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The Skinny: Vancouver 4, Isles 3 (OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 50
Vancouver 4, Isles 3 (OT)
Quinn Hughes scored his first career overtime goal 48 seconds into overtime as the Vancouver Canucks overcame an Isles comeback to defeat the Isles 4-3 before 14,862 at Barclays Center. 

Brock Nelson had scored with 25.9 seconds to play to force the extra session as the Isles extended their regular season point streak in Brooklyn to twelve games.
 
The Scoring:
1st Period
J.T. Miller (20) 02:09 VAN 1,NYI 0
Michael Dal Colle (3) Josh Bailey (20), Brock Nelson (19) 05:23 VAN 1,NYI 1

2nd Period
Quinn Hughes (7) Christopher Tanev (16), Brock Boeser (29) 09:48 VAN 2,NYI 1
Tim Schaller (5) Brandon Sutter (4), Adam Gaudette (15) 14:56 VAN 3,NYI 1
Jordan Eberle (8) Anthony Beauvillier (17), Devon Toews (15) 16:45 VAN 3,NYI 2

3rd Period
Brock Nelson (21) Ryan Pulock (19), Mathew Barzal (26) 19:34 VAN 3,NYI 3

OT
Quinn Hughes (8) Elias Pettersson (32), J.T. Miller (32) 00:42 VAN 4,NYI 3

The Skinny       
Barry Trotz  remains tied with Peter Laviolette for 4th place on the all-time team list with 77 wins… Brock Nelson's tying goal was his team-leading 21st; while he has scored at least 19 goals in six straight seasons, this is only the third time he's reached 21.  Nelson is 6-3-9 in the last seven games... ..JT Miller reached 20 goals for the fourth time in five seasons…Michael Dal Colle scored for the first time since December 14th… Jordan Eberle has scored five times in the last nine games and now has 20 goals in 40 career games vs. Vancouver (among active players only Patrick Marleau -30 goals has more) …The Isles have earned points in three straight games (1-0-2), matching their longest streak since the 17-game point streak in October/November… Quinn Hughes is the youngest defenseman in Canuck history to score an overtime goal; he now leads all NHL rookies with 38 points…Josh Bailey now has at least 20 assists in seven straight seasons…Tom Kuhnhackl went -3 and did not play after the second period…Mathew Barzal has an assist in all five games he's played against the Canucks (0-7-7)… The Isles have gone to overtime in 16 of 50 games and are on pace to eclipse the club record of 25, set in 2009-10…While Tim Schaller scored on a delayed penalty, the Isles were not shorthanded for the third time this season...The Isles are 2-5-3 in their last ten home games… The Isles had a +27 shot advantage, largest since going +34 in Detroit on December 15, 2019…The Isles had at least 17 shots in the third period for the third time this season (10/14 vs STL, 11/19 @ PIT); the three times this season the Isles have had at least 17 shots are also the three games that the Isles have had at least 17 third period shots...Anders Lee played in his 250th consecutive game.

The Late Tying Goal
Nelson is only the second Islander to ever score a final-minute, game-tying goal at Barclays Center (in regular season play); Ryan Strome did so in 2016, also against Vancouver.

Nelson's goal (at 19:34) was the latest by an Islander since Anders Lee scored at 19:58 in Dallas on March 3, 2015.  It was the latest in an Islander home game since PA Parenteau scored at 19:47 vs. Toronto on January 24, 2012.

Last Season vs. This Season
The Isles are 29-15-6 thru 50 games this season; they were an identical 29-15-6 thru 50 games last season.  Their 64 points in 50 games matches the 2018-19 squad for the second-highest total in the Post-Cup era (65 points in 2014-15).

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum.  The Isles are 11-7-1 on Coliseum ice, but only 2-5-1 in their last 8 games in Uniondale.  The Isles are 4-0-3 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 Tuesday vs. Dallas.

Road Warriors
The Isles are 14-8-2 on the road this season, including 7-3-1 in the last 11 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 4-3-3 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 W 8-2
1/16 – NYRangers L 2-3
1/18 – Capitals  L 4-6
1/19 - @ Hurricanes L 1-2 (SO)
1/21 - @ NYRangers W 4-2
2/1 – Canucks L 3-4 (OT)
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 839-610-60-147 in 1,656 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  918
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    839
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,686
3. Barry Trotz        1,656
4. Al Arbour 1,607

First Things First
The Isles are 18-7-3 when scoring first and are 11-8-3 when allowing the opening goal.

Highest Percentage of Games Won (Post-Cup Era) Allowing First Goal
.545 (18-13-2) 2014-15
.500 (11-8-3) 2019-20
.459 (17-18-2) 2018-19
.410 (14-21-4) 1985-86

The Shots
Isles        11-9-17-0-37
Vancouver 5-13-5-1=24

The Isles are 9-6-4 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 20-8-2 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 29-15-6 overall; 15-7-4 at home (11-7-1 on Long Island and 4-0-3 in Brooklyn) and 14-8-2 on the road.  
Vancouver is 30-18-4 overall; 17-5-3 at home and 13-13-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 9-7-2 in Division games and 20-8-4 in games versus other divisions.  The Isles are 22-9-3 against the East and 7-6-3 against the West.  

In the Nets
Thomas Greiss made 20 saves; he is 14-7-2 on the season and 3-2-1 in his career against Vancouver.

