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The Skinny: Isles 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"  

By Eric Hornick

Semi-Finals Game 6
Isles 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT)
Best-of-7 series tied, 3-3

The Islanders are headed back to Tampa Bay with a chance to dethrone the Stanley Cup Champions!

Anthony Beauvillier scored an unassisted goal 68 seconds into overtime as the Islanders rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of their semi-final series before a crowd of 12,978 at Nassau Coliseum. 

Tampa Bay, playing almost the entire game without Nikita Kucherov, got goals from Brayden Point and Anthony Cirelli to take a 2-0 lead. Point's goal made him the 2nd player in Stanley Cup history to score in nine straight games (Reggie Leach -10 in 1976).

However, Jordan Eberle made it a one-goal game again just 1:46 later and Scott Mayfield tied the game midway through the third period to force the brief extra session.

The series will be decided in Game 7 on Friday night in Tampa Bay.

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Brayden Point (14) Anthony Cirelli (5) 16:02 TBL 1,NYI 0

2nd Period
Anthony Cirelli (4) Ondrej Palat (5), Brayden Point (6) 12:36 TBL 2,NYI 0 
Jordan Eberle (4) Mathew Barzal (7), Andy Greene (1) 14:22 TBL 2,NYI 1

3rd Period
Scott Mayfield (2) Mathew Barzal (8), Adam Pelech (4) 11:16 TBL 2,NYI 2 

OT
Anthony Beauvillier (5) 01:08 TBL 2,NYI 3 
 
The Series (Series tied, 3-3)
Game 1: Isles 2, Tampa Bay 1 
Game 2: Tampa Bay 4, Isles 2
Game 3: Tampa Bay 2, Isles 1 
Game 4: Isles 3, Tampa Bay 2 
Game 5: Tampa Bay 8, Isles 0
Game 6: Isles 3, Tampa Bay 2 (OT) 
Game 7: Friday at Tampa Bay  8:00pm

The Skinny 
The Isles are 3-2 in game 6's under Barry Trotz, including 3-0 this season. It is the first time the Isles have ever won three game 6's in a single playoff year…The Isles have played 48 playoff games under Barry Trotz, matching Boston for the most in that span; only Tampa Bay (29) has more wins than the Isles (28)…Andrei Vasilevskiy had gone 114:25 of shutout hockey before yielding Eberle's tally.… The Isles have yet to have a lead after the first period in any game in this year's playoffs but rallied for their second win in seven games they have trailed after 20 minutes…The Isles have outscored their opponents 40-37 in 5-on-5 play…Nikita Kucherov's assist streak ended at eight games when he left the game with an injury…The team that has scored first has not trailed during regulation time in any game in this series…Casey Cizikas continues to lead the Stanley Cup playoffs in face-off percentage, winning 61.5%; he has had a losing record in draws only once so far in this year's playoffs…The Isles move within five wins of the Stanley Cup; they have not been closer since 1984, when they lost the Final in five games to end the Dynasty... The Isles have scored the last three goals, after allowing 12 straight goals…The Isles are 16-2 all-time in Game 6's on Coliseum ice…The Isles had the first seven shots of the third period, culminating with the tying goal…The Isles are 30-22 when facing elimination, including 3-2 under Barry Trotz…Anthony Beauvillier has now scored the winning goal in four playoff games (other three all in 2020, including two series-clinchers); it was his first playoff overtime goal…Each of the last three Islander OT goals have been unassisted (Bailey, Cizikas, Beauvillier)…Andy Greene's assist was his first point of this year's playoffs.

The Injuries
Nikita Kucherov was injured on his first shift and did not return. Both Matt Martin and Ross Colton left the game but later returned.

First Time in a Long Time
Brayden Point is the first player to score in nine consecutive playoff games since Reggie Leach scored in 10 straight in 1976.
The Isles allowed 12 straight goals for the first time since 1994 vs. the Rangers (15). 
The Isles avoided elimination by rallying from a multi-goal deficit for the first time since 1982, when they saved the Dynasty with a late comeback from a 3-1 deficit vs. Pittsburgh.
It was the earliest overtime goal for the Isles to avoid elimination since JP Parise won the first OT game in club history (:11 vs. NYR in 1975).

