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The Skinny: Isles 5, Philadelphia 3

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 11
Isles 5, Philadelphia 3 
The Isles scored goals 65 seconds apart in the first period and 85 seconds apart in the second period to take a 5-2 lead just 25:38 into the game.  The defense and Semyon Varlamov did the rest as the Isles extended their winning streak to seven straight games with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers before a crowd of 12,055 at Nassau Coliseum.

The seven-game winning streak is the club's longest (in a single season) since they won nine straight from December 31, 1989 – January 19, 1990. The streak is the season longest in the month of October in club history (8 in 1982) and is the longest in the NHL this season.
 
The Isles improved to 8-3-0; their 16 points is  their highest total through eleven games in the post-Cup era (9-0-1-1 for 20 points in 2001-02).

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Jakub Voracek (4) Travis Sanheim 01:07 PHI 1,NYI 0
Anders Lee (4) Josh Bailey, Johnny Boychuk 03:17 PHI 1,NYI 1
Derick Brassard (3) Brock Nelson 04:22 PHI 1,NYI 2
Ross Johnston (1) Cole Bardreau 11:46 PHI 1,NYI 3
Travis Konecny (6) Justin Braun, Kevin Hayes 16:38 PHI 2,NYI 3

2nd Period
Ryan Pulock (1) Cal Clutterbuck, Adam Pelech 04:13 PHI 2,NYI 4
Mathew Barzal (5) Anders Lee, Devon Toews 05:38 PHI 2,NYI 5

3rd Period
Claude Giroux (2) James van Riemsdyk, Jakub Voracek 17:04 PHI 3,NYI 5 

The Skinny   
Every Islander was on ice for at least one goal as 12 players tallied points; Anders Lee recorded the only multiple point game for the Isles (after a post-game scoring change took away a Mathew Barzal assist)…Every Flyer was on-ice for an Islander goal…The Isles scored three goals in the first period for the first time this season and scored five times in the first 25:38; it was the fastest five goals to start a game for the Isles since March 29, 2015 vs. Detroit (also at the Coliseum). The Isles led after the first period for the fourth straight game (after not doing it in the first seven games) …Ross Johnston scored his first goal of the season; Cole Bardreau, playing his fourth NHL game, earned his first assist on the play…Claude Giroux's late goal made Ryan Pulock's tally the game-winner; four of his 22 career goals have been GWGs; it was the first time the Isles have allowed at least three goals during this winning streak…Jakub Voracek opened the scoring with his 199th NHL goal.

The Streak
10/12: Florida   (3-2 Wso)
10/14: St. Louis (3-2 Wot)
10/17: @ Winnipeg (3-1 W)
10/19: @ Columbus (3-2 Wot)
10/24: Arizona (4-2 W)
10/25: @ Ottawa (4-2 W)
10/27: Philadelphia (5-3 W)

The Streaks
This is only the 7th time in Islander history that they have won at least seven straight games:
15 – 1981-82
9 – 1989-90
8 – 1982-83
7- 1978-79
7- 1979-80
7- 1983-84
7- 2019-20

(The Isles also won seven games over two seasons in 2014)

First Time in a Ridiculously Long Time 
When the Isles last won at least seven straight:
Bryan Trottier was still a month away from scoring his 500th NHL goal (and his final goal as an Islander);
The 7th straight win (on January 16, 1990) featured a 51-save shutout from Glenn Healy;
Al Arbour was in the first full season of his second stint as Islander coach;
Bill Torrey was in his 18th season as the Isles' general manager;
Lou Lamoriello was in his 3rd season as the Devils' general manger;
Barry Trotz had not begun his minor league coaching career;
Pat LaFontaine was 10-7-17 in the 9-game streak, while defenseman Doug Crossman was +9;
The Isles scored 12 power play goals in the 9-game streak (they have had 9 power play opportunities in the last seven games);
Mark Fitzpatrick won six games in the streak, while Healy won three games;
Josh Bailey turned three months old early in the streak; Thomas Greiss, Derick Brassard, Semyon Varlamov and Johnny Boychuk were the only other Isles who dressed tonight that were alive.

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career; his assist tonight gave him 10 points in 11 games to start the season.  He is 27-27-54 in 71 career October games, tallying more goals, assists and points than in any other month.

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 5-2-0 on Coliseum ice.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 818-598-60-141 in 1,617 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  895
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    818
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,647
3. Barry Trotz        1,617
4. Al Arbour   1,607

+79
The win pushes the Isles five games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 79 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since a 1-1 tie with Chicago left them at 941-862-294 on January 5, 1999.

First Things First
The Isles are 3-1-0 when scoring first and are 5-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles              9-12-12=33
Philadelphia  5-13-13=31

The Isles are 2-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 6-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 8-3-0 overall; 5-2-0 at home (5-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 3-1-0 on the road.  
Philadelphia is 5-4-1 overall; 4-1-0 at home and 1-3-1 on the road.  

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

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves to improve to 4-2-0 on the season and 6-2-1 in his career against Philadelphia.  

