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The Skinny: Isles 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 18 Isles 4, Philadelphia 3 For two periods, it looked like the Isles' 13-game point streak w...

Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 18
Isles 4, Philadelphia 3
For two periods, it looked like the Isles' 13-game point streak would end in Barry Trotz' 100th game behind the Isles bench.

But then Anthony Beauvillier (2x) and Mathew Barzal (once), took over to force a shootout.  Jordan Eberle and Barzal converted in the shootout and Thomas Greiss was perfect in the shootout (again) as the Isles extended the streak to 14 games (13-0-1) with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers before a sellout crowd of 19,023 at Wells Fargo Center. The 14-game streak, the Isles' longest point streak in the Post-Cup era, is now just one game shy of the club record (done three times).
 
The Isles are 14-3-1; their 29 points matches the highest total through eighteen games in the club history (also in 1976-77), while the 14 wins are the most the Isles have ever had thru 18 games.

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Sean Couturier (6) Oskar Lindblom 01:38 NYI 0,PHI 1
Ivan Provorov (4) Sean Couturier, Matt Niskanen 19:36 NYI 0,PHI 2 PPG

2nd Period
Oskar Lindblom (9) Joel Farabee, Ivan Provorov 12:20 NYI 0,PHI 3 

3rd Period
Anthony Beauvillier (5) Derick Brassard, Brock Nelson 07:46 NYI 1,PHI 3
Mathew Barzal (9) Brock Nelson, Derick Brassard 13:34 NYI 2,PHI 3 PPG
Anthony Beauvillier (6) 17:56 NYI 3,PHI 3 

OT
No Goals

The Shootout
Jordan Eberle (G/GDG)  - Sean Couturier (NG)
Mathew Barzal (G) - Claude Giroux (NG)

Jordan Eberle, who does not have a goal this season, scored the shootout deciding tally.  It was his 5th career shootout winner (2nd as an Islander).

The Isles improve to 81-64 all-time in shootouts as they extend their NHL record for shootout win (Pittsburgh has 78 and the Rangers have 77) while the Flyers fall to 48-87; only Florida has more shootout losses (94).

Thomas Greiss stopped both shots he faced to improve to 31-15 all-time in shootouts; his save percentage in shootouts improves to .784 (best in NHL history among goalies who have faced at least 75 shots).   [Semyon Varlamov at .755 is the best among those who have faced 100 shots]

The Skinny    
The Isles scored on the power play for the third time in two games… Mathew Barzal scored his team-leading 9th goal  and his team-leading 17th point as he extended his point streak to four games … Anthony Beauvillier recorded his 8th career multi-goal game (he has four goals in the last two games); he now has 100 career points…Josh Bailey played his 815th game, passing Bob Bourne for 5th on the all-time Isles list….The Isles are 7-1-1 in games decided by a single goal while Philly is 5-1-4…Brock Nelson and Derick Brassard each had two assists, extending their assist streaks to three games; Nelson now leads the team with 10 assists…The Isles are 5-1-0 on the road this season; only the 2001-02 team (6-0-0) started better on the road…The Flyers had outscored opponents 24-16 in the third period before allowing three goals tonight…The Flyers have gone to overtime in five of their last six games.…Otto Koivula made his NHL debut, playing 7:14.  He was not on-ice for a goal by either team.

The Comeback
The Isles came from 3 goals behind to win.  

Last times:
Trailed 3-0 & win: 2-9-18 vs Detroit at Barclays (7-6 OT win)
Trailed 3-0 on road & win: 3-10-14 @Vancouver  (7-4 win)

It's only the 2nd time in 40 tries that the Isles have recovered from a 3-0 hole to beat Philly.  The other time was on January 7, 1982 at the Spectrum (2-37-1 all-time)  The Isles scored their first goal in that game late in the 2nd period and won 5-4 (in the no overtime era) on a Clark Gillies goal at 19:47.

Beauvember?
Anthony Beauvillier is 4-2-6 in seven games this month and is now 10-6-16 in 40 career November games.

A Bob Bourne Retrospective
Bob Bourne missed large parts of the 1984-85 season due to injuries.  By the end of the campaign, he had fallen to fifth on the Isles games played list, behind Bryan Trottier.  He had been 5th for over 34 years, until tonight, when he was passed by Josh Bailey.

The Point Streak (13-0-1)
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)
11/1: Tampa Bay (5-2 W)
11/2: @ Buffalo (1-0 W)
11/5: Ottawa (4-1 W)
11/7: Pittsburgh (3-4 OTL)
11/9: Florida (W 2-1)
11/13: Toronto (W 5-4)
11/16: Philadelphia (W 4-3so)

The Isles have earned a point in 14 straight games, the longest streak in the Post-Cup era and the 4th-longest in club history. The Isles had 15-game streaks in 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1981-82.

Making Their Point
The Isles last lost in regulation on October 11th in Carolina; they have now earned a point in every game over a club-record 39 days (thru at least Tuesday)

It is the 5th time in club history that they have gone at least 30 days between pointless games:
39 days  October/November 2019  CURRENT (thru at least 11/19)
38 days  November/December 1978
34 days  February/March 1981
33 days  November/December 1980
32 days  January/February 1982

To put the Isles streak in perspective, all four Yankee losses to Houston in the ALCS have occurred since the streak started.  Since the day the streak started, the Rangers and Devils have suffered 14 regulation losses, the Knicks and Nets have lost 17 games and the Jets and Giants have lost seven times.

+85
The win raises the Isles' all-time record to 1635-1550-497; it's the first time they have been 85 games over NHL-.500 since December 2, 1998, when a 3-2 loss to the Rangers their all-time record to 938-853-291.

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles are 7-2-0 on Coliseum ice, where they have won six straight games.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.   The Isles are 2-0-1 at Barclays Center.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 824-598-60-142 in 1,624 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  900
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    824
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,655
3. Barry Trotz        1,623
4. Al Arbour   1,607

Trotz is the 11th man to coach the Isles for at least 100 games.  He is 62-30-8 as the Isles coach, with the 62 wins and 132 points leading all others' first 100 by a wide margin:

Barry Trotz      62-30-8
Doug Weight  53-37-10  
Ted Nolan         51-37-12 
Terry Simpson 49-38-13 
Peter Laviolette 48-39-9-4 
Steve Stirling 47-38-11-4 
Jack Capuano 38-46-16 
Scott Gordon 32-53-15 
Butch Goring  30-57-11-2 
Al Arbour          28-48-24 
Mike Milbury      26-58-16
   
First Things First
The Isles are 7-1-1 when scoring first and are 7-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles             9-13-11-3=36       
Philadelphia 14-4-12-1=31

The Isles are 5-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 9-2-1 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 14-3-1 overall; 9-2-1 at home (7-2-0 on Long Island and 2-0-1 in Brooklyn) and 5-1-0 on the road.  
Philadelphia is 10-6-4 overall; 6-1-3 at home and 4-5-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 3-2-1 in Division games and 11-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 10-2-1 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 28 saves to improve to 8-1-0 on the season and 7-4-2 in his career against Philadelphia.  He is 14-10 in shootouts.

