided in overtime and are 1-1 in shootouts.  The Isles are 2-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.

First Goal 
The Isles are 4-0-0 when they score first and are 4-6-2 when they allow the opening goal. 

Including tonight, the Isles are 1-2-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-1-0 on the back-end.  This back to back concludes in St. Louis on Saturday; the next back-to-back set is November 24th in Philadelphia and November 25th in Ottawa.

Tired vs. Rested
The Isles are 0-1-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 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 4-5-2 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (22:25); Dallas: Dan Hamhuis (22:20)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (3-1-1), Nick Leddy (3-4-0), John Tavares (1-1-0). Calvin deHaan (1-0-0).

Brock Nelson led the forwards in ice-time (18:00). Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (8-5-2), Brock Nelson (0-1-0).

Isles 20, Dallas 35 (36%). 

Casey Cizikas won 6 of 11 for the Isles but his teammates won only 14 of 44; Tyler Seguin won 14 of 19 for Dallas.

Face-offs by period: 1st period 9/24; 2nd period 6/16; 3rd period 5/15
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 30/43; Power play 1/7; Penalty kill 4/6.

Hit Count
Isles 13 (Johnny Boychuk -2) 
Dallas 15 (Jamie Oleksiak & Adam Johns -3)

There were no fights. Season total – 2: (Boychuk 1, Mayfield 1).

Blocked Shots
The Isles blocked 23 shots; Casey Cizikas had 5. 

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 36, Dallas 68 
5-on-5 Isles 33, Dallas 49

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Ryan Pulock +1
Dallas: Martin Hanzal and Jason Spezza +13

Night and Day 
The Isles are 8-6-1 in night games and 0-0-1 in matinees.  The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.

Jason Chimera – 204 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 1676 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 165, Calvin deHaan 101

(Shane Prince-IR), (Nikolay Kulemin -IR), Adam Pelech (injured), Dennis Seidenberg

Total games lost: 34

Late Hero
The Isles have scored once in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:
10/9 – STL Blues – Anders Lee (19:00); tied game, but Isles lost in shootout

The Isles have used 7 defensemen twice this season (10/19 @NYR, 10/21 vs SJ) and are 2-0-0 in those games.  Under Doug Weight, the Isles are 6-0-0 when they dress seven natural defensemen.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 
7.  Patrick Flatley 712 *** Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Josh Bailey 655 *** 10. Derek King 638 *** 11. Billy Harris 623 *** 12. Stefan Persson 622 *** 13. Frans Nielsen 606 *** 14. John Tavares 603

1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***
5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. John Tavares 247
22.  Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 109
36. Travis Green 92 and Anders Lee 92

1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553*** 4. Clark Gillies 359***
5. John Tonelli 338 *** 6. Patrick Flatley 328 *** 7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. John Tavares 308
15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 215

1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052 *** 4. Clark Gillies 663 ***
5. Brent Sutter 610 *** 6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tavares 555
17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 324

Season Series Stats
Dallas leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 0).  The teams will meet in Brooklyn on December 13th to complete the season series.

The Isles have now been shutout in two of their last three trips in Dallas after not being shutout in their first 14 trips.  Those two shutouts are the Isles' only regulation losses in the last 9 games vs. Dallas.
On the Farm
Bridgeport is 6-6-0-0 following a 4-2 matinee loss to Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.  Sebastian Aho and Steve Bernier had the goals for the Sound Tigers.

Tanner Fritz leads Bridgeport with 12 points (3-9-12) while Scott Eansor and Steve Bernier lead the team in goals with 7.

Bridgeport hosts Hartford on Saturday at 7pm; the Sound Tigers swept a pair from the Rangers' farm club in October.
Up Next
[MSG+2 (Islanders pre-game at 7:30PM), WNYM 970 AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM]

The Isles concludes the back-to-back set as they complete the season series with the Blues in St Louis.  The Blues defeated the Isles in a Columbus Day shootout in Brooklyn.

St. Louis has been a difficult stop for the Isles in recent years; an Islander overtime win in 2015 is their only win there in the last six trips (1-5-0).
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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