Carter Hart made 9 saves before being replaced at a TV timeout shortly after the Isles' 5th goal; he is 2-3-1 on the season and 0-2-0 in his career against the Isles.
Brian Elliott stopped all 19 shots he faced in relief.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-2 on the power play in 4:00 of power play time; Philadelphia was 0-3 on the power play in 6:00 of PP time.

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

The Isles are 0-1-0 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 0-0-0 when the power plays are even, and 8-2-0 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

One Goal Games
The Isles are 3-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 2-0 in games decided in overtime and are 1-0 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.

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

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (21:39); Philadelphia: Ivan Provorov (25:02)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 18:48 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (4-0-0), Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 25, Philadelphia 30 (45%).  
Casey Cizikas won 9 of 16 for the Isles, Claude Giroux won 11of 18 for Philadelphia.  

Hit Count
Isles 34 (Cal Clutterbuck -9)
Philadelphia 14 (Sean Couturier -3) 
   
Fights
Ross Johnston fought Chris Stewart in the first period. Season total: 3 – Johnston-2 (vs. FLA, vs PHL), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 23 (Scott Mayfield -4)
Philadelphia 8 (Ivan Provorov-3)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 52, Philadelphia 66
5-on-5 Isles 44, Philadelphia 46

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Derick Brassard +9
Philadelphia:  Tyler Pitlick +9

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 1-1-0 in the front-half and 2-0-0 in the back-half.  The next back-to-back will be November 1st vs. Tampa Bay and November 2nd in Buffalo. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 13-1-1 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 7-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 211, Brock Nelson 188, Mathew Barzal 175, Ryan Pulock 148 and Josh Bailey 96. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 145 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 148
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), (Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ),(Leo Komarov-ILL), Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 29.

Late Heroes
The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 808

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 156 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 144 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 128

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 298 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek and Nick Leddy 154

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 442…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 263 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. Brock Nelson 251

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 168

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 89

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series 1 games to 0 (and 2 points to 0).   The season series will continue in Philadelphia on November 16.

The Isles are now 6-3-0 in the last nine vs. Philadelphia; the win reverses the pattern of last season that saw the road team win each game. 

On the Farm  
The Sound Tigers are 1-5-2-1 on the season, following a regulation loss and an overtime loss to Hartford on Saturday and Sunday. 

Bridgeport is off until Friday, when they begin a 3-in-3 set in Syracuse. 

Up Next
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st —  TAMPA BAY AT ISLANDERS (AT NASSAU COLISEUM)  7:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles look to extend their longest winning streak in nearly 30 years to eight games as they entertain the reigning President's Trophy champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

This will be the first meeting of the teams since last February, when Thomas Greiss and Andrei Vasilevskiy battled to a scoreless tie at the Coliseum (Tampa won in a shootout).

While the Isles will be coming off four consecutive off days, the Lightning will be playing their third game in the Metropolitan Area in four days (Tuesday at Rangers, Thursday at Devils).

The Isles went 1-1-1 against the Lightning last season and are 2-6-1 in the last three seasons against the Bolts.

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 4, Ottawa 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 10
Isles 4, Ottawa 2 
Nick Leddy scored twice, including a penalty shot goal, and added an assist as the Isles extended their winning streak to six straight games with a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators before a crowd of 11,189 at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Thomas Greiss made 30 saves to earn his third straight win as the Isles earned their first October win streak of at least six games since 1982 (8 straight).  The six-game streak is the longest in the NHL so far this season.

The Isles improved to 7-3-0; their 14 points matches their highest total through ten games in 18 years. 

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Tyler Ennis (1) Thomas Chabot, Connor Brown 07:59 NYI 0,OTT 1
Nick Leddy (1) Matt Martin, Johnny Boychuk 13:00 NYI 1,OTT 1
Nick Leddy (2)PS 17:19  NYI 2,OTT 1 PPG

2nd Period
Matt Martin (2) Nick Leddy, Cal Clutterbuck 04:58 NYI 3,OTT 1
Derick Brassard (2) Mathew Barzal, Devon Toews 06:08 NYI 4,OTT 1

3rd Period
Tyler Ennis (2) Logan Brown, Anthony Duclair 07:08 NYI 4,OTT 2 PPG 

The Skinny   
Nick Leddy matched career highs in both goals (2) and points (3)…The Isles led after the first period for the third straight game (after not doing it in the first seven games) …The Isles went 1-3 on the power play, ending the franchise record streak of having one power play or fewer at five games; the Isles and the 1982-83 Flyers are the only teams in NHL history to win five straight games while having one power play or less. … The Isles won under 40% of the draws for the fourth time in the last five games…After taking only 51 penalty minutes in the first nine games, the Isles racked up 31 penalty minutes tonight…Tyler Ennis had both Sens goals (his first two with Ottawa); he is 7-6-13 in 22 career games against the Isles…The Sens had opened the season 1-32 on the power play before Ennis' third period goal…Johnny Boychuk's assist on Nick Leddy's first goal was his 200th NHL point…At least one defenseman earned a point on all four Islander goals.

The Penalty Shot
Nick Leddy is the first Islander defenseman to attempt (and score on) a penalty shot in a regular season game; Denis Potvin had a penalty shot attempt in the 1983 playoffs vs. Washington but was stopped.