Brian Elliott made 33 saves; he is 4-2-2 on the season and 8-1-7 in his career against the Isles.  He is 25-27 in his career in the shootout.  The Isles have beaten Elliott in the shootout three times (as a Senator, a Blue and now a Flyer).

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play in 5:50 of power play time; Philadelphia was 1-3 on the power play in 5:25 of PP time.

The Isles are 5-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 9-2-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 5-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 9-1-1 when they do not.

The Isles are 1-1-0 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 2-0-0 when the power plays are even, and 11-2-1 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 12-0-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-3-0 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 50-2-3 when scoring three or more.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 7-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 3-1 in regulation. They are 2-1 in games decided in overtime and are 2-0 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 2-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 4-0-0 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 7-3-1 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (25:45); Philadelphia: Ivan Provorov (26:32) 
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 21:01 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (7-0-0), Ryan Pulock (5-1-1), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 26, Philadelphia 23 (53%).  
Brock Nelson won 13 of 19 for the Isles; Claude Giroux won 12 of 18 for Philadelphia.  

Hit Count
Isles 22 (Michael Dal Colle -4)
Philadelphia 35 (Robert Hagg-6) 
   
Fights
There were no fights.  Season total: 4 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 13 (Ryan Pulock -4)
Philadelphia 20 (Ivan Provorov -5)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 67, Philadelphia 54
5-on-5 Isles 51, Philadelphia 40

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Anthony Beauvillier +19
Philadelphia: Michael Raffl +9

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front-half and 3-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be December 2nd in Detroit and December 3rd in Montreal. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 14-1-1 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 12-3-1 in night games and 2-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on December 14th vs. Buffalo.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 218, Brock Nelson 195, Mathew Barzal 182, Ryan Pulock 145 and Josh Bailey 103. 

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
(Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ), Noah Dobson, Leo Komorov
Total games lost: 61.

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, 1 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB)

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.  Josh Bailey 815…
25. Dave Lewis 514 *** 26. Matt Martin 513 *** 27. Rich Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 29. Casey Cizikas 499 *** 30. Brock Nelson 498

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 157 *** 16. Pierre Turgeon 147 ** 17. Josh Bailey 146
18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 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 300 …
25. Jeff Norton 166 *** 26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. Nick Leddy 155

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 446…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 267 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. Brock Nelson 255

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 172

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 93

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 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 1).   The teams will next meet on February 11th in Brooklyn. 

The Isles have won three straight games in Philadelphia and are 7-4-0 in their last 11 trips to Philly.

On the Farm   
The Sound Tigers lost 4-3 in overtime in Belleville on Friday and 3-0 in Laval on Saturday to fall to 4-10-3-1 on the season. Bridgeport is now off until Friday when they face Providence. 

Up Next
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19th —  ISLANDERS AT PITTSBURGH  
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 

The Isles conclude their two-game road trip to Pennsylvania, as they begin a home-and-home series with the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

The Penguins are the only team to take two points from the Isles in the current 14-game point streak.  Pittsburgh rallied from a 3-0 deficit for a 4-3 overtime win at Barclays last Thursday to snap the Isles' ten-game win streak.
 
The Isles are 3-1-2 in their last six games against Pittsburgh.

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 5, Toronto 4

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 17
Isles 5, Toronto 4
Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, and Derick Brassard added three points as the Isles earned a 5-4 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs before a crowd of 13,293 at Nassau Coliseum. The Isles are 12-0-1 in their last 13 games, representing their longest point streak in the Post-Cup era.

Mathew Barzal added a goal and an assist for the Isles, who had a 5-2 lead before Toronto scored twice in the final 1:47 to make the final score closer.
 
The Isles are 13-3-1; their 27 points matches the highest total through seventeen games in the club history (also in 1976-77).

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Mathew Barzal (8) Jordan Eberle 14:23 TOR 0,NYI 1
Anthony Beauvillier (3) Ryan Pulock, Derick Brassard 19:21 TOR 0,NYI 2 PPG

2nd Period
Kasperi Kapanen (5) John Tavares, Travis Dermott 00:43 TOR 1,NYI 2
William Nylander (8) Andreas Johnsson, Jake Muzzin 11:22 TOR 2,NYI 2
Anthony Beauvillier (4) Derick Brassard, Brock Nelson 16:43 TOR 2,NYI 3

3rd Period
Derick Brassard (6) Mathew Barzal, Ryan Pulock 08:07 TOR 2,NYI 4 PPG
Casey Cizikas (3)EN Cal Clutterbuck, Josh Bailey 17:32 TOR 2,NYI 5
Justin Holl (1) Frederik Gauthier, Nicholas Shore 18:13 TOR 3,NYI 5
John Tavares (6) Morgan Rielly, Auston Matthews 19:22 TOR 4,NYI 5

The Skinny   
The Isles improve to 11-0-1 when leading after two periods … Derick Brassard had his first 3-point game as an Islander, earning a point in each period; it's the 16th time in his career he has had at least three points in a game.… The Isles scored twice on the power play, ending a 1-16 drought.  It's the first time in nearly a year (11-15-18 at Barclays vs. the Rangers) that the Isles scored twice with the extra man in a home game; these were also the first two power play goals the Isles scored at home during their 13-game point streak (which includes nine home games)… Mathew Barzal scored his team-leading 8th goal and later added an assist for his team-leading 16th point as he recorded his 39th multi-point game; the 39 multi-point games are the most by an Islander over the last 2+ seasons… Anthony Beauvillier recorded his 7th career multi-goal game…Josh Bailey played his 814th game, tying Bob Bourne for 5th on the all-time Isles list.  He also became the 11th Islander to record 300 assists…Johnny Boychuk had eight hits and four blocks; he is the first Isle to reach those totals in the same game since Matt Martin (4/13/13 vs NYR; also 8 and 4)) and the first defender to do so since Brendan Witt (12/6/08 vs. Atlanta; 8 and 5)….Anthony Beauvillier, who once was the youngest Islander to dress, recorded his 7th career 2-goal game…John Tavares had a goal and an assist to give him 101 career points with the Leafs…Auston Matthews earns a secondary assist on the final goal to extend his point streak to five…The Isles are 6-1-1 in games decided by a single goal while Toronto is 3-4-4.

