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The Skinny: Philadelphia 3, Isles 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"          

By Eric Hornick

Game 8
Philadelphia 3, Isles 2 (OT)
Scott Laughton scored 3:16 into overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Isles 3-2 at  Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.  The Isles are 0-3-1 on their road trip, with one game to play in Philadelphia on Sunday.

The Flyers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Isles knotted the game with a pair of goals 4:15 apart in the second stanza.  The Isles out-shot Philadelphia 21-8 in the final 40 minutes of regulation but could not find a third goal.

The Scoring:
1st Period
Jakub Voracek (2) Claude Giroux (2), Scott Laughton (4) 03:38 NYI 0,PHI 1
Kevin Hayes (4) James van Riemsdyk (4), Ivan Provorov (4) 13:55 NYI 0,PHI 2

2nd Period
Jordan Eberle (3) Adam Pelech (2), Brock Nelson (1) 07:31 NYI 1,PHI 2
Scott Mayfield (1) Nick Leddy (4), Mathew Barzal (5) 11:46 NYI 2,PHI 2

3rd Period
No Goals

OT
Scott Laughton (1) Shayne Gostisbehere (1) 03:16 NYI 2,PHI 3

The Skinny        
The Isles have lost five straight road games (0-4-1)…Mathew Barzal has points on eight of the team's 16 goals this season and leads the Isles in assists (5); Barzal appeared in his 240th consecutive game, tying JP Parise for 8th on the all-time club list…Jakub Voracek extended his point streak to six games (1-7-8)… Scott Mayfield's goal was his first in the regular season since last January 11th; he also scored the winning goal in the game 7 win over the Flyers last summer.…The Isles scored twice in the second period, matching their second period scoring in the first seven games.…The Flyers were held to 17 shots, lowering their season average to 23.0…Shayne Gostisbehere recorded his 200th point on the winning goal… The Isles allowed 17 shots (matching the fewest under Barry Trotz); it was the first time they allowed only 17 shots on the road since October 31, 2015 in New Jersey.

Milestone Men
Matt Martin appeared in his 700th NHL game (568 for the Isles), while Josh Bailey played in his 873rd  game, passing Clark Gillies for 3rd place on the all-time club list.  Semyon Varlamov appeared in his 499th NHL game; his next appearance will make him the 76th goalie in NHL history (and 14th active goalie) to appear in 500 NHL games. 

Circle Stars
The Isles won 22 of 44 draws; they have won at least half of the draws in every game this season.

Home and Road
The Isles are 3-4-1 overall; 2-0-0 at home and 1-4-1 on the road.
Philadelphia is 6-2-1 overall; 4-1-0 at home and 2-1-1 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 848-623-60-151 in 1,682 games, and he is now two wins shy of supplanting Ken Hitchcock as the 3rd-winningest coach in NHL history.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  929
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    848
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,710
3. Barry Trotz        1,682
4. Paul Maurice 1,608
5. Al Arbour 1,607

First Things First
The Isles are 3-1-0 when scoring first and are 0-3-1 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles    6-10-11-1=28
Philadelphia       6-4-4-3=17

The Isles are 3-1-1 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 1-2-0 when they are outshot.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 54-27-9 when outshot; the 54 wins are the most in the NHL.

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 14 saves; he is 3-2-1 on the season and 7-2-2 against Philadelphia.
Carter Hart made 27 saves to improve to 4-2-1 on the season and 1-2-0 in his career against the Isles. 

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-4 on the power play (8:00); Philadelphia was 0-1 on the power play (2:00).

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

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 2-1-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-3-1 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 69-6-7 when scoring three or more.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 1-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 1-0 in regulation. They are 0-1 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts.  The Isles are 0-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 0-0-1 in the front-half and 0-0-0 in the back-half.  This back-to-back concludes Sunday in Philadelphia.

Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 17-2-2 in back-ends.

Series
The Isles will play the same opponent in consecutive games twenty times this season.  The Isles are 2-1-1 in the first game and 0-3-0 in the second game:
NYR (W/L); NJ (W/L); WAS (L/L); PHI (Lot/)

Tired vs. Rested 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
The Isles are 0-0-0 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
The Isles are 3-4-1 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (23:53); Philadelphia: Ivan Provorov (24:53)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 22:30 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Nick Leddy (1-0-0), Ryan Pulock (2-2-1), Scott Mayfield (0-1-0), Mathew Barzal (0-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 22, Philadelphia 22 (50%)
Anders Lee won 5 of 6 for the Isles; Claude Giroux won 8 of 12 for Philadelphia.

