Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The Skinny: Anaheim 3, Isles 0
By Eric Hornick
Anaheim 3, Isles 0
The streak is over.
Ryan Getzlaf and Cam Fowler each scored a goal and added an assist while John Gibson made 26 saves for his 19th career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Isles 3-0 before a crowd of 16,269 at Honda Center.
The loss snapped the Isles' franchise-record 17-game point streak (15-0-2). The Isles are 16-4-2; it still equals the most wins and the most points the Isles have ever had through 22 games.
Ryan Getzlaf (9) 10:26 NYI 0,ANA 1
Cam Fowler (5) Ryan Getzlaf, Troy Terry 13:13 NYI 0, ANA 2
Ondrej Kase (4) Erik Gudbranson, Cam Fowler 14:24 NYI 0, ANA 3
The Isles were the 27th team in NHL history to earn a point in 17 straight games; it was the 2nd-longest point streak by a New York team (Rangers 19 games in 1939-1940) ...This was the Ducks' 1001st all-time game in Anaheim…Ryan Getzlaf was credited with Anaheim's first goal when the puck was put into the Isles goal by Jordan Eberle; the goal extended his point streak to five games…This was the first of the last eight games to be decided by more than one…The Isles were shutout for the first time this season and did not have a shot on goal in the final 13:54; they have not scored a goal in 95:25 and have only one goal on this road trip...The loss ended a three-game win streak for the Isles in games they trailed after two periods (all done during streak); that tied the club record, done three times, including last season.
Anthony Beauvillier is 6-3-9 in 11 games this month and is now 12-7-19 in 45 career November games.
The Record Point Streak (15-0-2)
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 (2-1 W)
11/13: Toronto (5-4 W)
11/16:@ Philadelphia (4-3 Wso)
11/19:@ Pittsburgh (5-4 Wot)
11/21:Pittsburgh (4-3 Wot)
11/23: @ San Jose (1-2 OTL)
11/25: @ Anaheim (0-3 Loss to end streak)
The Isles had 15-game streaks in 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1981-82 but this was the longest point streak in their history.
Making Their Point
The Isles last lost in regulation on October 11th in Carolina; the 45 days between regulation losses was the longest in club history.
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 17 regulation losses, the Knicks and Nets have lost 21 games and the Jets and Giants have lost eight times.
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 3-0-1 at Barclays Center.
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 826-599-60-143 in 1,628 games.
Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman 1,244
2. Joel Quenneville 902
3. Ken Hitchcock 849
4. Barry Trotz 826
5. Al Arbour 782
Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman 2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,660
3. Barry Trotz 1,628
4. Al Arbour 1,607
The Islanders are first team since the Sharks in 2006-07 to alternate starting goalies for each of the first 22 games of the season. (The Sharks used Vesa Toskala in the odd games and Evgeni Nabokov in the even games before Nabokov started games 36 and 37 around the Christmas break)
It's the third longest streak in Isles history:
• 24 games (Hrudey/Smith) in 1985-86; Smith played games 24 and 25.
• 23 games (Smith/Melanson) in 1982-83; Smith played games 23 and 24.
• 22 games (Varlamov/Greiss) in 2019-20; CURRENT
The NHL record of 76 was set by the Rangers in 1990-91 (John Vanbiesbrouck/Mike Richter).
First Things First
The Isles are 7-1-1 when scoring first and are 9-3-1 when allowing the opening goal.
The Isles are 6-1-1 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 10-2-1 when they are outshot.
Home and Road
The Islanders are 16-4-2 overall; 10-2-1 at home (7-2-0 on Long Island and 3-0-1 in Brooklyn) and 6-2-1 on the road.
Anaheim is 11-11-3 overall; 7-4-2 at home and 4-7-1 on the road.
By Division & Conference
The Isles are 5-2-1 in Division games and 11-2-1 in games versus other divisions. The Isles are 12-2-1 against the East and 4-2-1 against the West.
In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 20 saves but falls to 9-2-0 on the season and 3-5-2 in his career against Anaheim.
John Gibson made 26 saves to improve to 8-10-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in his career against the Isles.
The Isles were 0-2 on the power play in 4:00 of power play time; Anaheim was 0-2 on the power play in 4:00 of PP time.