A Bob Bourne Retrospective
Bob Bourne missed large parts of the 1984-85 season due to injuries.  By the end of the campaign, he had fallen to fifth on the Isles games played list, behind Bryan Trottier.  He has been 5th for over 34 years, until tonight, when he was tied by Josh Bailey.

The Injury Parade
Leo Komarov returned to the lineup after missing nine games.

The Point Streak (12-0-1)
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)
11/1: Tampa Bay (5-2 W)
11/2: @ Buffalo (1-0 W)
11/5: Ottawa (4-1 W)
11/7: Pittsburgh (3-4 OTL)
11/9: Florida (W 2-1)
11/13: Toronto (W 5-4)

The Isles have earned a point in 13 straight games, the longest streak in the Post-Cup era and the 4th-longest in club history. The Isles had 15-game streaks in 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1981-82.

Making Their Point
The Isles last lost in regulation on October 11th in Carolina; they have now earned a point in every game that they have played in over a month. 

It is the 5th time in club history that they have gone at least 30 days between pointless games:
38 days  November/December 1978
34 days  February/March 1981
33 days  November/December 1980
32 days  January/February 1982

The current streak will be at least 36 days (the Isles next game is Saturday); if the Isles earn at least one point on Saturday it would reach a club-record 39 days by the time they play Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Empty Net Game-Winners
Casey Cizikas is the 4th Islander in the last 40 years to be credited with an Empty Net, Game Winning Goal:
Johnny Boychuk 1-31-2017 vs. Washington
Cal Clutterbuck 2-27-2015 vs. Calgary
Freddy Meyer  2-8-2008 @ Toronto

+84
The wins raises the Isles' all-time record to 1634-1550-497; it's the first time they have been 84 games over NHL-.500 since December 4, 1998, when a 5-1 loss to Washington dropped their all-time record to 938-854-291.

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles are 7-2-0 on Coliseum ice, where they have won six straight games.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.   The Isles are 2-0-1 at Barclays Center.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 823-598-60-142 in 1,623 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  898
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    823
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,653
3. Barry Trotz        1,623
4. Al Arbour   1,607

First Things First
The Isles are 7-1-1 when scoring first and are 6-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles      9-6-15=30     
Toronto 5-13-9=27

The Isles are 4-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 9-2-1 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 13-3-1 overall; 9-2-1 at home (7-2-0 on Long Island and 2-0-1 in Brooklyn) and 4-1-0 on the road.  
Toronto is 9-7-4 overall; 6-2-4 at home and 3-5-0 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-2-1 in Division games and 11-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 9-2-1 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 23 saves to improve to 6-2-1 on the season and 6-4-2 in his career against Toronto.  

Frederik Andersen made 25 saves but falls to 9-3-3 on the season and 7-2-10 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 2-3 on the power play in 4:14 of power play time; Toronto was 0-2 on the power play in 4:00 of PP time.

The Isles are 4-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 9-2-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 4-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 9-1-1 when they do not.

The Isles are 1-1-0 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 1-0-0 when the power plays are even, and 11-2-1 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 11-0-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-3-0 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 49-2-3 when scoring three or more.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 6-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 3-1 in regulation. They are 2-1 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 2-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 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 7-3-1 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (21:47); Toronto: Morgan Rielly (24:41) 
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 17:52 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (7-0-0), Ryan Pulock (4-1-1), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 24 Toronto 20 (55%).  
Casey Cizikas won 11 of 16 for the Isles; Auston Matthews won 9 of 11 for Toronto.  

Hit Count
Isles 40 (Johnny Boychuk -8)
Toronto 22 (Trevor Moore -5) 
   
Fights
There were no fights.  Season total: 4 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 22 (Scott Mayfield and Johnny Boychuk -4)
Toronto 8 (Cody Ceci - 2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 46, Toronto 66
5-on-5 Isles 35, Toronto 58

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Devon Toews +4
Toronto: Nic Petan +15

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front-half and 3-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be December 2nd in Detroit and December 3rd in Montreal. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 14-1-1 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 10-3-1 in night games and 2-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on December 14th vs. Buffalo.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 217, Brock Nelson 194, Mathew Barzal 181, Ryan Pulock 144 and Josh Bailey 102. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 144 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 144
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd-INJ), (Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ), Noah Dobson, Otto Koivula
Total games lost: 59.

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, 1 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB)

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 and Josh Bailey 814…
25. Dave Lewis 514 *** 26. Matt Martin 513 *** 27. Rich Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 29. Casey Cizikas 498 *** 30. Brock Nelson 497

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 157 *** 16. Pierre Turgeon 147 ** 17. Josh Bailey 146
18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 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 300 …
25. Jeff Norton 166 *** 26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. Nick Leddy 155

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 446…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 267 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. Brock Nelson 253

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 171

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 92

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 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0).   The teams will next meet on January 4th in Toronto. 

The Isles are 3-1 in the last four games , and 5-4-1 in the last 10 games vs. Toronto.

On the Farm   
The Sound Tigers blanked Providence 2-0 on Monday behind Christopher Gibson.  Gibson is now 3-2-2 on the season with 1.98 GAA and a .930 save percentage, including two shutouts. Bridgeport is now 4-9-2-1 on the season heading into their game in Belleville on Friday.

Up Next
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th —  ISLANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA  
[MSG+2 (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 

The Isles begin a two-game road trip to Pennsylvania, as they face the Flyers in Philadelphia.

The Isles defeated the Flyers 5-3 back on October 27th; it was the 7th straight win in the current 13-game point streak.

The Isles are won both games in Philadelphia last season and are 6-4-0 in their last ten trips to Philly.

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Skinny: Isles 2, Florida 1

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 16
Isles 2, Florida 1
Scott Mayfield scored the winning goal just 38 seconds after Aleksandr Barkov tied the game as the Isles earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers before a crowd of 13,100 at Barclays Center. The Isles are 11-0-1 in their last 12 games, representing their longest point streak in the Post-Cup era.

Mathew Barzal scored the game's first goal and earned an assist on the winning goal.  Thomas Greiss made 37 saves for his sixth straight game; he has allowed only 10 goals in the six games. Greiss is now 7-1-0 on the reason and his .875 winning percentage is the best in the NHL.
 
The Isles are 12-3-1; their 25 points matches the highest total through sixteen games in the club history (also in 1976-77).