Leddy is the first Isle to score on a penalty shot since Jason Chimera did so on February 14, 2017 in Toronto; Anthony Beauvillier had the only penalty shot for the Isles last season but was stopped by Buffalo's Carter Hutton (3/30/2019).

Anders Nilsson, the goalie who allowed the penalty shot goal, was part of the package the Isles sent to Chicago on October 4, 2014 to acquire Leddy.

The Almost Hat Trick
Nick Leddy matched a career-high in points (3) when he was credited with an assist on what turned out to be Martin's game-winning goal.  It was originally credited to Leddy, which would have given him a natural hat trick.  No Islander defenseman has had a hat trick since Denis Potvin did so on 3/4/1982 vs. Toronto.  It would also have been the first hat trick by a defenseman in NHL history that included a penalty shot goal.

The Injuries
Tom Kuhnhackl left the game in the first period with a lower body injury; he did not return.  Matt Martin was checked into an unlocked door in the 2nd period; he went to the room but returned before the period ended.  

7-11
The Isles used seven defensemen and eleven forwards for the first time under Barry Trotz.  At one point in the second period, injuries to Martin and Kuhnhackl and a misconduct to Cal Clutterbuck left the Isles with only eight forwards.

As a result, four forwards played over 20 minutes – only the second time that has happened under Barry Trotz (6 on 12/15/2018 at Detroit).

Moving On Up
Thomas Greiss is now the 5th-winningest goalie in Isles history, as he recorded his 89th win (breaking a tie with Jaroslav Halak).  Over the last 30 years, only Rick DiPietro (130) has more wins for the Islanders.

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is 27-26-53 in 70 career October games, tallying more goals, assists and points than in any other month.

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 4-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 817-598-60-141 in 1,616 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  893
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    817
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,645
3. Barry Trotz        1,616
4. Al Arbour   1,607

+78
The win pushes the Isles four games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 78 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since a 5-0 loss to the Flyers dropped them to 941-863-294 on January 7, 1999.

First Things First
The Isles are 3-1-0 when scoring first and are 4-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles      13-7-4=24
Ottawa  8-14-10=32

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 6-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 7-3-0 overall; 4-2-0 at home (4-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 3-1-0 on the road.  
Ottawa is 2-7-1 overall; 2-4-0 at home and 0-3-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 6-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 3-2-0 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 30 saves to improve to 4-1-0 on the season and 6-1-0 in his career against Ottawa.  

Anders Nilsson made 12 saves before being replaced after the Isles' 4th goal; he is 1-3-1 on the season and 0-5-0 in his career against the Isles.
Craig Anderson stopped all eight shots he faced in relief.

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play in 5:17 of power play time; Ottawa was 1-6 on the power play in 8:31 of PP time.

The Isles are 3-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 4-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 3-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 4-1-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 7-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

One Goal Games
The Isles are 3-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 2-0 in games decided in overtime and are 1-0 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.

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

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (22:43); Ottawa: Thomas Chabot (30:37)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 21:07 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Adam Pelech (3-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 22, Ottawa 35 (39%).  
Mathew Barzal won 8 of 16 for the Isles, but his teammates won only 14 of 41; Chris Tierney won 13 of 17 for Ottawa.  

Hit Count
Isles 27 (Adam Pelech and Anthony Beauvillier -4)
Ottawa 26 (Nick Paul -5) 
   
Fights
Casey Cizikas fought Brady Tkachuk in the first period. Season total: 2 – Johnston (vs. FLA), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 19 (Devon Toews and Adam Pelech -3)
Ottawa 10 (Three with 2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 50, Ottawa 67
5-on-5 Isles 40, Ottawa 42

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Johnny Boychuk +7
Ottawa:  Erik Brannstrom +9

Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 1-1-0 in the front-half and 2-0-0 in the back-half.  The next back-to-back will be November 1st vs. Tampa Bay and November 2nd in Buffalo. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 13-1-1 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 6-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 210, Brock Nelson 187, Mathew Barzal 174, Ryan Pulock 147 and Josh Bailey 95. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 145 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 147
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), (Leo Komarov-ILL), Ross Johnston, Oliver Wahlstrom, Michael Dal Colle
Total games lost: 24.

Late Heroes
The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 807

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 155 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 144 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 128

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 297 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek and Nick Leddy 154

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 441…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 262 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. Brock Nelson 250

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 168

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 89

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series 1 games to 0 (and 2 points to 0).   The season series will continue in Brooklyn on Election Day (November 5th).

The Isles have now won five straight overall against the Sens and four straight in Ottawa; both streaks are the Isles longest streaks ever against the Sens. 

On the Farm  
The Sound Tigers are 1-4-1-1 on the season, following a 7-4 home-ice loss to Springfield on Friday. 

Bridgeport has a home-and-home with Hartford this weekend, playing in Hartford Saturday and hosting the Wolfpack Sunday. 

Up Next
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th —  PHILADELPHIA AT ISLANDERS (AT NASSAU COLISEUM)  7:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles look for their first single-season seven-game winning streak since 1990 when they close out this "Brocktober" by hosting the Philadelphia Flyers.