First Time for Everything 
Brayden Point is not only the first Lightning player to score in nine straight playoff games, he also is the first to have a point in nine straight Stanley Cup games. 
The Isles avoided elimination from a best-of-7 series by rallying from a multi-goal deficit for the first time .

For the History Books
The Isles are the first team in Stanley Cup history to go 18 consecutive games in a single playoff year without leading after the first period. The last playoff game that the Isles led after 20 minutes was Game 5 vs. Tampa Bay last season.
With their win tonight, the Isles re-take the title as best overtime team in Stanley Cup history.  The Isles improve to 40-22 (.645) while Tampa Bay falls to 22-13 (.629), including 0-3 this year.

Five Shortest Playoff OT Games in Isles History – all Islander wins
1. 04/11/75 @ JP Parise          W NYR 00:11 
2. 04/19/15 Vs John Tavares W Wsh 00:15
3. 04/16/80 @ Clark Gillies W Bos 01:02 
4. 06/23/21 Vs Anthony Beauvillier W TB 01:08
5. 04/17/80 @ Bob Bourne W Bos 01:24

Most OT Wins in a Year (Isles)
6 1980
4 1982
4 1993
4 2021

Most Overtime Wins in a Series
3 vs. Washington (1993)
3 vs. Florida (2016)
2 vs. Toronto (1978)
2 vs. Rangers (1979)
2 vs. Boston (1980)
2 vs. Philadelphia (1980)
2 vs. New Jersey (1988)
2 vs. Pittsburgh (2021)

Overtime is Our Time
The Isles are 40-22 (.645) all-time in overtime, including 20-13 at home. The Isles are 4-1 in overtime this season; they have gone 11-9 in 20 overtime games since 2015.  The Isles have re-gained their title as the best overtime team in Stanley Cup history after being passed by Tampa Bay last season. 

Overtime vs. Tampa Bay
The Isles are 2-4 all-time in playoff overtime games vs. Tampa Bay; the goals by Martin St. Louis and Anthony Cirelli clinched series and the Lightning went on to win the Stanley Cup. 
 
04/16/04 @ Martin St. Louis     L TB 00:04:07 Tampa
05/03/16 Vs Brian Boyle     L TB 00:02:48 Brooklyn
05/06/16 Vs Jason Garrison     L TB 00:01:34 Brooklyn
09/15/20 @ Jordan Eberle     W TB 00:32:30 Edmonton
09/17/20 Vs Anthony Cirelli     L TB 00:13:18 Edmonton
06/23/21 Vs Anthony Beauvillier W TB 00:01:08 Nassau Coliseum

Most Goals vs Isles in a Series
7 Dale Hunter 1993 (Wsh)
6 Al Iafrate 1993 (Wsh)
6 Rick Mac Leish, 1975 (Phi)
6 Gilbert Perrault, 1980 (Buf)
6 Brayden Point, 2021 (TB)

Most Wins After Allowing the First Goal (Isles)
8 1980 
6 1977
6 1993
6 2021
5 1981 
5 1983 
5 1984

Brock Best
Brock Nelson has 23 playoff goals for the Islanders, more than any Isles in the 2000s:
Brock Nelson 23
Josh Bailey 16
Anthony Beauvillier 15
Mathew Barzal 13
Jordan Eberle 13
J-G Pageau 11
John Tavares 11
Cal Clutterbuck 10

Nelson's 23 goals are ninth in Islander history, one ahead of Duane Sutter and one behind Brent Sutter. The nine players ahead of Nelson won a combined 34 Stanley Cup rings for the Isles. Nelson has scored more playoffs goals for the Isles than any other US-born player.

Hey, Josh Bailey!
Josh Bailey has 34 playoff assists for the Islanders, more than any Isles in the 2000s:
Josh Bailey 34
Mathew Barzal 25
Jordan Eberle 21
Nick Leddy 18
Brock Nelson 18
Anthony Beauvillier 14
Ryan Pulock 13
JG Pageau 13

Bailey's 34 assists are good for 11th in Islander history and are one assist shy of Brent Sutter's 10th place total (35). The ten players ahead of Bailey won a combined 38 Stanley Cup rings for the Isles. 

