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The Skinny: Florida 4, Isles 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick 

Game 16

Florida 4, Isles 2

Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal midway through the third period as the Florida Panthers recorded their third straight victory and extended the Isles winless streak to three games with a 4-2 victory over the Isles before a crowd of 11,947 at BB&T Center in Sunrise.

Mathew Barzal scored a goal for the first time since the home opener but finishes his 100th NHL game with 99 points.

The Scoring:          

1st Period

Denis Malgin (1) Jared McCann, Nick Bjugstad 06:18 NYI 0,FLA 1

Mathew Barzal (2) Anders Lee 07:28 NYI 1,FLA 1


2nd Period

Brock Nelson (8) Scott Mayfield, Tom Kuhnhackl 08:10 NYI 2,FLA 1

Mike Hoffman (7) Evgenii Dadonov, Mike Matheson 19:14 NYI 2,FLA 2


3rd Period

Aleksander Barkov (3) Keith Yandle 04:43 NYI 2,FLA 3 PPG

Troy Brouwer (2) Jonathan Huberdeau 19:59 NYI 2,FLA 4 ENG


The Skinny  

Thru 16 games, the Isles have the same record as last season (8-6-2) but have allowed eleven fewer goals …Tom Kuhnhackl's assist was his first as an Islander…  Keith Yandle played his 728th consecutive game (11th all-time)..Mike Hoffman extended his point streak to 11 games while Evgenii Dadonov extended his to 10 games…Brock Nelson's goal was his 199th career point; he now leads the Isles in goals with 8…Nelson is 3-2-5 in the last 6 games and 7-2-9 in the last 10 games…The Isles have had 68 shots on goal in the last two games (season-high).

Century Mark

Both Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock appeared in their 100th NHL games. Evgenii Dadonov recorded his 100th point.

Time to Go Home

The Isles' next seven games will all be in the New York area:

·        Nov 13 vs Van Canucks

·        Nov 15 vs NY Rangers

·        Nov 18 vs Dallas

·        Nov 21 @ NY Rangers

·        Nov 23 @ NJ Devils

·        Nov 24 vs Car Hurricanes

·        Nov 26 vs Was Capitals

The only remaining game this month out of the metro area will be in Boston on November 29th.  That will be the final game before the Isles return to the Coliseum for the first time (in a regular season game) since April 2015.

Coach Trotz

When the Blackhawks relieved Joel Quenneville of his duties on November 6th, that made Barry Trotz both the winningest and most experienced active NHL coach.  Trotz' NHL record is 770-574-60-136 in 1540 games.

Most Coaching Wins

1.      Scotty Bowman  1244

2.      Joel Quenneville  890

3.      Ken Hitchcock     823

4.      Al Arbour           782

5.      Barry Trotz        770

Most Games Coached

1.      Scotty Bowman  2141

2.      Joel Quenneville 1636

3.      Al Arbour           1607

4.      Barry Trotz        1540

5.      Ken Hitchcock    1536

Trotz, who passed Hitchcock in games coached on November 3rd vs the Devils, will catch Al Arbour on Opening Night next season. If Quenneville doesn't return to coaching Trotz would pass him sometime in November 2019.

This Season vs. Last Season

This Season: 8-6-2 (18 points), with 49 goals scored and 42 goals allowed (includes SO winners)

Last Season: 8-6-2 (18 points), with 55 goals scored and 53 goals allowed (includes SO winners)

First Things First                                                                                   

The Isles are 7-1-2 when scoring first and 1-5-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots

Isles     13-13-5=31

Florida  6-14-11=31

The Isles are 0-3-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 8-2-2 when they are outshot.

Home and Road

The Islanders are 8-6-2 overall; 3-1-2 at home (all in Brooklyn) and 5-5-0 on the road.  The Isles will play 21 games in Uniondale and 20 games in Brooklyn this season.