The teams split the season series last season, with the road team winning all four games.  Over the last two seasons, the Isles are 5-3-0 vs. the Flyers.

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 4, Arizona 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 9
Isles 4, Arizona 2 
Josh Bailey scored the lead goal and set-up Anders Lee for the eventual winning goal as the Isles extended their winning streak to five straight games with a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes before a crowd of 10,752 at the Nassau Coliseum.

Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves to earn his third straight win while Brock Nelson added two assists as the Isles earned their first October win streak of at least five games since 1982 (8 straight).

The Isles improved to 6-3-0.  It's the first time in four seasons that the Isles have earned at least twelve points in the first nine games.

The Scoring:  
1st Period
Derick Brassard (1) Ryan Pulock, Brock Nelson 01:25 ARI 0,NYI 1
Michael Grabner (2) Jakob Chychrun 10:20 ARI 1,NYI 1

2nd Period
Josh Bailey (4) Nick Leddy, Brock Nelson 14:03 ARI 1,NYI 2

3rd Period
Anders Lee (3) Josh Bailey, Devon Toews 08:00 ARI 1,NYI 3
Conor Garland (5) Jakob Chychrun, Phil Kessel 18:55 ARI 2,NYI 3
Scott Mayfield (1)EN Johnny Boychuk 19:48 ARI 2,NYI 4

The Skinny   
The Isles led after the first period for the second straight game (after not doing it in the first seven games) …The Isles had only one power play.  It's the sixth time this season they have had one power play or fewer, including each of the last five games (extending the franchise record). The Isles have had only 41 seconds of power play time over the last 2 ½ games …Cole Bardreau, playing his 2nd NHL game, won six of eight draws...Derick Brassard became the 374th player in Isles history to score a goal; it ended a streak of 222:37 in which Arizona had not trailed…The Isles became the first team to score three goals against Darcy Kuemper since Florida did so on March 21st; his 12-game streak was the longest in Coyote history…Brock Nelson had two assists, giving him 250 career points…Scott Mayfield's empty-netter was his 10th career goal, and his first since March 9th. …Phil Kessel played in his 783rd consecutive game (7th all-time).…The Isles won (just) over 60% of the draws, and losing over 60% of the draws in each of the last three games.

Winning Without Power Plays
The Isles have won five straight games, despite having only a total of four power plays (and no more than one in any game).  That ties the NHL record for consecutive wins while having one power play or less, done previously by Philadelphia in 1982-83.
 
Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  His two points tonight make him 27-26-53 in 69 career October games, tallying more goals, assists and points than in any other month.

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 4-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 816-598-60-141 in 1,615 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  893
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    816
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,645
3. Barry Trotz        1,615
4. Al Arbour   1,607

+77
The win pushes the Isles three games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 77 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since a 3-2 loss to Montreal dropped them to 941-864-294 on January 9, 1999.

First Things First
The Isles are 3-1-0 when scoring first and are 3-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles       7-8-7=22
Arizona  7-7-9=23

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 5-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 6-3-0 overall; 4-2-0 at home (4-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 2-1-0 on the road.  
Arizona is 5-3-1 overall; 3-1-0 at home and 2-2-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 5-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 2-2-0 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves to improve to 3-2-0 on the season and 9-7-2 in his career against Arizona.  

Darcy Kuemper made 18 saves; he is 4-3-0 on the season and 1-4-1 in his career against the Isles. 

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-1 on the power play in 0:41 of power play time; Arizona was 0-3 on the power play in 4:41 of PP time.

The Isles are 2-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 4-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 2-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 4-1-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 6-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

One Goal Games
The Isles are 3-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 2-0 in games decided in overtime and are 1-0 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.

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 4-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Scott Mayfield (21:40); Arizona: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (24:43)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 19:52 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Adam Pelech (2-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 32, Arizona 21 (60%).  
Cole Bardreau won 6 of 8 for the Isles; Carl Soderberg won 6 of 9 for Arizona.  

Hit Count
Isles 32 (Matt Martin-6)
Arizona 18 (Alex Goligoski -4) 
   
Fights
There were no fights. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 16 (Ryan Pulock  and Adam Pelech -3)
Arizona 14 (Oliver Ekman-Larsson  -3)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 43, Arizona 51
5-on-5 Isles 38, Arizona 44
5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Casey Cizikas and Devon Toews +6
Arizona: Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Phil Kessel +5

Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 1-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. This back-to-back will conclude in Ottawa on Friday.  The next back-to-back will be November 1st vs. Tampa Bay and November 2nd in Buffalo.

Night and Day
The Isles are 5-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 209, Brock Nelson 186, Mathew Barzal 173, Ryan Pulock 146 and Josh Bailey 94. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 145 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 146
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), (Leo Komarov-ILL), Tom Kuhnhackl, Ross Johnston, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 21.

Late Heroes
The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 806

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 155 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 144 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 128

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 297 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 153

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 441…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 262 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. Brock Nelson 250

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 167

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak and  Thomas Greiss 88

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series 1 games to 0 (and 2 points to 0).   The season series will conclude in the desert on February 17th.