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Mathew Barzal (7) Brock Nelson, Derick Brassard 05:40 FLA 0,NYI 1

2nd Period
No Goals

3rd Period
Aleksander Barkov (4) Jonathan Huberdeau, Keith Yandle 06:12 FLA 1,NYI 1 PPG
Scott Mayfield (2) Devon Toews, Mathew Barzal 06:50 FLA 1,NYI 2

The Skinny   
The Isles improve to 10-0-1 when leading after two periods …The Isles allowed only their two power play goal in the last 9 games (27-29); however the power play is 1-16 in that span…Aleksandr Barkov's tying goal extended his goal scoring streak to 4 games and was only the second allowed by the Islanders in the last nine games…. The Isles have outscored the opposition 18-8 in the second period this season…Each team had a power play goal disallowed for a high stick…Mathew Barzal scored his team-leading 7th goal and later added an assist for his team-leading 14th point as he recorded his 38th multi-point game; the 38 multi-point games are the most by an Islander over the last 2+ seasons… Keith Yandle extended his ironman streak to 813 games.

The Injury Parade
Nick Leddy and Jordan Eberle returned to the lineup after missing three and ten games, respectively.

Casey Cizikas left the game in the second period and did not play in the third period.

The Point Streak (11-0-1)
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)
11/1: Tampa Bay (5-2 W)
11/2: @ Buffalo (1-0 W)
11/5: Ottawa (4-1 W)
11/7: Pittsburgh (3-4 OTL)
11/9 Florida (W 2-1)

The Isles have earned a point in 12 straight games, the longest streak in the Post-Cup era.  The Isles also had a 12-game streak in 1979-80 (following the trade for Butch Goring), and 15-game streak in 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1981-82.

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles are 6-2-0 on Coliseum ice, where they have won five straight games.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.   The Isles are 2-0-1 at Barclays Center.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 822-598-60-142 in 1,622 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  897
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    822
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,652
3. Barry Trotz        1,622
4. Al Arbour   1,607

First Things First
The Isles are 6-1-1 when scoring first and are 6-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles      7-19-10=36     
Florida  14-5-19=38

The Isles are 3-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 9-2-1 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 12-3-1 overall; 8-2-1 at home (6-2-0 on Long Island and 2-0-1 in Brooklyn) and 4-1-0 on the road.  
Florida is 7-4-5 overall; 3-1-2 at home and 4-3-3 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-2-1 in Division games and 10-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 8-2-1 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 37 saves; he is 7-1-0 on the season and 4-2-1 in his career against Florida.  

Sergei Bobrovsky made 34 saves but falls to 6-3-4 on the season and 16-9-0 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play in 6:00 of power play time; Florida was 1-4 on the power play in 7:28 of PP time.

The Isles are 3-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 9-2-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 4-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 8-1-1 when they do not.

The Isles are 0-1-0 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 1-0-0 when the power plays are even, and 11-2-1 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 10-0-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-3-0 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 48-2-3 when scoring three or more.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 5-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 2-1 in regulation. They are 2-1 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 2-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 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 65-3-1 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Brock Nelson (24:35 – CAREER HIGH); Aleksandr Barkov (23:39) 
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 24:35 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (6-0-0), Ryan Pulock (4-1-1), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0).

Nelson is the first Islander forward play at least 24 minutes under Barry Trotz.  The last Isles forward to play more than 24:35 was John Tavares on January 17, 2016 vs. Vancouver; that game was decided in a shootout.  The last Isles forward to play this much in a game decided in regulation was Tavares, against Columbus on December 12, 2015.

Nelson's previous career high was 23:29, vs Montreal, on November 20, 2015.

Face-offs
Isles 33 Florida 23 (59%).  
Brock Nelson won 17 of 25 for the Isles; Brian Boyle won 4 of 7 for Florida.  

Hit Count
Isles 20 (Scott Mayfield and Cal Clutterbuck -5)
Florida 6 (Mark Pysyk -2) 
   
Fights
There were no fights.  Season total: 4 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 20 (Three with 3)
Florida 15 (Three with 2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 65, Florida 76
5-on-5 Isles 49, Florida 59

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Nick Leddy +4
Florida: Aaron Ekblad +21

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front-half and 3-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be December 2nd in Detroit and December 3rd in Montreal. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 14-1-1 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 9-3-1 in night games and 2-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on December 14th vs. Buffalo.

Ironmen
Anders Lee 216, Brock Nelson 193, Mathew Barzal 180, Ryan Pulock 143 and Josh Bailey 101. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 143 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 143
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ),(Leo Komarov-ILL), Otto Koivula, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 56.

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, 1 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB)

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 813…
25. Dave Lewis 514 *** 26. Matt Martin 513 *** 27. Rich Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 29. Casey Cizikas 497 *** 30. Brock Nelson 496

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 157 *** 16. Pierre Turgeon 147 ** 17. Josh Bailey 146
18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 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 299 …
25. Jeff Norton 166 *** 26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. Nick Leddy 155

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 444…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 267 *** 26. Jason Blake and Steve Thomas 258 ***
28. Brock Nelson 252

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 171

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 92

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 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 0).   The teams will meet on December 12th in Sunrise to wrap up the season series . 

The Isles are 3-1-1 in the last five games vs. Florida.

On the Farm   
The Sound Tigers fell 4-1 to Providence on Saturday.  Otto Koivula set-up Oliver Wahlstrom for the only Sound Tiger goal. Bridgeport is now 3-8-2-1 on the season heading into their game with Belleville on Sunday afternoon.

Up Next
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th —  TORONTO AT ISLANDERS AT NASSAU COLISEUM  
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 

The Isles conclude their only four game homestand of the season as they head back to the Coliseum to entertain their former captain and the rest of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the only meeting in New York this season.

The Isles won last year's season series 2 games to 1, winning the first two games by a combined 10-1 score.  The Leafs won the final meeting by a 2-1 score.

The Isles are 4-4-1 in the last three seasons against Toronto.

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, November 08, 2019

The Skinny: Pittsburgh 4, Isles 3 (OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 15
Pittsburgh 4, Isles 3 (OT) 
Bryan Rust scored two goals, including the winner at 3:25 of overtime, as the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Isles 4-3 before a crowd of 12,613 at Barclays Center. The loss snaps the Isles winning streak at 10 games, although the Isles did extend their point streak to 11 games.

The ten-game winning streak was the longest in the NHL this season and the second-longest in franchise history; the Isles won 15 straight games in 1982.  Coincidentally, the Penguins also ended that streak.