Jacob Markstrom made 34 saves to improve to 20-13-3 on the season and 3-5-0 against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 0-2 in 4:00 of power play time; Vancouver did not have a power play.

The Isles are 11-4-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 18-11-5 when they do not.  The Isles are 11-9-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 18-7-4 when they do not.

The Isles are 4-4-3 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 4-5-0 when the power plays are even, and 21-6-3 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 25-2-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 4-13-3 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 61-4-5 when scoring three or more, with two of the three regulation losses coming against Nashville.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 15-4-6 in games decided by a single goal including 5-4 in regulation. They are 7-4 in games decided in overtime and are 3-2 in shootouts.  The Isles are 3-2 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Greatest Percentage of 1-goal games won 
1981-82 -- .800
1982-83 & 1976-77 -- .667
1991-92 -- .619
2014-15 -- .605
2019-20 -- .600
2018-19 -- .594

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 3-1-1 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 19-13-5 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Devon Toews (24:02); Vancouver: Tyler Myers (23:25)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 22:08 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (9-2-0), Ryan Pulock (11-5-3), Devon Toews (3-4-1), Scott Mayfield (2-1-0), Nick Leddy (2-3-2), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 23 Vancouver 27 (46%)  
Casey Cizikas won 5 of 7 for the Isles; JT Miller won 10 of 14 for Vancouver.

Hit Count
Isles 27  (Matt Martin -7)
Vancouver 19 (Two with 3)
 
Fights
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: 11 (Three with 2)
Vancouver: 26 (Oscar Fantenberg -4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 72, Vancouver 45
Corsi: 5-on-5 Isles 59, Vancouver 43

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Scott Mayfield +15
Vancouver: Two with +4

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 10, Vancouver 8
5-on-5: Isles 9, Vancouver 8

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 4-3-0 in the front-half and 5-1-1 in the back-half.  The next back-to-back will be February 10th at Washington and February 11th vs. Philadelphia. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 16-2-2 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 25-14-4 in night games and 4-1-2 in matinees. The next matinee will be February 17th in Arizona. 

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 250, Brock Nelson 227, Mathew Barzal 214, Ryan Pulock 177, Josh Bailey 135, Anthony Beauvillier 125, and Devon Toews 98. 

Iron Man
Anders Lee now has the fifth longest consecutive game streak while Brock Nelson has also moved into the top 8:
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. Anders Lee 1/26/2017 – CURRENT 250
6. John Tavares 10/16/2010 - 12/23/2013 246
7. J.P. Parise 1/7/1975 – 1/7/1978 240 (**)
8. Brock Nelson 3/16/2017 – CURRENT 227
 (*) 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 177
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Adam Pelech-INJ), (Cal Clutterbuck-INJ), Ross Johnston, Sebastian Aho
Total games lost: 120.

Late Heroes 
The Isles have scored three times 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.
2/1 vs VAN – Brock Nelson scored at 19:34, but the Isles lost in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have allowed three 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. 
1/16 vs. NYR- Chris Kreider scored the winning goal at 19:35.

Challenges
Isles: 4 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), (offside 1/21 vs NYR)
The Isles are 4-0-0 in games that they are successful and 0-0-1 in games that they are unsuccessful.

Opponents: 2 successful, 3 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),(no offside 1/18 vs WSH)
The Isles are 1-1-1 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 847…
18. Ken Morrow 550 *** 19. Duane Sutter 547 *** 20. Lorne Henning and Matt Martin 543 *** Claude Lapointe 535  *** 23. Tomas Jonsson 532 *** 24. Pat LaFontaine and Brock Nelson 530 *** 26.Kyle Okposo and Casey Cizikas 529

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
12. Billy Harris 184 *** 13. Ziggy Palffy and Anders Lee 168 *** 15. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 16. Josh Bailey 151 *** 17. Pierre Turgeon 147 ***18. Mariusz Czerkawski and Brock Nelson 145

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 313 …
21. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 22. Duane Sutter and Alexei Yashin 171*** 24. Jean Potvin 167 *** 25. Jeff Norton and Nick Leddy 166

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 464…
21. Mariusz Czerkawski 295 *** 22. Duane Sutter 292 *** 23. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 24. Anders Lee 287 *** 25. Ed Westfall 286 *** 26. Brock Nelson 281

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 187

Wins (Goalie)
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5.   Thomas Greiss 99

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 132
 
Coaching Wins
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Terry Simpson 81 *** 4. Peter Laviolette and Barry Trotz 77

Season Series Stats
Vancouver leads the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 1).  The teams will meet in Vancouver on March 10th.

The Isles are 3-0-2 vs. Vancouver in Brooklyn and are 6-0-3 in the last nine overall against the Canucks.

On the Farm   
The Sound Tigers got a goal from Kieffer Bellows on Friday but fell 4-1 to Hershey.  Bridgeport visits Wilkes Barre-Scranton on Saturday night.

Up Next
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th  -  DALLAS AT ISLANDERS AT BARCLAYS CENTER–7:00 PM
[MSG+ (pre-game at 6:30), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN-1050]
Following two more days off, the Isles will look to earn a split of the season series with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.

Dallas defeated the Isles 3-1 back on December 7th; it was Dallas' fourth win in the last five meetings between the teams. 
               
Jordan Eberle is expected to play in his 200th game as an Islander while Devon Toews with play in his 99th.

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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