The Isles have points in seven straight against the Coyotes (5-0-2) and are 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings.  At home, the Isles have won seven straight, and are 9-0-1 since Brian Boucher and the then-Phoenix Coyotes beat them 3-2 on October 29, 2002. 

On the Farm  
The Sound Tigers are 1-3-1-1 on the season, following a 4-0 home-ice loss to Providence on Tuesday. 

Bridgeport concludes their three-game homestand on Tuesday, hosting Springfield. 

Up Next
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th —  ISLANDERS  AT OTTAWA 7:30PM 
[MSG+2 (Islanders pre-game at 7:00pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles play the back-end of the back-to-back in Kanata, Ontario on Friday as they face the Sens for the first time this season.  

The Isles swept the season series last year, winning all three games (including once in a shootout).  The Isles have won four straight from Ottawa overall, which is their best-ever streak against the Sens and have also won all three games they have played in Ottawa over the last two seasons, matching their longest win streak against the Sens in Ottawa. 

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 3, Columbus 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 8
Isles 3, Columbus 2 (OT)
Brock Nelson scored his fourth career overtime goal and Thomas Greiss made 34 saves as the Isles  extended their winning streak to four straight games with a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets before a crowd of 15,276 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Mathew Barzal extended his goal scoring streak to three games (four goals) as the Isles improved to 5-3-0.  It's the first time in four seasons that the Isles (5-3-0) have earned at least ten points in the first eight games.

The Scoring:  
1st Period
Mathew Barzal (4) 08:25 NYI 1,CBJ 0
Seth Jones (1) Sonny Milano, Jakob Lilja 12:07 NYI 1,CBJ 1
Michael Dal Colle (1) Anthony Beauvillier, Brock Nelson 16:32 NYI 2,CBJ 1

2nd Period
Boone Jenner (1) 17:46 NYI 2,CBJ 2

3rd Period
No Goals

OT
Brock Nelson (4) Nick Leddy, Anthony Beauvillier 00:33 NYI 3,CBJ 2

The Skinny   
Mathew Barzal's first period goal was his first ever against Columbus (9th game); he is 4-2-6 in the last four games (+6) and is now tied with Brock Nelson for the club scoring lead … Michael Dal Colle tallied his first goal of the season (and 4th in 40 career NHL games)..The Isles led after the first period for the first time; both of their first period goals came at even-strength (their first even-strength goals in the first period since Devon Toews on opening night) …The Isles did not have a power play.  It's the five time this season they have had one power play or fewer, including each of the last four games. That sets the club record for consecutive games with one power play or fewer…Thomas Greiss recorded his 88th win as an Islander, tying Jaroslav Halak for 5th place on the all-time Isles list…The Isles held Cam Atkinson (14-12-26 in his career vs. the Isles) off the scoreboard…The Jackets are 2-0-2 in their last four, with all four games ending by a 3-2 score…The Isles are 4-2 in games decided vs. Columbus by an overtime goal, including a perfect 3-0 at Nationwide Arena…Former Islander season ticket holder Sonny Milano assisted on the first Columbus goal for his second career point against the Isles (1-1-2).

The Illness
Leo Komarov sat out the game with an Illness; he had played 91 consecutive games, including all 89 games the Isles have played since the start of last season.

The Debut
Komarov's illness opened the door for Cole Bardreau to make his NHL debut. Bardreau, who took the morning skate in Bridgeport, played 8:54 and had three hits in his first game.  The Fairport, NY native is 26 years old.  

Lots of Solo Skates
Bardreau is the third Islander to debut this month, joining Noah Dobson and Oliver Wahlstrom. It's the first time since 2005 that the Isles have had at least three players make their NHL debut in October (Chris Campoli, Robert Nilsson and Petteri Nokelainen all debuted on Opening Night that season; Kevin Colley debuted later that month).

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  His two points tonight make him 27-24-51 in 68 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month (while the 24 assists match his career high).  

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 3-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 815-598-60-141 in 1,614 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  892
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    815
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,643
3. Barry Trotz        1,614
4. Al Arbour   1,607

+76
The win pushes the Isles two games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 76 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since a 4-3 loss to the Caps dropped them to 941-865-294 on January 11, 1999.

First Things First
The Isles are 2-1-0 when scoring first and are 3-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles         12-8-12-2=34
Columbus  6-14-16-0=36

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 4-2-0 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 5-3-0 overall; 3-2-0 at home (3-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 2-1-0 on the road.  
Columbus is 3-3-2 overall; 2-2-1 at home and 1-1-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 1-2-0 in Division games and 4-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 2-2-0 against the East and 3-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 34 saves to improve to 3-1-0 on the season and 9-7-3 in his career against Columbus.  

Joonas Korpisalo made 31 saves; he is 3-2-1 on the season and 2-1-2 in his career against the Isles. 

Power Plays
The Isles did not have a power play; Columbus was 0-1 on the power play in 2:00 of PP time.

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

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 5-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

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

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 1-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 3-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (23:01); Columbus: Seth Jones (25:15)
Anthony Beauvillier Isles forwards with a career-high 21:00 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Adam Pelech (2-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 22, Columbus 38 (37%).  
For the second straight game, no Islander won more than they lost; Boone Jenner won 13 of 16 for Columbus.  