Cal Clutterbuck and Casey Cizikas each scored their second goal in as many games; Clutterbuck's goal was his 9th career shorthanded goal.   When Adam Pelech scored his first goal since March 14th, the Isles carried a 3-0 lead into the third period; however, three Penguin goals in a 7:10 span erased the lead.
 
The Isles are 11-3-1; their 23 points matches the third-highest total through fifteen games in the club history (24 points in 1976-77 and 2001-02).

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Casey Cizikas (2) Michael Dal Colle, Ryan Pulock 00:19 PIT 0,NYI 1

2nd Period
Cal Clutterbuck (2) Casey Cizikas, Adam Pelech 06:28 PIT 0,NYI 2 SHG
Adam Pelech (1) Mathew Barzal, Anders Lee 09:26 PIT 0,NYI 3

3rd Period
Jared McCann (5) John Marino, Brian Dumoulin 01:38 PIT 1,NYI 3
Bryan Rust (3) Jared McCann, Evgeni Malkin 6:16 PIT 2,NYI 3
Evgeni Malkin (2) Juuso Riikola, Jared McCann 08:48 PIT 3,NYI 3

OT
Bryan Rust (4) 03:25 PIT 4,NYI 3

The Skinny   
The Isles fall to 9-0-1 when leading after two periods while the Penguins snapped an 18-game winless streak (0-16-2 when trailing through 40 minutes…The overtime loss also snapped the Isles six game home win streak and six (6) and their six-game streak of winning in regulation (first time since winning nine straight in regulation in 1989-90)…. The Isles have scored shorthanded goal in consecutive games or the first time since November 1 – 3, 2018 (vs. New Jersey and Pittsburgh) … The Isles have outscored the opposition 18-8 in the second period this season... Over the last 8 games, the  Isles have killed 24 of 25 and scored two shorthanded goals but are 1-13 on the power play, allowing a shorthanded goal…The Isles had only one power play; they have had one or fewer in nine games this season…The Isles fall to 8-3 in games decided in overtime under Barry Trotz…. The Isles were the 51st team in NHL history to win ten straight games; teams that have won ten straight have won the following game only 26 out of 51 times…Bryan Rust went +4 for Pittsburgh; it's the first time an opposing forward has been +4 or better in the Trotz era (Ivan Provorov -2x and Travis Sandheim have done it as defensemen)… Anders Lee had a season-high six hits…Six of the seven goals that the Isles scored in the last two games were by players who had not scored prior to Tuesday (Clutterbuck/Cizikas -2, Bardreau, Pelech)…The Isles held Sidney Crosby pointless for the 16th time; the Isles are 10-5-1 when blanking the Penguins…Casey Cizikas' goal was the earliest for the Isles since Nick Leddy scored at 13 seconds on November 5, 2016 vs. Edmonton; the Isles also earned one point in that game (a shootout loss)…This was the 17th time since 1979 that the Isles have scored in the first 19 seconds, but they are only 8-3-6 in those games.

First Time in a Long Time
The Isles failed to win a game when leading by three goals in the third period for the first time since December 29, 2014 in Buffalo (led 3-0, lost 4-3 in a shootout).

From the Elias Sports Geniuses:
This was the first day in NHL history where three teams scored a goal in the first 25 seconds of a game: 
Gustav Nyquist – CBJ  0:14
Casey Cizikas – Isles  0:19
John Carlson – Washington 0:25.

All three teams eventually lost their lead, although the other two teams won their games (CBJ in  regulation, Washington in OT)

Two other teams also scored in the first minute of the game: Colorado – Cole Makar :49, San Jose - Logan Couture: 0:52.

The Point Streak (10-0-1)
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)
11/1: Tampa Bay (5-2 W)
11/2: @ Buffalo (1-0 W)
11/5: Ottawa (4-1 W)
11/7: Pittsburgh (3-4 OTL)

The Isles have earned a point in 11 straight games, matching the longest streak in the Post-Cup era (also 2001-02 and 2012-13).  The Isles also had an 11-game streak in 1975-76, a 12-game streak in 1979-80 (following the trade for Butch Goring), and 15-game streak in 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1981-82.

A Ten-Beller
This was only the 2nd time in Islander history that they have won at least ten straight games:
15 - 1981-82
10 - 2019-20

During the streak, the Isles have scored 31 of their 34 goals (91.2%) at even-strength; the largest percentage of goals at even-strength during a win streak of at least ten games in NHL history.

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles are 6-2-0 on Coliseum ice, where they have won five straight games.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.   The Isles are 1-0-1 at Barclays Center.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 821-598-60-142 in 1,621 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  897
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    821
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,651
3. Barry Trotz        1,621
4. Al Arbour   1,607

First Things First
The Isles are 5-1-1 when scoring first and are 6-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles           8-8-6-1=23
Pittsburgh  11-15-11-1=39

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

Home and Road
The Islanders are 11-3-1 overall; 7-2-1 at home (6-2-0 on Long Island and 1-0-1 in Brooklyn) and 4-1-0 on the road.  
Pittsburgh is 9-6-1 overall; 5-3-1 at home and 4-3-0 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-2-1 in Division games and 9-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 7-2-1 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves; he is 5-2-1 on the season and 4-2-2 in his career against Pittsburgh.  

Matt Murray made 20 saves and improves to 8-3-1 on the season and 3-3-1 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-1 on the power play in 2:00 of power play time; Pittsburgh was 0-2 on the power play in 4:00 of PP time and they also allowed a shorthanded goal.

The Isles are 3-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 8-2-1 when they do not.  The Isles are 3-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 8-1-1 when they do not.

The Isles are 0-1-0 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 1-0-0 when the power plays are even, and 10-2-1 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 10-0-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-3-0 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 48-2-3 when scoring three or more.

One Goal Games
The Isles are 4-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 1-1 in regulation. They are 2-1 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 2-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 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 5-3-1 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (26:02); Pittsburgh: Justin Schultz (25:20) 
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 19:32 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (6-0-0), Ryan Pulock (4-1-1), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0).

Pulock is the first Islander to play at least 26 minutes since Nick Leddy played 26:18 in Tampa Bay last November 8th; it was the third-highest total of his career.  Adam Pelech (25:57) had the 2nd-largest ice-time of his career.

Face-offs
Isles 24, Pittsburgh 23 (51%).  
Brock Nelson won 11 of 18 for the Isles; Nick Bjugstad won 7 of 11 for Pittsburgh.  

