By Eric Hornick (Please excuse the formatting!)
Winnipeg 3, Isles 1
Jacob Trouba and Adam Lowry scored 22 seconds apart in the third period as the Winnipeg Jets offset an Anders Lee goal earlier in the frame and defeated the Isles 3-1, before a Barclays Center crowd of 9,125.
Lee, who now leads the Isles in goals (10), scored the Isles' first goal for the third straight game.
1:33 EV NYI 27 A.LEE(10) 29 B.NELSON(10) 55 J.BOYCHUK(4)
3:39 PP WPG 8 J.TROUBA(3) 26 B.WHEELER(31) 81 K.CONNOR(15)
4:01 EV WPG 17 A.LOWRY(5) 13 B.TANEV(6) 85 M.PERREAULT(6)
19:57 EV-EN WPG 27 N.EHLERS(9) unassisted
For the third time in four games, the Isles scored the first goal and didn't score again… This was only the fifth Isles game to be tied after two periods (2-2-1), but the third straight (1-1-1)… The Isles' power play went 0-2 and fell to 4-46 (8.7%) since November 1; the power play is 0-17 in the last eight games. It's the longest Isles streak without a power play goal since they went 12 straight games in November/December 2010 (which tied the club record)…The Isles' fourth line combined for 12 hits; it's third straight game since the trio was reunited that they have had at least 12; Matt Martin had eight of the 12 hits …The Isles held Winnipeg to just three shots in the first period and outshot the Jets 28-24; they have outshot the opposition in just one of their first 13 wins… Thomas Greiss started in goal for the 10th consecutive home game…Brock Nelson's assist was the 99th of his career…The Jets swept their three-game trip to the Metropolitan area, winning Saturday (OT) in New Jersey, Sunday in Manhattan (SO), and Tuesday in Brooklyn, and scoring a total of eight goals in the third period of the three games…Blake Wheeler recorded an assist for the 6th straight game.
Josh Bailey is one point away from becoming only the 14th player in Islander history with 400 points; like the other 13, Bailey is an Isles draft pick.
Among active coaches, Barry Trotz has coached the most games and is 2nd to Ken Hitchcock in wins. Trotz' NHL record is 775-578-60-137 in 1550 games and is now just seven wins behind Al Arbour on the all-time win list.
Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman 1244
2. Joel Quenneville 890
3. Ken Hitchcock 827
4. Al Arbour 782
5. Barry Trotz 775
Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman 2141
2. Joel Quenneville 1636
3. Al Arbour 1607
4. Barry Trotz 1550
5. Ken Hitchcock 1543
Trotz will catch Al Arbour in games coached on Opening Night next season. If Quenneville doesn't return to coaching Trotz would pass him sometime in December 2019.
This Season vs. Last Season
This Season: 13-10-3 (29 points), with 77 goals scored and 74 goals allowed (includes SO winners)
Last Season: 16-8-2 (34 points), with 99 goals scored and 86 goals allowed (includes SO winners)
(The Isles were eight games over NHL .500 after 26 games last year, but they would not reach that mark again, going 19-29-8 over the remainder of the season.)
First Things First
The Isles are 9-4-3 when scoring first and 4-6-0 when allowing the opening goal.
The Isles are 1-7-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 12-2-3 when they are outshot.
Home and Road
The Islanders are 13-10-3 overall; 7-4-2 at home (1-0-0 on Long Island and 6-4-2 in Brooklyn) and 6-6-1 on the road. The Isles will play 21 games in Uniondale and 20 games in Brooklyn this season.
Winnipeg is 17-8-2 overall; 9-3-2 at home and 8-5-0 on the road.
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 10-2-0 in Division games and 3-8-3 in games versus other divisions. The Isles are 10-4-3 against the East and 3-6-0 against the West.
In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 21 saves but falls to 9-5-1 on the season and 4-2-1 in his career against Winnipeg.
Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves and improves to 12-7-1 on the season and 3-1-0 in his career against the Isles.
The Isles were 0-2 on the power play in 2:35 of PP time; Winnipeg was 1-3 on the power play in 4:16 of PP time.
