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The Skinny: Isles 4, Rangers 2

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 49 Isles 4, Rangers 2 Josh Bailey celebrated his 50th Islander-Ranger game with a goal and two a...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Skinny: Rangers 6, Isles 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 44
Rangers 6, Isles 2
Artemi Panarin scored two goals and added three assists as the Rangers overcame an early Jordan Eberle goal to defeat the Isles 6-2 before a crowd of 17,403 at Madison Square Garden.

Panarin is the first Ranger since Don Maloney (2-4-1981) to record five points in a game against the Isles. 
 
This is the front-end of a home-and-home for the Rangers; the Isles will host Detroit on Tuesday before welcoming the Blueshirts to the Coliseum on Thursday.
 
The Scoring:
1st Period
Jordan Eberle (5) Brock Nelson 00:18 NYI 1,NYR 0
Jesper Fast (8) Artemi Panarin, Brady Skjei 08:14 NYI 1,NYR 1

2nd Period
Chris Kreider (15) Artemi Panarin, Brady Skjei 05:06 NYI 1,NYR 2
Adam Fox (6) Jesper Fast, Artemi Panarin 11:11 NYI 1,NYR 3

3rd Period
Artemi Panarin (25) 00:49 NYI 1,NYR 4
Artemi Panarin (26) Ryan Strome, Jesper Fast 08:54 NYI 1,NYR 5
Jacob Trouba (7) Adam Fox, Filip Chytil 10:15 NYI 1,NYR 6 PPG
Brock Nelson (16) Jordan Eberle, Derick Brassard 12:48 NYI 2,NYR 6PPG

The Skinny      
The Isles scored a power play goal in the third period; a late power play attempt ended the club record streak of two power play attempts or fewer in nine straight games…Noah Dobson played a career-high 20:24; he was not on the ice for any Ranger goal…Jordan Eberle scored 18 seconds into his 700th NHL game…The Isles are now 1-2-4 in the last seven games they have scored in the first 25 seconds…Eberle's goal was the earliest for an Islander since Nick Leddy scored on Cam Talbot 0:13 into a game with Edmonton on 11/5/2016…Three Rangers were +3, while Artemi Panarin was +4….Panarin, who leads the NHL in even-strength points this season recorded his second career 5-point game and his 4th consecutive home game with at least three points….Panarin is the first opponent with five points against the Isles since Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby did so on 3/10/2013 and the first to have a game with at least 5 points and at least a +4 rating since Olli Jokinen (2-4-6, +6) for Florida on March 17, 2007...There were two fights, both in the first period.  It was the first Islander-Ranger game with multiple fights since November 15, 2011 when Mike Mottau fought Sean Avery and Matt Martin fought Brandon Prust...Semyon Varlamov allowed six goals for the first time as an Islander. 

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles are 10-5-1 on Coliseum ice.  The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.   The Isles are 4-0-2 at Barclays Center this season and have not lost in Brooklyn (regular season) since January 12, 2019 (9-0-2); their next Brooklyn game is on February 1st vs Vancouver.

Road Warriors
The Isles are 13-8-1 on the road this season, including 6-3-0 in the last nine games.

Metro Men
The Isles are in a stretch where they are playing 11 out of 12 games in the NY-Metro Area. The Isles are 2-1-1 in this stretch:

1/6 – Avs W 1-0
1/7 -  @ Devils W 4-3 (OT)
1/11 – Bruins L 2-3 (OT)
1/13 - @ NYRangers L 2-6
1/14 – Red Wings (Coliseum)
1/16 – NYRangers (Coliseum)
1/18 – Washington (Coliseum)
1/19 - @ Hurricanes
1/21 - @ NYRangers
2/1 – Canucks (Barclays)
2/4 – Stars (Barclays)
2/6 - Kings (Barclays)

Following this stretch the Isles will play 17 of their next 27 (and 17 of their final 30) games on the road.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 837-608-60-145 in 1,650 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  914
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    837
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,681
3. Barry Trotz        1,650
4. Al Arbour 1,607