Hit Count
Isles 26 (Anders Lee -6)
Pittsburgh 19 (Jared McCann -4) 
   
Fights
There were no fights.  Season total: 4 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 16 (Adam Pelech-3)
Pittsburgh 12 (Justin Schultz -2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 44, Pittsburgh 74
5-on-5 Isles 38, Pittsburgh 62

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Anders Lee and Brock Nelson +1
Pittsburgh:  Jared McCann +15

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front-half and 3-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be December 2nd in Detroit and December 3rd in Montreal. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 14-1-1 in back-ends.

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

Ironmen
Anders Lee 215, Brock Nelson 192, Mathew Barzal 179, Ryan Pulock 142 and Josh Bailey 100. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 142 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 142
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), (Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ),(Leo Komarov-ILL), (Nick Leddy -INJ), Otto Koivula, Seth Helgeson
Total games lost: 52.

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, 1 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB)

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 812…
25. Dave Lewis 514 *** 26. Matt Martin 512 *** 27. Rich Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 29. Casey Cizikas 496 *** 30. Brock Nelson 495

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 157 *** 16. Pierre Turgeon 147 ** 17. Josh Bailey 146
18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 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 299 …
25. Jeff Norton 166 *** 26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. Nick Leddy 155

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 444…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 267 *** 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 170

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 91

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
Pittsburgh leads the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 1).   The season series will continue with a home and home (November 19th in  Pittsburgh and November 21st in Brooklyn).

This was the third straight Isles home game against Pittsburgh to go beyond regulation; the teams split a pair of shootouts last season.

Despite having playoff winners from David Volek and Josh Bailey in the interim, the Isles have lost 13 consecutive games to Pittsburgh that were decided by an overtime goal.  Patrick Flatley had the last winner for the Isles, on December 23, 1990.

On the Farm  
Nic Pierog scored his first career AHL goal and Christopher Gibson made 21 saves as Bridgeport beat Springfield 1-0 on Wednesday. The Sound Tigers, winners of two straight games, are now 3-7-2-1 on the season and host Providence on Saturday night.

Up Next
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th —  FLORIDA AT ISLANDERS AT BARCLAYS CENTER  
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 12:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 

The Isles look to start another winning streak against the team they started the just ended one as they host Florida in a Saturday matinee.  The Isles defeated the Panthers 3-2 in a shootout back on October 12th.

It was the second straight Isles shootout win over Florida; Brock Nelson owns the only goal of both shootouts.

The Isles are 2-1-1 in the last four games vs. Florida but are 0-3-1 in their last four Barclays Center games against the Cats.

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

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

The Skinny on February 13, 1982 - the last time the Isles won 11 straight games

It was a night to remember for Bryan Trottier the last time the Isles extended a winning streak to 11 games.

Since "It Happened at the Coliseum" I told the story in detail back in 2015:

It Happened at the Coliseum … on FEBRUARY 13th
Bryan Trottier rewrote the Islander record book as he scored five goals as the Isles pounded the Flyers 8-2 at the Coliseum for the Isles' 11th straight win.

Brent Sutter gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead just 66 seconds into play.  From there, it was Trottier's night as he scored a power play goal to give the Isles a 2-0 lead after 1 period.  There were six goals scored in the second period and all four Islander goals were scored by Trottier.

Hector Marini and Clark Gillies each had a goal and an assist in the third period as the Isles coasted to a win.

It was the second five-goal game of Trottier's career; no Islander has done so since.  Trottier also had a club-record four goals in the second period and a club record four power play goals; both tied NHL records that still stand today.
 
Mike Bossy assisted on all five Trottier tallies as Bryan became the first Islander to ever score five consecutive team goals (a record later tied by Mariusz Czerkawski and John Tavares).

 "My teammates worked so hard to get me those shots", Trottier told Newsday's Pat Calabria. "A lot of times I had an open net staring me right in the face.  If I'd missed those shots, I would have banged my head against the wall."

It was the Isles' 10th straight home win, tying another club record (they would break the record three nights later).

Here's the historic box score:

First Period

1 - NYI : Sutter B 10 (Gillies, Potvin) (EV) 1:06 
2 - NYI : Trottier 31 (Bossy, Marini) (PP) 9:02 

Penalties - NYI - Marini 6:25 ; PHI - Holmgren 7:27 ; PHI - Linseman 10:45 ; NYI - Sutter D 14:05 ; PHI - Watson 14:05 ; PHI - Holmgren 19:10 ; 

Second Period

3 - NYI : Trottier 32 (Bossy, Potvin) (PP) 1:04 
4 - PHI : Flockhart 25 (Allison) (PP) 5:53 
5 - NYI : Trottier 33 (Bossy, Potvin) (PP) 8:41 
6 - NYI : Trottier 34 (Bossy, Tonelli) (PP) 9:10 
7 - PHI : Propp 33 (Flockhart, Allison) (EV) 10:06 
8 - NYI : Trottier 35 (Bossy, Tonelli) (EV) 18:32 

Penalties - NYI - Lane 2:21 ; PHI - Cochrane 2:21 ; NYI - Potvin 4:27 ; PHI - Cochrane 7:21 ; PHI - Peeters 7:44 ; NYI - Potvin 19:53 ; PHI - Holmgren ( (maj)) 19:53 ; 

Third Period

9 - NYI : Marini 4 (Carroll, Gillies) (EV) 6:15 
10 - NYI : Gillies 24 (Marini, Mcewen) (EV) 11:38 

Penalties - PHI - Marsh 7:24 ; 

4 Power-Play Goals, Game
Camille Henry
New York Rangers
03/13/1954 at DET

Bernie Geoffrion
Montréal Canadiens
02/19/1955 vs. NYR

Bryan Trottier
New York Islanders
02/13/1982 vs. PHI

Christopher Valentine
Washington Capitals
02/27/1982 vs. HFD
 
Dave Andreychuk
Buffalo Sabres
03/19/1992 at LAK
 
Mario Lemieux
Pittsburgh Penguins
03/20/1993 vs. PHI

Luc Robitaille
Los Angeles Kings
11/25/1993 at QUE

Scott Mellanby
St. Louis Blues
03/06/2003 vs. PHX

And here are all my notes from that night (it was my 7th telecast with SportsChannel)

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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: Isles 4, Ottawa 1

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 14
Isles 4, Ottawa 1 
Cole Bardreau will never forget his first NHL goal; Bardreau scored on a penalty shot with 4:26 to play in the second period to break a 1-1 tie as the Isles extended their winning streak to ten straight games with a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators before a crowd of 11,212 at Barclays Center.

The ten-game winning streak is the longest in the NHL this season and the second-longest in franchise history; the Isles won 15 straight games in 1982.