The Isles are 3-3-0 when they win more face-offs than the opposition, 0-1-1 when they are tied, and 0-0-0 when they win fewer.

Hit Count
Isles 31 (Matt Martin -8)
Philadelphia 24 (Justin Braun -4)
Fights 
There were no fights.  Season total:0
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 11 (Two with 2)
Philadelphia 14 (Justin Braun -4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 55, Philadelphia 38
Corsi: 5-on-5 Isles 44, Philadelphia 31 

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Ryan Pulock +12
Philadelphia: James van Riemsdyk +4

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 8, Philadelphia 5
5-on-5: Isles 6, Philadelphia 3

Scratches
(Anthony Beauvillier-IR), Ross Johnston, Sebastian Aho, Michael Dal Colle
Games Lost: 8

240 Game Club
The Isles have three players who have active consecutive game streaks of at least 240 games, and they are three of just 18 players in the NHL whose streak began no later than the start of the 2017-18 season.   

Ironman Streaks: Anders Lee 276, Brock Nelson 253, Mathew Barzal 240, Ryan Pulock 203, Josh Bailey 161.  All five of them have played every game since Barry Trotz became the Isles' coach.

Iron Man
Anders Lee has the fourth-longest consecutive game streak while Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal have also moved into the top 10; it is the first time in club history that three different Isles have had concurrent streaks of at least 240 games:
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. Anders Lee 1/26/2017 – CURRENT 276
5. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975 - 1/17/1979 262
6. Brock Nelson 3/16/2017 – CURRENT 253
7. John Tavares 10/16/2010 - 12/23/2013 246
8. Mathew Barzal 10/6/2017- CURRENT 240
    J.P. Parise 1/7/1975 – 1/7/1978 240 (**)
10. Richard Park 10/5/2006 - 2/18/2009 221
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Iron D
Ryan Pulock has become the third Islander defensemen to play in 200 consecutive games: 
1. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2. Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 203
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Challenges
Isles: 0 successful, 0 failures 
The Isles are 0-0-0 in games that they are successful and 0-0-0 in games that they are unsuccessful.

Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failure (goalie interference 1/14 @ NYR)
The Isles are 0-0-0 in games where opponents' challenges go their way and 1-0-0 in games that go the opponents' way.

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored 0 goals and allowed 1 goal in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime:
For: 0
Vs: 1  [Justin Schultz, 1/26/21 @ WSH (19:33)]

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Josh Bailey 873…
17. John Tonelli 594 *** 18. Matt Martin 568 *** 19. Brock Nelson 556 *** 20. Ken Morrow 550 *** 21. Duane Sutter 547 *** 22. Lorne Henning 543 ***  23.  Casey Cizikas 542 …
28. Dave Lewis 514. *** 29. Richard Pilon and Mick Vukota 509 *** 31. Anders Lee 501 *** 32. Ed Westfall 493 *** 33. Cal Clutterbuck 486

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
12. Billy Harris 184 *** 13. Anders Lee 175 *** 14. Ziggy Palffy 168 *** 15. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 16. Josh Bailey 154 *** 17. Brock Nelson 152

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
6.  John Tonelli 338 *** 7. Pat Flatley 328 *** 8. Brent Sutter and Josh Bailey 323 …
20. Ed Westfall 181 *** 21. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 22. Nick Leddy 172

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
11. Derek King 499 *** 12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 477…
20. Ziggy Palffy 331 ***  21. Anders Lee 305  ***22.  Brock Nelson 298

Games Coached 
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Mike Milbury 192 …
6. Peter Laviolette 164 *** 7. Ted Nolan 163 *** 8. Barry Trotz 158
 
Coaching Wins
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Barry Trotz 85

Season Series Stats
Philadelphia leads the season series 1 games to 0 (and 2 points to 1).

The teams will meet again on Sunday in Philadelphia and then on March 18th and 20th at the Coliseum.

UP NEXT
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31st   – ISLANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA 7:00pm,
[MSG+ (pre-game at 6:30], WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 98.7FM]
The Isles have dropped the first four games of this road trip (0-3-1) and will look to get back in the win column with a victory in the back-end of a back-to-back in Philadelphia.

The Isles 17-2-2 in the back-end of back-to-backs under Barry Trotz.

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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