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The Skinny: Florida 3, Isles 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 8
Florida 3, Isles 2 (OT)
Mike Hoffman scored a power play goal 33 seconds into overtime as the Florida Panthers rallied from a 2-0 third period deficit for a 3-2 win over the Isles before a crowd of 9,743 at Barclays Center.

The Panthers have won all four games that they have played in Brooklyn since the Isles eliminated them in the 2016 playoffs.

The Scoring: 

1st Period
Brock Nelson (3) Josh Bailey 18:36 FLA 0,NYI 1

2nd Period
Jordan Eberle (1) Mathew Barzal, Anders Lee 11:42 FLA 0,NYI 2 PPG

3rd Period
Frank Vatrano (3) Nick Bjugstad, Aaron Ekblad 02:46 FLA 1,NYI 2 PPG
Evgenii Dadonov (4) Aleksander Barkov, MacKenzie Weegar 10:35 FLA 2,NYI 2 

Mike Hoffman (4) Keith Yandle, Aleksander Barkov 0:33 FLA 3, NYI 2 PPG

The Skinny  
Brock Nelson scored for the 2nd straight game; his 102nd career goal broke a tie with Anders Kallur on the all-time Isles list; 20 of the 102 goals have come in the 57 games he has played in October…After opening with three perfect games on the PK, the Isles have allowed six power play goals in the last five games…Jordan Eberle's goal was his first since March 20th vs. Pittsburgh…Although the Isles won three games in overtime from Florida in the 2016 playoffs, the Isles have not scored a regular season overtime goal vs. the Cats since 2006 (Mark Parrish)…This game ended an Islander streak of five games that had been decided by exactly three goals; seven of Florida's eight games have been decided by one goal…Florida had outscored their first seven opponents by a combined 10-3 score in the first period before the Isles struck for the opening goal. .Mike Hoffman's recorded his 7th career overtime goal…Frank Vatrano's goal ended Robin Lehner's home shutout streak at 102:46; it was the first goal allowed by the Isles at home in 126:04…Josh Bailey extended his point streak to three… Mathew Barzal has eight points in eight games this season.

Different Game, Same Result
Per the Elias Sports Bureau, this was the first time that the Panthers had erased a 2-goal third period deficit and rallied to win since March 2014, also against the Isles.
This Season vs. Last Season
This Season: 3-4-1 (7 points), with 22 goals scored and 23 goals allowed
Last Season: 4-3-1 (9 points), with 24 goals scored and 24 goals allowed  (includes SO winners)

The Isles are 3-0-1 when scoring first and 0-4-0 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles        10-6-6-0=22
Florida   13-13-13-2=41
The Isles are 0-2-0 when they outshoot their opponents and 3-2-1 when they are outshot. 

Home and Road
The Islanders are 3-4-1 overall; 1-1-1 at home (all in Brooklyn) and 2-3-0 on the road.  With Wednesday's announcement that the February 27th game has been moved to Long Island, the Isles will play 20 games in Brooklyn and 21 games in Uniondale this season.
Florida is 2-3-3 overall; 0-2-1 at home and 2-1-2 on the road.  

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

In the Nets
Robin Lehner made 39 saves; he is 2-2-1 on the season and 2-4-3 in his career against Florida.  
James Reimer made 20 saves and improves to 1-2-1 on the season and 6-2-2 in his career against the Isles.  
Power Plays
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play in 3:39 of PP time; Florida was 2-5 on the power play in 8:29 of PP time.
The Isles are 3-1-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 0-3-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 1-2-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 2-2-0 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 2-1-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-3-1 when they do not.  

One Goal Games
The Isles are 1-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 1-1 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 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 next back-to-back is in Philadelphia and Carolina on October 27-28.The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front half and 1-0-0 in the back half.  
Tired vs. Rested
The Isles are 0-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 0-1-0 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 2-4-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (22:44); Florida: Keith Yandle (23:45)  

Josh Bailey led Isles forwards with 18:31 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Pulock (3-1-1), Leddy (0-3-0).

Isles 35, Florida 35 (50%).

Mathew Barzal won 11 of 18  for the Isles; Juho Lammikko won 8 of 10  for Florida. 
Face-offs by period: 1st period 5/17; 2nd period 18/28; 3rd period 12/23; Overtime 0-2.
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 29/54, Power play 2/6, Penalty kill 4/10

Hit Count
Isles 20 (Four with 3)  
Florida 23 (Five with 3)

There were no fights. Season total – 3 (Mayfield -2, Lee).  

Blocked Shots
The Isles blocked 13 shots (Anthony Beauvillier and Anders Lee -2).  

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 37, Florida 71 
5-on-5 Isles 33, Florida 51

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Mathew Barzal +4
Florida: Evgeni Dadonov +17

Matinee Isles
The Isles are 2-4-1 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee is October 27th in Philadelphia.

Anders Lee 126, Brock Nelson 103, Mathew Barzal 90 

Tom Kuhnhackl, Luca Sbisa, Ross Johnston 
Total games lost: 5

Late Heroes
The Isles have not yet scored in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have allowed a goal one time in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:
10/4 – CAR Hurricanes – Jordan Staal tied game (18:25), but Isles won in overtime.

Offside Challenges
The Isles have not challenged a goal due to an offside this season. 

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 
6. Mike Bossy 752 *** 7. Josh Bailey 723

1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
17. Kyle Okposo 139 *** 18. Jason Blake 127 *** 19. Anders Lee 126 &. Josh Bailey 126 

1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
13. Bobby Nystrom 278 *** 14. Billy Harris 259 *** 15. Josh Bailey 258

1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 384

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
10. Garth Snow 127 *** 11.  Evgeni Nabokov 123 &. Thomas Greiss 123

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
6.  Rollie Melanson 77*** 7. Glenn Healy 66 *** 8.  Thomas Greiss 63

Season Series Stats
Florida leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 1).  The remaining meetings of the season series are in Sunrise on November 10th and April 4th.

The Isles are 3-3-2 in their last eight games against Florida. 

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 3-3-1-0 after a 4-3 shootout win over Lehigh Valley on Sunday.  Chris Bourque scored the only goal of the shootout to make a winner out of Christopher Gibson.  Steve Bernier scored a pair of goals to take over the team lead. 

Leaders:  Goals: Bernier 4; Assists: Dal Colle/Devon Toews 5; Points: Dal Colle 8

Bridgeport heads to Hartford on Saturday and then has a Sunday matinee in Providence.
Up Next
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 12:30pm), WRCN 103.9FM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, Radio.com] 
The Isles begin at three-game road trip, all against divisional foes, as they head to Philadelphia to meet the Flyers.

It's the first of four meetings this season and the first of two in South Philadelphia.  The teams have split a pair of games in Philly each of the last four seasons (although the Flyers have earned a point in three of the four Islander wins.

Last season, the Isles swept a pair of games over Thanksgiving, before splitting two other games after the two of the year. Overall, the Isles are 4-2-2-in their last eight regular season games against the Flyers.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.

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