Bailey also has 50 playoff points for the Islanders, more than any Isles in the 2000s:
Josh Bailey 50
Brock Nelson 41
Mathew Barzal 38
Jordan Eberle 34
Anthony Beauvillier 29
J-G Pageau 24
Nick Leddy 23

Bailey's 50 points are 12th in Islander history and are two points shy of Duane Sutter's 11th place total (52). The eleven players ahead of Bailey won a combined 42 Stanley Cup rings for the Isles. 

Hometown Hero
Kyle Palmieri has seven goals in 17 games this spring. 

Only five players have scored more goals for the Isles in their first playoff run with the team:
Ray Ferraro 13 (1993)
Steve Thomas 9 (1993)
Patrick Flatley 9 (1984)
JG Pageau 8 (2020)
JP Parise 8 (1975)

Young Mr. Dobson
Noah Dobson is the second defenseman in Isles history to record at least seven playoff assists before his 22nd birthday. You may remember the other: Denis Potvin had nine assists in 17 games in 1975. 

With seven assists, Dobson is one behind Ryan Pulock and Devon Toews' total of eight assists last summer for the most by an Islander defenseman in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era.
Ryan Pulock 8 (2020) 
Devon Toews 8 (2020)
Noah Dobson 7 (2021)
Roman Hamrlik 6 (2002)
Dennis Vaske 6 (1993)
Vladimir Malakhov 6 (1993)
        Nick Leddy 6 (2021)

Pageau, Pageau, Pageau
JG Pageau has ten assists this spring; it is the fourth-highest total by an Islander in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era.
Josh Bailey 18 (2020) 
Mathew Barzal 12 (2020) 
Derek King 11 (1993)
JG Pageau 10 (2021)

Familiar Foes
This is the fourth all-time playoff meeting between the teams:
2004- Conference Quarter-Finals. Tampa Bay won series 4 games to 1.
2016- 2nd Round. Tampa Bay won series 4 games to 1.
2020- Conference Finals. Tampa Bay won series 4 games to 2.

Heavy Hitters
Cal Clutterbuck leads all players in this year's playoffs with 88 hits, while Matt Martin is second with 87; Ryan Pulock is fourth with 69 hits and Leo Komarov is tied-fifth with 66 hits.  The Isles lead all teams with 730 hits.

Barry and Al
Barry Trotz is only the second coach to lead the Isles to multiple series wins, joining Al Arbour. Terry Simpson and Jack Capuano are the only other coaches to lead the Isles to a playoff series victory. Trotz has won a playoff series in seven consecutive years (four with Washington and three with the Isles). Arbour did that from 1979-1985 (all with Isles) – no one had done it since, until Trotz came along.

Lou and Bill
Lou Lamoriello's win vs. Boston was his 31st playoff series win as a General Manager, which is second all-time to Glen Sather (41). Bill Torrey is third with 28 playoff series wins.  Lamoriello was named the winner of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award for the second straight season.

Led/Tied/Trailed
Game 1: Led: 27:28, Tied: 32:32, Trailed: 0:00
Game 2: Led: 0:00, Tied 28:43, Trailed 31:17
Game 3: Led: 0:00, Tied 12:44, Trailed 47:16
Game 4: Led: 34:30, Tied: 25:30, Trailed: 0:00
Game 5: Led: 0:00, Tied: 0:45, Trailed 59:15
Game 6: Led: 0:00. Tied: 25:54, Trailed 35:14
Series: Led: 61:58, Tied: 126:08, Trailed: 173:02
Vs Boston:   Led:  105:51, Tied: 197:54, Trailed: 74:39
Vs. Pittsburgh Led: 66:48, Tied: 158:11, Trailed: 177:22
Total: Led: 233:37, Tied: 482:13, Trailed: 425:03

The Lightning have not trailed in regulation time in four games in this series (2-3-5-6) but have not won the series; in 2020 the Isles trailed for a total of 8.8 seconds in games 2-3-5-6 vs. Tampa Bay but lost the series.

