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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The Skinny: Isles 2, Florida 1
By Eric Hornick
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).
Mathew Barzal (7) Brock Nelson, Derick Brassard 05:40 FLA 0,NYI 1
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Isles 33 Florida 23 (59%).
Brock Nelson won 17 of 25 for the Isles; Brian Boyle won 4 of 7 for Florida.
Isles 20 (Scott Mayfield and Cal Clutterbuck -5)
Florida 6 (Mark Pysyk -2)
There were no fights. Season total: 4 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB), Cizikas (vs. OTT).
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
Isles: Nick Leddy +4
Florida: Aaron Ekblad +21
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.
Anders Lee 216, Brock Nelson 193, Mathew Barzal 180, Ryan Pulock 143 and Josh Bailey 101.
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
(Andrew Ladd -INJ), (Matt Martin-INJ), (Tom Kuhnhackl-INJ),(Leo Komarov-ILL), Otto Koivula, Noah Dobson
Total games lost: 56.
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, 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
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
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
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
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Thomas Greiss 92
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.
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