Cal Clutterbuck and Casey Cizikas each scored their first goal of the season  (each off a primary assist from the other); Cizikas' goal was his 7th career shorthanded goal.   Thomas Greiss made 27 saves, allowing only a shorthanded goal to JG Pageau to record his 5th straight win.
 
The Isles improved to 11-3-0; their 22 points matches their second-highest total through fourteen games in the club history (11-1-1-1 for 24 points in 2001-02).

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (6) Vladislav Namestnikov 07:44 OTT 1,NYI 0 SHG
Cal Clutterbuck (1) Casey Cizikas, Devon Toews 08:23 OTT 1,NYI 1

2nd Period
Cole Bardreau (1)PS 15:34 OTT 1,NYI 2

3rd Period
Casey Cizikas (1) Cal Clutterbuck, Scott Mayfield 10:00 OTT 1,NYI 3 SHG
Josh Bailey (6) Noah Dobson, Adam Pelech 10:40 OTT 1,NYI 4 

The Skinny   
Derick Brassard played in his 800th career game, but saw his goals scoring streak end at a career-best five straight games… Devon Toews earned his club-leading seventh assist on Cal Clutterbuck's first goal since February 23rd. …The Isles are 9-0-0 when leading after two periods …The Isles are 5-0-0 against the Atlantic Division this season…Mathew Barzal drew his 6th penalty of the season…The Isles not only own the longest win streak in the NHL, they also have the longest active home win streak (6) and the longest active road win streak (4)… The Isles have also won six straight games in regulation (first time since winning nine straight in regulation in 1989-90)….The Isles' 6-2-0 record when allowing the first goal is the best in the NHL….JG Pageau's shorty was the first allowed by the Isles since Kevin Hayes scored for the Rangers last November 15th; the Sens share the NHL lead with four shorthanded goals…Josh Bailey scored on one of his shots on goal; he has scored on 6 of 16 shots (37.5%) this season…The Isles scored and allowed a shorthanded goal for the first time since November 28, 2017 vs. Vancouver… The Isles have outscored the opposition 16-8 in the second period this season... Over the last 7 games, the  Isles have killed 21 of 22 and scored a shorthanded goal but are 1-12 on the power play, allowing a shorthanded goal.

Young Cole Bardreau Had a Night!
Cole Bardreau is the 2nd Islander Rookie to convert a penalty shot as a rookie (Tim Connolly 3/21/2000 vs Pittsburgh) and the first to do so for his first NHL goal.

Bardreau is the 7th player in NHL history to score his first goal on a penalty shot; Andrew Miller (3-27-2015 for Edmonton was the last to do so).

Bardreau is also the 375th player in Islander history to score a goal and is one of 20 Islanders since 1979-80 [including teammates Michael Dal Colle (1-17-19 vs NJ) and Devon Toews (1-3-19 vs. Chicago)] whose first NHL game was a game-winner.  

Bardreau is the 3rd Cornellian (Cornell Big Red) to score a goal for the Islanders.  Mike Iggulden scored on March 12, 2009 in Montreal; Matt Moulson scored 118 goals for the Isles.

All Those Penalty Shot Goals
The Isles have scored twice on the penalty shot this season (Nick Leddy and Cole Bardreau, both against Ottawa).  It's the first time that the Isles have ever scored two penalty shots against the same opponent in the same season, the first time since 2010-11 (Frans Nielsen – twice) that the Isles have scored twice in the same season, and the earliest that the Isles have scored two penalty shots in any season.

Prior to this season, the Isles had scored only 16 penalty shots in club history and had converted only two penalty shots in the prior seven seasons.

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)
11/1: Tampa Bay (5-2 W)
11/2: @ Buffalo (1-0 W)
11/5: Ottawa (4-1 W)

A Ten-Beller
This is only the 2nd time in Islander history that they have won at least ten straight games:
15 - 1981-82
10 - 2019-20

It's the third longest stretch between 10-game winning streaks in NHL history, behind Boston and Atlanta/Calgary. (h/t @PR_NHL)

The Isles have scored 31 of their 34 goals (91.2%) at even-strength; the only other team to score 90% of their goals at even-strength during a win streak of 10+ games are the 1978 Atlanta Flames (50 of 55, 90.9%).  (h/t @PR_NHL)

The Isles are the 51st team in NHL history to win ten straight games; teams that have won ten straight have won the following game 26 out of 50 previous times.

First Time in a Ridiculously Long Time 
When the Isles last won ten straight:
The Isles were midway through their third Stanley Cup season.
The 10th straight win (on February 11, 1982) was an 8-2 win in Chicago as the Isles broke a 2-2 tie with goals from three different defenseman in a 3:38 span of the second period;
Al Arbour was in the 9th season as Islander coach;
Bill Torrey was in his 10th season as the Isles' general manager;
Lou Lamoriello was in his next- to- last season as the Head Coach of the Providence Friars  general manger, leading Providence to a 19-12-0 season;
Barry Trotz was in his 3rd season with the Regina Pats (he'd finish with 6 goals and 155 penalty minutes);
The Isles had outscored their opponents to this point by a 64-24 margin.
No current Islander player was alive, but Ron Hainsey and Craig Anderson (who both played for Ottawa tonight) were.  Zdeno Chara, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Ryan Miller are the only other players who have appeared in an NHL game this season that were alive.

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles are 6-2-0 on Coliseum ice, where they have won five straight games.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.   The Isles are 1-0-0 at Barclays Center.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 821-598-60-141 in 1,620 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  897
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    821
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,650
3. Barry Trotz        1,620
4. Al Arbour   1,607

+82
The win pushes the Isles eight games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season and to 82 games over NHL-.500 all-time for the first time since a 5-1 loss in Florida left them at 941-859-293 on December 28, 1998.

First Things First
The Isles are 5-1-0 when scoring first and are 6-2-0 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles      10-13-9=32
Ottawa  8-10-10=28

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

Home and Road
The Islanders are 11-3-0 overall; 7-2-0 at home (6-2-0 on Long Island and 1-0-0 in Brooklyn) and 4-1-0 on the road.  
Ottawa is 4-9-1 overall; 3-4-0 at home and 1-5-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 2-2-0 in Division games and 9-1-0 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 7-2-0 against the East and 4-1-0 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 27 saves to improve to 6-1-0 on the season and 7-1-0 in his career against Ottawa.  

Craig Anderson made 28 saves but falls to 2-6-0 on the season and 8-8-4 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-2 on the power play in 4:00 of power play time, allowing a shorthanded goal; Ottawa was 0-3 on the power play in 5:49 of PP time and they also allowed a shorthanded goal.