The Isles are 6-1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 10-3-2 when they do not. The Isles are 6-2-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 10-2-2 when they do not.
The Isles are 2-1-1 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 2-1-0 when the power plays are even, and 12-2-1 when the opposition has more power plays.
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 14-0-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-4-1 when they do not. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 52-2-3 when scoring three or more.
One Goal Games
The Isles are 9-1-2 in games decided by a single goal including 3-1 in regulation. They are 4-2 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 9-4-2 when both teams are rested.
Isles: Adam Pelech (21:30); Anaheim: Erik Gudbranson (24:20)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 19:09 of ice-time.
Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (7-1-0), Ryan Pulock (6-1-2), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), Devon Toews (1-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0).
Isles 25, Anaheim 26 (49%).
Casey Cizikas won 12 of 18 for the Isles (but his teammates won only 13 of 33); Ryan Getzlaf won 7 of 12 for Anaheim.
Isles 30 (Matt Martin -10). It was Martin's highest hit total since returning to the Isles.
Anaheim 26 (Two with 6)
Scott Mayfield fought Nick Deslauriers in the first period; it's the second straight season Scott has been involved in a fight in Anaheim. Season total: 6 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas-2 (vs. OTT, vs SJ), Mayfield (vs ANA).
Isles 10 (Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey -2)
Anaheim 20 (Ryan Getzlaf -3)
For the Corsi Crowd
All situations: Isles 62, Anaheim 41
5-on-5 Isles 55, Anaheim 39
Isles: Devon Toews and Brock Nelson +9
Anaheim: Ondrej Kase +5
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 14-4-2 in night games and 2-0-0 in matinees. The next matinee will be on December 14th vs. Buffalo.
Anders Lee 222, Brock Nelson 199, Mathew Barzal 186, Ryan Pulock 149 and Josh Bailey 107.
Ryan Pulock is only the 6th defenseman in Islander history to play at least 149 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 149
(*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders
(Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ), Noah Dobson, Otto Koivula, Leo Komarov).
Total games lost: 66.
The Isles have scored twice 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.
11/19 @ PIT – Ryan Pulock scored at 18:38 and the Isles won in OT.
Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have allowed one goal in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:
11/21 vs. STL – Patric Hornqvist scored at 19:30, but the Isles won in OT.
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures (offside-11/19 vs PIT)
Opponents: 1 successful, 2 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB), Cizikas- no goalie interference 11/23 vs SJ)
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 819…
23.*** Pat LaFontaine 530 *** 24. Kyle Okposo 529 *** 25. Matt Martin 515 *** 26. Dave Lewis 514 *** 27. Rich Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 29. Casey Cizikas 503 *** 30. Brock Nelson 502
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
14. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 15. Anders Lee 157 *** 16. Pierre Turgeon and Josh Bailey 147
18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 19. Kyle Okposo 139 *** 20. Brock Nelson 132
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 158
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 447…
24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 268 *** 26. Brock Nelson 260
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 174
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Thomas Greiss 94
1. Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6. Thomas Greiss 10
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Mike Milbury 192 …
9. Steve Stirling 124 *** 10. Doug Weight 122 *** 11. Barry Trotz 104
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Terry Simpson 81 *** 4. Peter Laviolette 77 ***
5. Ted Nolan 74 *** 6. Scott Gordon and Barry Trotz 64
Season Series Stats
Anaheim leads the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0). The teams will conclude the season series on December 21st at the Coliseum
The Isles have now lost their last three games in Anaheim, after winning the previous three trips to the Pond.
On the Farm
Bridgeport has won consecutive games for the first time this season with their 3-1 win over Springfield on Sunday. Andrew Ladd scored the winning goal for the second straight game; he is now tied for the team lead with four goals. Bridgeport is 6-11-3-1 on the season and will visit Springfield on Wednesday before hosting the T-Birds on Friday.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th — ISLANDERS AT LOS ANGELES – 10:30 PM
[MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 10:00pm), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 1050]
The California road swing concludes in Los Angeles against the Kings. The Isles swept the season series last year, winning 7-2 in LA and 4-2 at the Coliseum.
Overall, the Isles have won three straight and four of five in Los Angeles. They have been less successful at Staples Center, with their win last season being their first in regulation time and only their second ever in that building (2-7-0).
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