First Things First
The Isles are 16-6-3 when scoring first and are 11-7-1 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles    7-16-11=34
Rangers 17-8-11=36

The Isles are 9-5-3 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 18-7-1 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 27-13-4 overall; 14-5-3 at home (10-5-1 on Long Island and 4-0-2 in Brooklyn) and 13-8-1 on the road.  
The Rangers are 22-19-4 overall; 13-8-2 at home and 9-11-2 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 8-5-1 in Division games and 19-8-3 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 20-7-2 against the East and 7-6-2 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 29 saves before being replaced after the Rangers' final goal; he is 15-6-4 on the season and 6-4-1 in his career against Rangers. Thomas Greiss stopped the only shot he faced in relief.
 
Alexandar Georgiev made 34 saves to improve to 11-9-1 on the season and 3-1-0 in his career against the Isles. 

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-31 in 4:45 of power play time; Rangers was 1-2 on the power play in 2:04 of power play time.

The Isles are 10-3-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 17-10-3 when they do not.  The Isles are 10-8-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 17-6-2 when they do not.

The Isles are 4-4-1 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 4-3-0 when the power plays are even, and 19-6-3 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 23-1-2 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 4-12-2 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 60-3-4 when scoring three or more, with two of the three regulation losses coming against Nashville.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 15-3-4 in games decided by a single goal including 5-3 in regulation. They are 7-3 in games decided in overtime and are 3-1 in shootouts.  The Isles are 3-1 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 5-1-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 2-1-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 18-11-4 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (23:11); Rangers: Brady Skjei (24:43)
Anders Lee led Isles forwards with 22:17 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (9-2-0), Ryan Pulock (11-4-3), Devon Toews (3-4-0), Scott Mayfield (1-1-0), Nick Leddy (1-2-1), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 21, Rangers 23 (48%)  
Derick Brassard won all 8 he took for the Isles; Ryan Strome won 7 of 11 for Rangers.

Hit Count
Isles 25 (Brock Nelson -4)
Rangers 28 (Chris Kreider -4)
   
Fights
Ross Johnston fought Micheal Haley and Matt Martin fought Brendan Smith in the 1st period .There were no fights.  Season total: 9 – Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB, vs NYR), Cizikas-2 (vs. OTT, vs SJ), Mayfield (vs ANA), Lee (vs FLA), Martin (vs NYR)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 16 (Six with 2)
Rangers 18 (Jacob Trouba -5)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 62, Rangers 66
Corsi: 5-on-5 Isles 54, Rangers 58

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Noah Dobson +14
Rangers: Ryan Strome +13

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 11, Rangers 21
5-on-5: Isles 9, Rangers 17

Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 4-2-0 in the front-half and 4-1-0 in the back-half.  This back-to-back will conclude on Tuesday vs. Detroit . The next back-to-back will be January 18th vs. Washington and January 19th at Carolina. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 15-2-1 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 23-13-3 in night games and 4-0-1 in matinees. The next matinee will be January 18th, also against Washington.

200 Game Club
The Isles have three players who have consecutive game streaks of at least 200 games.  It's the first time since November 25, 1978 that the Isles have had three players with streaks of at least 200 games.

Ironman Streaks: Anders Lee 244, Brock Nelson 221, Mathew Barzal 208, Ryan Pulock 171, Josh Bailey 129, Anthony Beauvillier 119, and Devon Toews 92. 

