By Eric Hornick
Carolina 5, Isles 2
Dougie Hamilton extended his goal streak to three games and added an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise record with a fifth straight win to start their season, defeating the Isles 5-2 before a crowd of 14,875 at PNC Arena.
The Isles have lost three of four games (1-3-0) to open the season. It's the first time since the end of the 2017-18 season (35-37-10) that the Isles are two games under NHL-.500
Teuvo Teravainen (2) Dougie Hamilton, Nino Niederreiter 03:57 NYI 0,CAR 1
Brock Nelson (2) Josh Bailey, Jordan Eberle 08:36 NYI 1,CAR 1 PPG
Brett Pesce (2) Andrei Svechnikov 14:42 NYI 1,CAR 2
Johnny Boychuk (1) Brock Nelson, Jordan Eberle 01:53 NYI 2,CAR 2 PPG
Erik Haula (4) Martin Necas 15:09 NYI 2,CAR 3
Dougie Hamilton (3) Nino Niederreiter, Jaccob Slavin 19:01 NYI 2,CAR 4
Andrei Svechnikov (1)EN Jordan Staal 19:10 NYI 2,CAR 5
The Isles scored on their first two power play attempts, matching last season's high in power play goals (2); it's the first time since February 21st in Edmonton that they have scored twice on the power play…Jordan Eberle assisted on both goals for his first two points of the season…With no even-strength goals for and five against (including an empty netter), the Isles as a team were -26 tonight, with only Scott Mayfield, Leo Komorov and Matt Martin avoiding a minus… Nick Leddy sat out with an injury, ending his games played streak at 85 straight games…Noah Dobson played 13:52, including 7:28 in the third period…Johnny Boychuk's power play goal was his first goal since January 5th against St. Louis; 7 of his career 53 games have come across Carolina…The Isles won their first seven division games last season, but are 0-2-0 vs. the Metro this season…The Isles had only one shot on goal at 5-on-5 in the second period and only two shots total in the third period.
Brock Nelson has been a fast starter during his NHL career. He is 25-21-46 in 64 career October games, tallying more goals and more points than in any other month. If not for a video review overturning a goal on Tuesday, he would have had a goal in three straight games.
It's Good to be Home
The Isles are 1-2-0 on Coliseum ice (1 sellout). The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 811-598-60-141 in 1,610 games.
Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman 1,244
2. Joel Quenneville 891
3. Ken Hitchcock 849
4. Barry Trotz 811
5. Al Arbour 782
Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman 2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,640
3. Barry Trotz 1,610
4. Al Arbour 1,607
5. Ken Hitchcock 1,598
First Things First
The Isles are 1-1-0 when scoring first and are 0-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 1-2-0 when they are outshot.
Home and Road
The Islanders are 1-2-0 overall; 1-2-0 at home (1-2-0 on Long Island and 0-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 0-1-0 on the road.
Carolina is 5-0-0 overall; 3-0-0 at home and 2-0-0 on the road.
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 0-2-0 in Division games and 1-1-0 in games versus other divisions. The Isles are 0-2-0 against the East and 1-1-0 against the West.
In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 34 saves but falls to 1-1-0 on the season and 8-5-1 in his career against Carolina.
Petr Mrazek made 17 saves to improve to 3-0-0 on the season and 7-5-2 in his career against the Isles.
The Isles were 2-5 on the power play in 5:12 of PP time; Carolina was 0-2 on the power play in 3:07 of PP time.
The Isles are 1-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 0-2-0 when they do not. The Isles are 0-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 1-1-0 when they do not.
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 1-0-0 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 0-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 0-0 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.
Tired vs. Rested
• The Isles are 0-0-0 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 1-3-0 when both teams are rested.
Isles: Devon Toews (21:46); Carolina: Dougie Hamilton (23:25)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 21:18 of ice-time
Isles record by ice-time leader: Ryan Pulock (1-1-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0).
Isles 35, Carolina 33 (51%).
Derick Brassard won 12 of 15 for the Isles; Lucas Wallmark won 7 of 8 for Carolina.
Isles 20 (Cal Clutterbuck-4)
Carolina 17 (Three with 3)
There were no fights. Season total: 0.
Isles 15 (Three with 3)
Carolina 21 (Two with 3)
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 53, Carolina 58
5-on-5 Isles 34, Carolina 63
Isles: Anders Lee +1
Carolina: Dougie Hamilton +25
This is the first of the Isles' 11 sets of back-to-backs this season. This back-to-back will conclude Saturday vs. Florida. The next back-to-back will be October 24th vs. Arizona and October 25th in Ottawa.
Night and Day
The Isles are 1-3-0 in night games and 0-0-0 in matinees. The first matinee will be on Columbus Day against St. Louis.
Anders Lee 204, Brock Nelson 181, Mathew Barzal 168, Ryan Pulock 141, Josh Bailey 89, and Leo Komarov (887 in total; 86 with Isles).
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 141
(*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Nick Leddy-INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), Ross Johnston
Total games lost: 6.
The Isles have not scored in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have not allowed a goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:
Isles: 0 - 0
Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failure (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 801
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 153 …
17. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 18. Josh Bailey 141…
20. Jason Blake 127 *** 21. Brock Nelson 126
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Bob Bourne 304 *** 11. Josh Bailey 295 …
26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. David Volek 154 *** 28. Nick Leddy 151
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Billy Harris 443 *** 14. Josh Bailey 436…
24.. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 259
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 165
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6. Thomas Greiss 86
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
Carolina leads the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0).
While Carolina won both home playoff games against the Isles last season, the Isles had won three straight regular season games in Raleigh, including a pair of 2-1 wins there last October.
The teams will meet again in Raleigh on January 19th to continue the season series.
On the Farm
Travis St. Denis and Matt Lorito each had a goal and an assist and Christopher Gibson made 42 saves as the Sound Tigers recorded their first win of the season, defeating Charlotte 4-2 on Friday night.
The same two teams will face-off in Charlotte on Saturday.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12th— FLORIDA AT ISLANDERS (NASSAU COLISEUM) 7:00PM
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050]
The two winningest active coaches will meet for the first time behind the Florida and Islander benches as Joel Quenneville leads the Panthers to Long Island.
The Panthers are probably disappointed this game is not in Brooklyn as the Cats have won five of six regular season games as Barclays Center. Overall, the Isles are 3-3-1 in the last seven games against Florida, with two of the three Islander wins coming in shootouts.
Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources. Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick
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