Playoffs All-Time
The Isles improved to 172-140 in 312 all-time playoff games. They are 95-53 at home (88-44 at the Coliseum, 2-5 at Barclays, 5-2 in Toronto and 1-2 in Edmonton) and 76-87 on the road. In this year's playoffs, the Isles are 6-3 at home and 5-4 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 877-635-60-158 in 1,730 games. 

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  962
3. Barry Trotz    877

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,761
3. Barry Trotz        1,730

Coach Trotz (Playoffs)
Barry Trotz has now coached 161 playoff games (83-78). His 161 games is 10th all-time (Mike Babcock is 9th with 164) while his 83 wins pass Toe Blake for 11th (Ken Hitchcock is 10th with 86). Trotz won the Stanley Cup with Washington in 2018; Joel Quenneville (3) and Mike Sullivan (2) are the only active coaches with multiple Stanley Cups.

Most Playoff Coaching Wins (active coaches)
1. Joel Quenneville 121
2. Darryl Sutter 89
3. Barry Trotz  83
4. Alain Vigneault 78

Most Playoff Games Coached (active coaches)
1. Joel Quenneville 225
2. Darryl Sutter 170
3. Barry Trotz  161
4. Alain Vigneault 155

Most playoff wins by Islander coaches:
Al Arbour 119
Barry Trotz 28
Jack Capuano 10
Terry Simpson 9
Peter Laviolette 4
Ted Nolan 1
Steve Stirling 1

Most playoff games coached (Islanders):
Al Arbour 198
Barry Trotz 48
Jack Capuano 24
Terry Simpson 20
Peter Laviolette 12
Steve Stirling 5
Ted Nolan 5

Most overtime wins/overtime record:
Al Arbour 26 (26-9)
Barry Trotz 7 (7-6)
Jack Capuano 4 (4-5)
Terry Simpson 3 (3-0)
Peter Laviolette 0 (0-1)
Steve Stirling 0 (0-1)

Most game 7 wins/game seven record)
Al Arbour 4 (2-2)
Terry Simpson 2 (1-1)
Barry Trotz 1 (1-0)
Jack Capuano 0 (0-1)
Peter Laviolette 0 (0-1)

Most playoff series wins:
Al Arbour 29
Barry Trotz 6
Jack Capuano 1
Terry Simpson 1

First Things First
The Isles are 5-1 when scoring first and are 6-6 when allowing the first goal in the playoffs.

The Shots
Isles         7-11-9-1=28  
Tampa Bay  6-9-9-0=24

Shots by Game
Game 1: Isles 31, Tampa Bay 31
Game 2: Isles 26, Tampa Bay 33
Game 3: Isles 28, Tampa Bay 25
Game 4: Isles 30, Tampa Bay 30
Game 5: Isles 21, Tampa Bay 40
Game 6: Isles 28, Tampa Bay 24 
Series: Isles 164, Tampa Bay 183
Vs. Boston: Isles 172, Boston 221
Vs: Pittsburgh: Isles 188, Pittsburgh 231
Total Isles 524, Opponents 635

The Isles are 3-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 2-0 when the shots are even, and 6-5 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 22 saves to improve to 7-6 in the 2021 playoffs and 31-26 in his playoff career. He is 8-8 in overtime.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves but falls to 11-6 in this year's playoffs and 44-28 in his career.  He is 9-6 in overtime.
 
Power Plays
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play in 4:00 of PP time (including 1:02 of 5-on-3 time); Tampa Bay was 0-2 on the power play in 3:02 of PP time. 