Hit Count
Isles 30 (Matt Martin-4)
Columbus 14 (Boone Jenner -3) 
   
Fights
There were no fights. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).
Blocked Shots
Isles *FRANCHISE RECORD* 33 (Ryan Pulock  and Cal Clutterbuck-4)
Columbus 9 (Two with 2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 54, Columbus 80
5-on-5 Isles 52, Columbus 74
5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Oliver Wahlstrom +5
Columbus: Nick Foligno +23

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

Night and Day
The Isles are 4-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 208, Brock Nelson 185, Mathew Barzal 172, Ryan Pulock 145 and Josh Bailey 93. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 145 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 145
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), (Leo Komarov-ILL), Ross Johnston, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 18.

Late Heroes
The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 805

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 154 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 143 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 128

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 296 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 152

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 439…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 261 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. David Volek 249 *** 29. Brock Nelson 248

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 167

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak and  Thomas Greiss 88

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series 1 games to 0 (and 2 points to 1).   The season series will continue in Brooklyn on November 30th.

The Isles have won four of the last five games from Columbus.

On the Farm  
The Sound Tigers are 1-2-1-1 on the season, following a 3-2 shootout loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the home opener. 

Bridgeport continues their three-game homestand on Tuesday, hosting Providence. 

Up Next
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th —  ARIZONA AT ISLANDERS (NASSAU COLISEUM) 7:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles have only two breaks of four days without a game (excluding the bye/all-star break) this season and both of them are over the next two weeks; after the first break the Isles will host the Coyotes on Thursday. 

The Isles swept a pair of low-scoring games last season, winning 3-1 in the desert and 2-0 at the Coliseum.  

The Isles have points in six straight against the Coyotes (4-0-2) and are 6-1-3 in the last 10 meetings.  At home, the Isles have won six straight, and are 8-0-1 since Brian Boucher and the then-Phoenix Coyotes beat them 3-2 on October 29, 2002. 

...And Finally (Milestone Man)
This is the 600th consecutive (regular season and playoffs) edition of The Skinny, a streak that began in February 2012.  

The 600th consecutive regular season edition would be on January 4th vs. Toronto, while the 624th consecutive regular season edition would be on February 29th vs. Boston.  What's important about 624?  Billy Harris played in the first 623 regular season games in Isles history; no Islander has gotten close to that streak.

Thanks to all that read, and regularly comment about The Skinny!

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

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 3, Winnipeg 1

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 6
Isles 3, Winnipeg 1
Mathew Barzal scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves as the Isles extended their winning streak to three straight games with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets before a crowd of 15,063 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

Josh Bailey added an empty net goal as the Isles completed a season sweep of the Jets and improve to 9-1-1 against the Jets since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg.

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Nikolaj Ehlers (3) Neal Pionk, Ville Heinola 13:12 NYI 0,WPG 1 PPG

2nd Period
Mathew Barzal (2) Josh Bailey, Devon Toews 07:41 NYI 1,WPG 1 PPG
Mathew Barzal (3) Anders Lee, Johnny Boychuk 19:43 NYI 2,WPG 1 

3rd Period
Josh Bailey (3)EN 19:33 NYI 3,WPG 1

The Skinny   
Mathew Barzal recorded his seventh career two-goal game; he now has six goals in six games vs. Winnipeg (more goals than he has scored against any other opponent); Barzal is 3-2-5 in the last three games (+5) and is now tied with Josh Bailey for the club scoring lead … The Jets did hold Anders Lee off the scoreboard, stopping the Isles' captain eight-game goal streak against Winnipeg; however, Lee did earn an assist on the game-winner which extended his point streak to 11 straight games against the Jets..…The Isles scored 16 seconds into their only power play, improving to 4-12 (33.3%) with the extra man this season…Semyon Varlamov recorded his 15th career win over the Jets, matching his career-best vs. any opponent (also 15 vs. Dallas).  He is 3-0-0 against the Jets in 2019, allowing one goal in each game (and only one even-strength goal total… The Isles have been outscored 8-3 in the first period; the Isles have scored only one even-strength goal in the first period (Devon Toews on opening night)…Paul Maurice failed to record his 700th career win for the third straight game…The Isles ended Mark Schiefele's three-game goal streak and five-game point streak…The Isles had only one power play for the fourth time this season and for the third consecutive game.  That ties the club record for consecutive games with one power play or fewer (done previously in 2013, 2018 and over two seasons in 2019)…Despite having only 12 attempts, the Isles have scored four power play goals over the first four games; they scored only three power play goals in the final 22 games last season.

Brock-tober
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is 26-22-48 in 67 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month.   

It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 3-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 814-598-60-141 in 1,613 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  892
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    814
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,642
3. Barry Trotz        1,613
4. Al Arbour   1,607

+75
The wins pushes the Isles over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 75 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since an overtime loss to the Rangers dropped them to 941-866-294 on January 13, 1999.