The Isles are 3-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 8-2-0 when they do not.  The Isles are 3-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 8-1-0 when they do not.

The Isles are 0-1-0 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 1-0-0 when the power plays are even, and 10-2-0 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 10-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-3-0 when they do not.  

One Goal Games
The Isles are 4-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 1-1 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 2-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 3-0-0 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 5-3-0 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (22:01); Ottawa: Thomas Chabot (26:32) 
Josh Bailey led Isles forwards with 18:03 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (7-0-0), Ryan Pulock (3-1-0), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (0-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 27, Ottawa 19 (59%).  
Casey Cizikas won 16 of 21 for the Isles; Nick Paul won 4 of 7 for Ottawa.  

Hit Count
Isles 27 (Ross Johnston -5)
Ottawa 27 (Nick Paul -5) 
   
Fights
There were no fights.  Season total: 4 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 10 (Two with 2)
Ottawa 16 (Three with 2)

For the Corsi Crowd 
All situations: Isles 59, Ottawa 46
5-on-5 Isles 49, Ottawa 34

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Scott Mayfield +17
Ottawa:  Chris Tierney +1

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front-half and 3-0-0 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be December 2nd in Detroit and December 3rd in Montreal. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 14-1-1 in back-ends.

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

Ironmen
Anders Lee 214, Brock Nelson 191, Mathew Barzal 178, Ryan Pulock 141 and Josh Bailey 99. 

Iron D
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 141 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

Scratches
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Jordan Eberle-INJ), (Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ),(Leo Komarov-ILL), (Nick Leddy -INJ), Otto Koivula, Seth Helgeson
Total games lost: 46.

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, 1 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB)

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 811…
25. Dave Lewis 514 *** 26. Matt Martin 512 *** 27. Rich Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 29. Casey Cizikas 495 *** 30. Brock Nelson 494

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 157 *** 16. Pierre Turgeon 147 ** 17. Josh Bailey 146
18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 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 299 …
25. Jeff Norton 166 *** 26. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 27. Nick Leddy 155

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 444…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 266 *** 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 170

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 91

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 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 0).   The season series will continue in Ottawa on March 5th.

The Isles have won six straight from Ottawa and have scored at least four goals in each win.

On the Farm  
Simon Holmstrom and Otto Koivula scored 2:31 apart in the third period as Bridgeport rallied for a 4-3 win on Sunday over Lehigh Valley. The Sound Tigers are now 2-7-2-1 on the season and host Springfield at 11:00AM on Wednesday in a School Day Matinee. 

Up Next
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th —  PITTSBURGH AT ISLANDERS AT BARCLAYS CENTER  
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 6:30pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050] 
The Isles will look for their first 11-game winning streak since 1982 as they entertain the Penguins at Barclays Center.

It will be the first meeting of the two teams since the Isles swept the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.

The teams split the four regular season meeting last season, with each team earning a shootout win in New York and a regulation win in Pittsburgh.

Three of the next six Islander games are against the Penguins (November 19th in Pittsburgh and November 21st in Brooklyn). Should the Isles continue to win they would attempt to both tie and break the club record against the Penguins.

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

Monday, November 04, 2019

The Skinny on February 11, 1982 - the last time the Isles won 10 straight

It's been over 37 years since the Isles stretched a winning streak to 10 games.  

The Isles will look for their tenth straight win at Barclays Center on Tuesday vs. Ottawa; an Isles win would produce the 51st winning streak of at least 10 games in NHL history.

No current Islander was born when this game was played; only six players who have appeared in a game this season were:
  • Zdeno Chara
  • Patrick Marleau
  • Joe Thornton
  • Ron Hainsey
  • Ryan Miller
  • Craig Anderson
(A few others, including Henrik Lundqvist, were born later in 1982)

Some young statistician was in his first month on the job (and no, his handwriting wasn't any better), when on February 11, 1982, the Isles went into Chicago Stadium and beat the Hawks 8-2 for their (then-franchise record) 10th straight win.
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The game was actually tied 2-2 with four minutes left in the second period.  The Isles reeled off three goals in a 3:38 span to blow the game open, with a different defenseman (Denis Potvin, Stefan Persson, and Tomas Jonsson).

The Isles would add three more in the third period for the final margin.  Billy Carroll scored the final goal shorthanded, with Butch Goring serving just one of his 15 penalties as an Islander.

Roland Melanson made 30 saves; Bryan Trottier had two assists, extending his point streak to 10 games.

It was the first 10-game win streak in the NHL since Atlanta won 10 straight early in the 1978-79 season.

How dominant were the Isles in this streak?  In the first 10 games of their streak, they outscored the opposition by a combined total of 64-24 and had scored a power play goal in eight straight games.

Here's the box:

11-Feb-82

New York Islanders 8 @ Chicago Blackhawks 2

First Period
1 - NYI : Nystrom 14 (Goring, Bourne) (EV) 2:48
2 - CHI : Bulley 6 (Wilson) (EV) 9:52
3 - NYI : Bossy 41 (Trottier, Tonelli) (PP) 17:32

Penalties - CHI - Feamster 12:02 ; CHI - Wilson 15:36 ; NYI - Gillies 19:02 ;

Second Period
4 - CHI : Higgins 17 (Savard, Bulley) (EV) 7:26
5 - NYI : Potvin 13 (Trottier, Bossy) (PP) 16:02
6 - NYI : Persson 4 (EV) 17:24
7 - NYI : Jonsson 6 (Bossy) (EV) 19:40

Penalties - CHI - Marsh 8:15 ; NYI - Mcewen 13:29 ; CHI - Crossman 15:01 ;

Third Period
8 - NYI : Tonelli 24 (Bossy, Potvin) (EV) 1:19
9 - NYI : Sutter D 14 (Sutter B) (EV) 9:10
10 - NYI : Carroll 5 (SH) 13:44

Penalties - NYI - Goring 12:01 ; CHI - Mulvey 14:28 ; NYI - Sutter B 15:19 ; CHI - Hutchison 18:46 ;

Shots On Goal
                                1 2 3 T
New York Islanders 14 12 10 36
Chicago Blackhawks 10 12 10 32

Powerplay Conversions
New York Islanders : 2 of 6
Chicago Blackhawks : 0 of 4

Goaltenders
Esposito (CHI) (L) 28 saves on 36 shots - 60:00 mins
Melanson (NYI) (W) 30 saves on 32 shots - 60:00 mins

Attendance - 14,031


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