By Eric Hornick
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.
Nikolaj Ehlers (3) Neal Pionk, Ville Heinola 13:12 NYI 0,WPG 1 PPG
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
Josh Bailey (3)EN 19:33 NYI 3,WPG 1
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 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.
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
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 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.
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.
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).
Isles 25, Winnipeg 38 (40%).
No Islander won more than they lost; Adam Lowry won 18 of 24 for Winnipeg.
Isles 23 (Oliver Wahlstrom -4)
Winnipeg 23 (Three with 3)
There were no fights. Season total: 1 – Johnston (vs. FLA).
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
Isles: Nick Leddy +3
Winnipeg: Nikolaj Ehlers & Ville Heinola +17
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.
Anders Lee 207, Brock Nelson 184, Mathew Barzal 171, Ryan Pulock 144, Josh Bailey 92, and Leo Komarov (91 in total; 89 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 1443
(*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), Matt Martin, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 14.
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:
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
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
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
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
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Jaroslav Halak 88 *** 6. Thomas Greiss 87
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.
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.