Iron Man
Anders Lee now holds the sixth-longest consecutive game streak in Isles history, while Brock Nelson has also moved into the top 10:
1. Billy Harris 10/7/1972 -11/30/1979 576 (*)
2. Bobby Nystrom 1/7/1975 - 11/25/1978 301
3. Matt Moulson 10/3/2009 - 4/4/2013 284
4. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975 - 1/17/1979 262
5. John Tavares 10/16/2010 - 12/23/2013 246
6. Anders Lee 1/26/2017 – CURRENT 244
7. J.P. Parise 1/7/1975 – 1/7/1978 240 (**)
8. Richard Park 10/5/2006 - 2/18/2009 221
        Brock Nelson 3/16/2017 – CURRENT 221
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Iron D
Ryan Pulock has the fourth-longest consecutive game streak of any defenseman in Islander history: 
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. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 171
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Adam Pelech-INJ), (Cal Clutterbuck-INJ), (Casey Cizikas-INJ), Otto Koivula, Sebastian Aho.
Total games lost: 107

Late Heroes 
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 two goals in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:
11/21 vs. PIT – Patric Hornqvist scored at 19:30, but the Isles won in OT.
12/14 vs. BUF -Jack Eichel scored at 18:14, but the Isles won in OT. 

Challenges
Isles: 3 successful, 1 failure (offside-11/19 vs. PIT), (offside-12/9 vs. TBL), (no goalie Interference 12/21 vs, ANA), (offside-1/6 vs. COL)
The Isles are 3-0-0 in games that they are successful and 0-0-1 in games that they are unsuccessful.

Opponents: 2 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), (Komarov--goalie interference 1/2 vs. NJ)
The Isles are 1-0-1 in games where opponents' challenges go their way and 0-2-0 in games that go the opponent's way.

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 841…
20. Lorne Henning 543 *** 21. Matt Martin 537 *** Claude Lapointe 535  *** 23. Tomas Jonsson 532 *** 24. Pat LaFontaine 530 *** 25. Kyle Okposo 529 *** 26. Casey Cizikas and Brock Nelson 524

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
13. Ziggy Palffy 168 *** 14. Anders Lee 165 *** 15. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 16. Josh Bailey 148 *** 17. Pierre Turgeon 147 ***18. Mariusz Czerkawski 145 *** 19. Brock Nelson 140

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
7.    Pat Flatley 328 *** 8.   Brent Sutter 323 *** 9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Josh Bailey 309 …
22. Duane Sutter and Alexei Yashin 171*** 24. Jean Potvin 167 *** 25. Jeff Norton 166 *** 26. Nick Leddy 165

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 457…
23. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 24. Ed Westfall 286 *** 25. Anders Lee 283 *** 26. Brock Nelson 274

Games Played (Goalies)
1. Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 *** 4. Kelly Hrudey 241 ***
5. Tommy Salo 187 *** 6. Thomas Greiss 183

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 97

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

Games Coached 
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Mike Milbury 192 …
6. Peter Laviolette 164 *** 7. Ted Nolan 163 *** 8. Butch Goring 154 *** 9. Barry Trotz 126
 
Coaching Wins
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Terry Simpson 81 *** 4. Peter Laviolette 77 ***
5.  Barry Trotz 75

Season Series Stats
The Rangers lead the season series  1 game to 0 (and 2points to 0).  The teams will meet again at the Coliseum on Thursday, before returning to the Garden for the 3rd game in nine days next Tuesday.

While the Isles are 11-4-0 in the last 15 games in Manhattan the Rangers have won 2 of the last 3.

On the Farm   
Bridgeport beat Laval 5-3 behind an Otto Koivula hat trick on Sunday.  The win was the Sound Tigers' first in eight games.

Bridgeport is off until Friday, when they begin a home-and-home series in Providence.
 
Up Next
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14th   —  DETROIT AT ISLANDERS AT NASSAU COLISEUM–7:00 PM
[MSG+2 (pre-game at 6:30), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN-1050] 
The Isle begin a 3-game Coliseum homestand as they entertain the Red Wings on Tuesday.  The Isles defeated Detroit 4-1 back on December 2nd at Little Caesars Arena and have won 6 of the last 8 meetings between the teams.

Thomas Greiss has recorded five wins as an Islander against the Red Wings.

The last two Islander home games vs. Detroit both ended in extra time; a come-from-behind 7-6 OT win in Brooklyn in February 2018 and a shootout win at the Coliseum in December 2018.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.



Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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