Power Plays by Game
Game 1: Isles 0-3 (6:00, 5 shots), Tampa Bay 1-2 (2:44, 4 shots)
Game 2: Isles 1-4 (6:20, 7 shots), Tampa Bay 1-5 (9:08, 8 shots)
Game 3: Isles 0-1 (2:00, 1 shot), Tampa Bay 0-1 (2:00, 1 shot)
Game 4: Isles 0-3 (5:12, 4 shots), Tampa Bay 0-1 (2:00, 0 shots)
Game 5: Isles 0-2 (3:19, 1 shot), Tampa Bay 3-6 (9:39, 9 shots)
Game 6: Isles 0-3 (4:00, 3 shots), Tampa Bay 0-2 (3:02, 5 shots)
Series: Isles 1-16 (26:51, 21 shots), Tampa Bay 5-17 (28:33, 27 shots)
Vs. Boston: Isles 6-16 (27:39, 23 shots), Boston 7-14 (19:44, 28 shots)
Vs. Pittsburgh: Isles 3-16 (27:00, 15 shots), Pittsburgh 3-12 (18:54, 19 shots)
Total: Power Play 10-48 (81:30, 59 shots), Penalty Kill 15-43 (67:11, 74 shots)

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 10-1 in the playoffs (6-1 in regulation and 4-0 in overtime) when they score at least three goals and 1-6 when they do not. 

Shutting the Door
The Isles are 7-3 when allowing two or fewer goals in this year's playoffs. 

One Goal Games
The Isles are 7-4 in the playoffs in one-goal games (3-3 in regulation and 4-1 in overtime). The Isles are 1-0 in playoff games where an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (24:04);  Tampa Bay: Victor Hedman (26:58)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 17:23 of ice-time 
Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (5-0), Nick Leddy (2-5), Ryan Pulock (2-2), Scott Mayfield (2-0)

Face-offs
Isles 28, Tampa Bay 20 (58%)  

Brock Nelson won 13 of 20 for the Isles; Steven Stamkos won 5 of 9 for Tampa Bay. 

Face-offs by Game
Game 1: Isles 28, Tampa Bay 18 (61%)
Game 2: Isles 27, Tampa Bay 24 (53%)
Game 3: Isles 23, Tampa Bay 26 (47%)
Game 4: Isles 27, Tampa Bay 21 (56%)
Game 5: Isles 27, Tampa Bay 28 (49%)
Game 6: Isles 28, Tampa Bay 20 (58%)
Series: Isles 160, Tampa Bay 137 (54%)
Vs. Boston: Isles 165, Boston 168 (49%)
Vs. Pittsburgh: Isles 181, Pittsburgh 164 (52%)
Total: Isles 506, Opponents 469 (52%)

Hit Count
Isles 34 (Matt Martin -7)
Tampa Bay 25 (Luke Schenn -4)

Hits Game by Game:
Game 1: Isles 40, Tampa Bay 41 
Game 2: Isles 37, Tampa Bay 32
Game 3: Isles 39, Tampa Bay 26
Game 4: Isles 36, Tampa Bay 42
Game 5: Isles 40, Tampa Bay 41  
Game 6: Isles 34, Tampa Bay 25
Series: Isles 226, Tampa Bay 207
Vs. Boston Isles 231, Boston 221
Vs: Pittsburgh: Isles 273, Pittsburgh 224
Total: Isles 730, Opponents 652

Blocked Shots
Isles 13 (Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech -3)
Tampa Bay 19 (Two with 3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 60, Tampa Bay 46 
Corsi: 5-on-5 Isles 49, Tampa Bay 40

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Anthony Beauvillier +7
Tampa Bay: Ryan McDonagh +10

High Danger Chances:
All situations: Isles 4, Tampa Bay 10
5-on-5: Isles 2, Tampa Bay 7

Corsi Game by Game:
Game 1: (All) Isles 45, Tampa Bay 55; (5-on-5) Isles 35, Tampa Bay 38
Game 2: (All) Isles 44, Tampa Bay 57; (5-on-5) Isles 29, Tampa Bay 38
Game 3: (All) Isles 62, Tampa Bay 42; (5-on-5) Isles 56, Tampa Bay 47
Game 4: (All) Isles 52, Tampa Bay 61; (5-on-5) Isles 44, Tampa Bay 53
Game 5: (All) Isles 44, Tampa Bay 56; (5-on-5) Isles 34, Tampa Bay 43
Game 6: (All) Isles 60, Tampa Bay 46; (5-on-5) Isles 49, Tampa Bay 40
Series: (All) Isles 307, Tampa Bay 317; (5-on-5) Isles 247, Tampa Bay 259
Vs. Boston: (All) Isles 312, Boston 414;  (5-on-5) Isles 264, Boston 355
Vs. Pittsburgh: (All)  Isles 303, Pittsburgh 411;  (5-on-5) Isles 257, Pittsburgh 367
Total(All) Isles 922, Opponents 1,142;  (5-on-5) Isles 768, Opponents 981