First Things First
The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 3-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles           5-12-9=26
Winnipeg    16-8-9=33

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

Home and Road
The Islanders are 4-3-0 overall; 3-2-0 at home (3-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 1-1-0 on the road.  
Winnipeg is 4-5-0 overall; 1-3-0 at home and 3-2-0 on the road.  


The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 3-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 1-2-0 against the East and 2-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves to improve to 2-2-0 on the season and 15-10-2 in his career against Winnipeg.  

Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves; he is 3-3-0 on the season and 3-3-0 in his career against the Isles. 

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-1 on the power play in 0:16 of PP time; Winnipeg was 1-2 on the power play in 3:44 of PP time.

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

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 4-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

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

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 1-0-0 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 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 3-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (23:02); Winnipeg: Josh Morrissey (21:30)
Brock Nelson Isles forwards with 20:53 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Adam Pelech (1-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 25, Winnipeg 38 (40%).  
No Islander won more than they lost; Adam Lowry won 18 of 24 for Winnipeg.  

Hit Count
Isles 23 (Oliver Wahlstrom -4)
Winnipeg 23 (Three with 3) 
   
Fights
There were no fights. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 15 (Ryan Pulock -4)
Winnipeg 6 (Two with 2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 43, Winnipeg 66
5-on-5 Isles 41, Winnipeg 56

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Nick Leddy +3 
Winnipeg: Nikolaj Ehlers & Ville Heinola +17

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

Night and Day
The Isles are 3-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 207, Brock Nelson 184, Mathew Barzal 171, Ryan Pulock 144, Josh Bailey 92, and Leo Komarov (91 in total; 89 with Isles).

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 140 consecutive regular season games:
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)
5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153
6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 1443
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), Matt Martin, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 14.

Late Heroes
The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

Challenges
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 804

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 154 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 143 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 127

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 296 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 439…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 261 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. David Volek 249 *** 29. Brock Nelson 246

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 …
6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 166

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 87

Shutouts (Goalie)
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

Season Series Stats
The Isles win the season series 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 0).   

The Isles are 9-1-1 in 11 games against the current Jets in Winnipeg and sweep the season series against the Jets for the first time in four seasons.

On the Farm  
The Sound Tigers are 1-2-1-0 on the season, having played all four games on the road. 

Bridgeport begin a three-game homestand on Saturday, hosting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Sound Tigers' home opener. 

Up Next
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th—  ISLANDERS AT COLUMBUS 7:00PM 
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles complete the two-game road trip on Saturday as they try to Silence the Cannon in Columbus against the Blue Jackets..

The Isles took three of four from the Jackets last year, reversing their record vs. Columbus the prior season.  Two of their wins came behind Thomas Greiss shutouts; the Jackets blanked the Isles in the final meeting behind the since-departed Sergei Bobrovsky.

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

"The Skinny"

 

By Eric Hornick

 

Game 6

Isles 3, Winnipeg 1

Mathew Barzal scored twice and Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves as the Isles extended their winning streak to three straight games with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets before a crowd of 15,063 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.

 

Josh Bailey added an empty net goal as the Isles completed a season sweep of the Jets and improve to 9-1-1 against the Jets since the franchise relocated to Winnipeg.

 

The Scoring:

1st Period

Nikolaj Ehlers (3) Neal Pionk, Ville Heinola 13:12 NYI 0,WPG 1 PPG

 

2nd Period

Mathew Barzal (2) Josh Bailey, Devon Toews 07:41 NYI 1,WPG 1 PPG

Mathew Barzal (3) Anders Lee, Johnny Boychuk 19:43 NYI 2,WPG 1

 

3rd Period

Josh Bailey (3)EN 19:33 NYI 3,WPG 1

 

The Skinny   

Mathew Barzal recorded his seventh career two-goal game; he now has six goals in six games vs. Winnipeg (more goals than he has scored against any other opponent); Barzal is 3-2-5 in the last three games (+5) and is now tied with Josh Bailey for the club scoring lead … The Jets did hold Anders Lee off the scoreboard, stopping the Isles' captain eight-game goal streak against Winnipeg; however, Lee did earn an assist on the game-winner which extended his point streak to 11 straight games against the Jets..…The Isles scored 16 seconds into their only power play, improving to 4-12 (33.3%) with the extra man this season…Semyon Varlamov recorded his 15th career win over the Jets, matching his career-best vs. any opponent (also 15 vs. Dallas).  He is 3-0-0 against the Jets in 2019, allowing one goal in each game (and only one even-strength goal total… The Isles have been outscored 8-3 in the first period; the Isles have scored only one even-strength goal in the first period (Devon Toews on opening night)…Paul Maurice failed to record his 700th career win for the third straight game…The Isles ended Mark Schiefele's three-game goal streak and five-game point streak…The Isles had only one power play for the fourth time this season and for the third consecutive game.  That ties the club record for consecutive games with one power play or fewer (done previously in 2013, 2018 and over two seasons in 2019)…Despite having only 12 attempts, the Isles have scored four power play goals over the first four games; they scored only three power play goals in the final 22 games last season.

 

Brock-tober

Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career.  He is 26-22-48 in 67 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month.   

 

It's Good to be Home

The Isles are 3-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout).  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.