The Isles are 9-1-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 4-9-2 when they do not. The Isles are 4-6-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 8-4-0 when they do not.
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 11-1-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-9-2 when they do not.
One Goal Games
The Isles are 5-1-3 in games decided by a single goal including 2-1 in regulation. They are 2-1 in games decided in overtime and are 1-2 in shootouts. The Isles are 1-3 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.
The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front half and 3-0-0 in the back half. The next back-to-back is December 17th in Colorado and December 18 in Arizona.
Tired vs. Rested
· The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before.
· The Isles are 1-0-1 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 9-10-2 when both teams are rested.
Isles: Ryan Pulock (21:49); Winnipeg: Jacob Trouba (28:01)
Jordan Eberle led Isles forwards with 17:53 of ice-time.
Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (8-4-2), Nick Leddy (4-5-1), Scott Mayfield (1-1-0).
Isles 21, Winnipeg 32 (40%).
No Isle who took multiple face-offs won more than he lost: Mark Schiefele won 12 of 16 for Winnipeg.
Face-offs by period: 1st period 8/15; 2nd period 9/24; 3rd period 4/14.
Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 19/46, Power play 1/3, Penalty kill 1/4.
Isles 24 (Matt Martin-8)
Winnipeg 17 (Brendan Lemieux-3)
There were no fights. Season total –5 (Scott Mayfield -2, Ross Johnston-2, Anders Lee).
The Isles blocked 16 shots (Tom Kuhnhackl -3).
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 58, Winnipeg 45 (including 22-12 in the Isles' favor in the 2nd period)
5-on-5 Isles 50, Winnipeg 39
Isles: Brock Nelson +12
Winnipeg: Mathieu Perreault +4
The Isles are 10-9-3 in night games and 3-1-0 in matinees. The next matinee is on January 12th vs. the Rangers.
Anders Lee 144, Brock Nelson 121, Mathew Barzal 108
(Andrew Ladd – IR), (Robin Lehner-INJ) Ross Johnston, Luca Sbisa.
Total games lost: 34
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 three times 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)
11/23 – NJ Devils – Marcus Johansson tied game (19:49), but Isles won in overtime.
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 …
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Mike Bossy 752 *** 7. Josh Bailey 741
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
16. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 17. Kyle Okposo 139 *** 18. Anders Lee 134 ***19. Joshua Bailey 131…
24. Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 27. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 28. Brock Nelson 108
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
12. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 13. Bobby Nystrom 278 *** 14. Josh Bailey 268
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 399
Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Roland Melanson & Thomas Greiss 136
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6. Rollie Melanson 77*** 7. Thomas Greiss 71
Season Series Stats
Winnipeg leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 0). The teams will next meet in Winnipeg on March 28th.
The Isles are 11-6-1 against the Jets since the franchise moved to Manitoba seven years ago.
On the Farm
Joshua Ho-Sang scored his second goal of the season 1:31 into overtime as the Bridgeport Sound Tigers earned a 5-4 win in Springfield on Sunday. Ho-Sang also earned an assist earlier in the game, giving him four points in the two games on the weekend
Bridgeport is 13-7-3-1 and has earned points in 12 of their last 14 games (9-2-2-1).
The Sound Tigers head back to Springfield on Sunday and then face Hartford on Wednesday.
Leaders: Goals: Steve Bernier 10; Assists: Joshua Ho-Sang 20 (Leads entire AHL); Points: Ho-Sang 22. Goalies: Christopher Gibson 7-3-3 (3.34 GAA); Jeremy Smith 6-4-1 (3.04 GAA)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th – ISLANDERS AT PITTSBURGH 7:00PM
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), WRCN 103.9FM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, Radio.com]
The Islanders begin a two-game road trip on Thursday as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third time this season.
The Isles swept a home and home from Pittsburgh 10/30-11/1. The Isles are 2-0-2 in their last four games in Pittsburgh; this marks the first time they have earned points in four straight games in Pittsburgh since a 12-game streak (7-0-3-2) between 2001 and 2006. Overall, the Isles are 3-0-1 in their last four games and 5-1-3 in their last 9 games against the Pens.
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.