Florida is 5-5-3 overall; 2-3-1 at home and 3-2-2 on the road.  

By Division & Conference

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

In the Nets

Robin Lehner made 27 saves but falls to 4-4-1 on the season and 2-5-3 in his career against Florida. 

Roberto Luongo made 29 saves as he improves to 3-0-0 on the season and 13-12-3 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays

The Isles were 0-4 on the power play in 6:38 of PP time; Florida was 1-5 on the power play in 6:47 of PP time.

The Isles are 7-1-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-5-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 1-3-2 when they allow at least one power play goal and 6-3-0 when they do not.    

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 6-1-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-5-1 when they do not. 

One Goal Games

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


The Isles are 1-1-0 in the front half and 2-0-0 in the back half. The next back-to-back is on Thanksgiving weekend: Black Friday in New Jersey and at home vs. Carolina on November 23-24.

Tired vs. Rested

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

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

·        The Isles are 2-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.

·        The Isles are 6-6-1 when both teams are rested.

Ice-time Leaders

Isles: Ryan Pulock (23:04); Florida: Keith Yandle (24:12)

Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 21:12 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (6-2-2), Nick Leddy (2-4-0).


Isles 30 Florida 28 (52%).

Casey Cizikas won 9 of 15 for the Isles; Vincent Trocheck won 9 of 14 for Florida.

Face-offs by period: 1st period  7/15; 2nd period 13/22; 3rd period 10/21.

Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 24/47, Power play 3/5, Penalty kill 3/6

Hit Count

Isles 16 (Johnny Boychuk-5) 

Florida 7 (Two with 2)


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

Blocked Shots

The Isles blocked 9 shots (Ryan Pulock - 2). 

For the Corsi Crowd

All situations: Isles 52, Florida 49

5-on-5 Isles 36, Florida 34


5-on-5 leaders:

Isles: Tom Kuhnhackl +10

Florida: Colton Sceviour +5

Matinee Isles

The Isles are 6-6-2 in night games and 2-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee is November 18th vs. Dallas. 


Anders Lee 134, Brock Nelson 111, Mathew Barzal 98


(Matt Martin -injured), Luca Sbisa, Ross Johnston

Total games lost: 12

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.

11/8 – TB Lightning – Tyler Johnson scored the winning goal (18:34)

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 731



1.      Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …

17. Kyle Okposo 139 *** 18. Anders Lee and Josh Bailey 129



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

13. Bobby Nystrom 278 *** 14. Josh Bailey 265



1.      Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…

13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 394


Games Played (Goalies)

1.      Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …

8. Roland Melanson 136 *** 9. Mark Fitzpatrick 129 *** 10. Thomas Greiss 128


Wins (Goalie)

1.      Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…

6.  Rollie Melanson 77*** 7. Glenn Healy and Thomas Greiss 66

Season Series Stats

Florida leads the season series two games to none (and 4 points to 0).  The teams will again meet in Sunrise on April 4th to complete the season series.

This was the Isles' first regulation loss in their last seven regular season games against the Panthers in Florida (3-1-3).

On the Farm

Travis St. Denis scored the overtime winner as Bridgeport extended their winning streak to four games and their home winning streak to six games with a 5-4 victory over the Providence Bruins.

Devon Toews had a first period power play goal and assisted on the winning tally as he tied Joshua Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle for the club scoring lead.

Bridgeport is now 8-5-1-0 and will look to sweep their five game homestand when they host Charlotte on Sunday afternoon.

Leaders:  Goals: Michael Dal Colle 7; Assists: Joshua Ho-Sang 13; Points: Ho-Sang/Dal Colle/Devon Toews 14

Up Next

[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), WRCN 103.9FM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, Radio.com]

The Isles return home to begin a three-game homestand as they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to Brooklyn.

The Isles have earned points in their last six games against the Canucks (4-0-2); they had won four straight games vs. Vancouver before losing in overtime in the Pacific Northwest in March.

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.

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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