 

Coach Trotz

Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 814-598-60-141 in 1,613 games.

 

Most Coaching Wins

1.      Scotty Bowman  1,244

2.      Joel Quenneville  892

3.      Ken Hitchcock     849

4.      Barry Trotz         814

5.      Al Arbour            782

 

Most Games Coached

1.      Scotty Bowman   2,141

2.      Joel Quenneville 1,642

3.      Barry Trotz        1,613

4.      Al Arbour           1,607

 

+75

The wins pushes the Isles over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 75 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since an overtime loss to the Rangers dropped them to 941-866-294 on January 13, 1999.

 

First Things First                                                                                   

The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 3-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

 

The Shots

Isles           5-12-9=26

Winnipeg    16-8-9=33

 

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

 

Home and Road

The Islanders are 4-3-0 overall; 3-2-0 at home (3-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 1-1-0 on the road.  

Winnipeg is 4-5-0 overall; 1-3-0 at home and 3-2-0 on the road.  

 

By Division & Conference

The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 3-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 1-2-0 against the East and 2-1-0 against the West. 

 

In the Nets

Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves to improve to 2-2-0 on the season and 15-10-2 in his career against Winnipeg. 

 

Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves; he is 3-3-0 on the season and 3-3-0 in his career against the Isles.

 

Power Plays

The Isles were 1-1 on the power play in 0:16 of PP time; Winnipeg was 1-2 on the power play in 3:44 of PP time.

 

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

 

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 4-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-3-0 when they do not.  

 

One Goal Games

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

 

Tired vs. Rested

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

·        The Isles are 3-3-0 when both teams are rested.

 

Ice-time Leaders

Isles: Ryan Pulock (23:02); Winnipeg: Josh Morrissey (21:30)

Anthony Beauvillier Isles forwards with 20:53 of ice-time.

 

Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Adam Pelech (1-0-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0).

 

Face-offs

Isles 25, Winnipeg 38 (40%).  

No Islander won more than they lost; Adam Lowry won 18 of 24 for Winnipeg.  

 

Hit Count

Isles 23 (Oliver Wahlstrom -4)

Winnipeg 23 (Three with 3)

  

Fights

There were no fights. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).

 

Blocked Shots

Isles 15 (Ryan Pulock -4)

Winnipeg 6 (Two with 2)

 

For the Corsi Crowd

All situations: Isles 43, Winnipeg 66

5-on-5 Isles 41, Winnipeg 56

5-on-5 leaders:

Isles: Nick Leddy +3

Winnipeg: Nikolaj Ehlers & Ville Heinola +17

 

Back-to-Backs

The Isles are 0-1-0 in the front-half and 1-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.

 

Night and Day

The Isles are 3-3-0 in night games and 1-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on November 9th vs. Florida.

 

Ironmen

Anders Lee 207, Brock Nelson 184, Mathew Barzal 171, Ryan Pulock 144, Josh Bailey 92, and Leo Komarov (91 in total; 89 with Isles).

 

Iron D

Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 140 consecutive regular season games:

1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262

2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)

3. Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198

4. Andrew MacDonald 12/19/2011- 3/2/2014 164 (**)

5. Nick Leddy 10/23/2016 – 3/26/2018 153

6. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 1443

 (*) Start of NHL career.

(**) Entire career with Islanders

 

Scratches

(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), Matt Martin, Noah Dobson

Total games lost: 14.

 

Late Heroes

The Isles have scored once in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:

10/14 vs. STL – Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.

 

Late Goals Allowed

The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

 

Challenges

Isles: 0 - 0

Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM)

 

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

 

Games Played (skaters)

1.      Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 ***

5. Bob Bourne 814***6. Josh Bailey 804

 

Goals

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

14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 154

17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 143 *** 19 Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Jason Blake and Brock Nelson 127

 

Assists

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

9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11.  Josh Bailey 296

26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151

 

Points

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

12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 439

24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 261 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***

28. David Volek 249 *** 29. Brock Nelson 246

 

Games Played (Goalies)

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

6. Jaroslav Halak 177 *** 7. Glenn Healy 176 *** 8. Thomas Greiss 166

 

Wins (Goalie)

1.      Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***

5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 87

 

Shutouts (Goalie)

1.      Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***

5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6.  Thomas Greiss 10

 

Season Series Stats

The Isles win the season series 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 0).   

 

The Isles are 9-1-1 in 11 games against the current Jets in Winnipeg and sweep the season series against the Jets for the first time in four seasons.

 

On the Farm  

The Sound Tigers are 1-2-1-0 on the season, having played all four games on the road.

 

Bridgeport begin a three-game homestand on Saturday, hosting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the Sound Tigers' home opener.

 

Up Next

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th—  ISLANDERS AT COLUMBUS 7:00PM
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050]
The Isles complete the two-game road trip on Saturday as they try to Silence the Cannon in Columbus against the Blue Jackets..

 

The Isles took three of four from the Jackets last year, reversing their record vs. Columbus the prior season.  Two of their wins came behind Thomas Greiss shutouts; the Jackets blanked the Isles in the final meeting behind the since-departed Sergei Bobrovsky.

 

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.