High-Danger Game by Game:
Game 1: (All) Isles 10, Tampa Bay 14; (5-on-5) Isles 9, Tampa Bay 8
Game 2: (All) Isles 12, Tampa Bay 15; (5-on-5) Isles 8, Tampa Bay 7
Game 3: (All) Isles 15, Tampa Bay 6; (5-on-5) Isles 14, Tampa Bay 6
Game 4: (All) Isles 10, Tampa Bay 9; (5-on-5) Isles 7, Tampa Bay 8
Game 5: (All) Isles 12, Tampa Bay 14; (5-on-5) Isles 8, Tampa Bay 11
Game 6: (All) Isles 4, Tampa Bay 10; (5-on-5) Isles 2, Tampa Bay 7
Series: (All) Isles 63, Tampa Bay 69;  (5-on-5) Isles 48, Tampa Bay 47
Vs. Boston: (All) Isles 55, Boston 72;  (5-on-5) Isles 42, Boston 54
Vs. Pittsburgh:(All)  Isles 66, Pittsburgh 72; (5-on-5) Isles 52, Pittsburgh 55
Total (All) Isles 184, Opponents 213;  (5-on-5) Isles 142, Opponents 156

Scratches
(Anders Lee), (Oliver Wahlstrom), Cory Schneider, Sebastian Aho, Braydon Coburn, Kieffer Bellows, Ross Johnston, Michael Dal Colle, Thomas Hickey, Austin Czarnik

Playoff games lost: 31

Post-Season Late Heroes (Final Two Minutes of Regulation, or Overtime)
Kyle Palmieri (16:30 of OT on 5/16 vs. Pittsburgh – Game 1)
Josh Bailey (20:51 of OT on 5/24 vs. Pittsburgh – Game 5)
Casey Cizikas (14:48 of OT on 5/31 vs. Boston – Game 2)
Anthony Beauvillier (1:08 of OT on 6/23 vs. Tampa Bay – Game 6)
Post-Season Late Goals Allowed
Brad Marchand (3:36 of OT on 6/3 vs. Boston – Game 3)

Playoff Challenges
Isles: Lost a goalie interference challenge (6/5 vs Boston; Bruins did not score on subsequent PP)
Opponents: Lost an offsides challenge (6/19 by Tampa: Isles did not score on subsequent PP)

Active Islander Playoff Leaders: (As NYI)
Games:
Matt Martin 72
Josh Bailey 70
Casey Cizikas 68
Nick Leddy 66
Brock Nelson 66

Consecutive Games
Matt Martin 72
Nick Leddy 66
Brock Nelson 61

Goals:
Brock Nelson 23
Josh Bailey 16
Anthony Beauvillier 15
Mathew Barzal 13
Jordan Eberle 13
J-G Pageau 11
Cal Clutterbuck 10
Anders Lee 8
Kyle Palmieri 7
Ryan Pulock 7
Matt Martin 7

Assists:
Josh Bailey 34
Mathew Barzal 25
Jordan Eberle 21
Nick Leddy 18
Brock Nelson 18
Anthony Beauvillier 14
Ryan Pulock 13
J-G Pageau 13

Points:
Josh Bailey 50
Brock Nelson 41
Mathew Barzal 38
Jordan Eberle 34
Anthony Beauvillier 29
J-G Pageau 24
Nick Leddy 23
Ryan Pulock 20

Penalty Minutes:
Matt Martin 109
Cal Clutterbuck 70
Casey Cizikas 44

PP Goals
Anthony Beauvillier 4
Mathew Barzal 4
Jordan Eberle 4
Ryan Pulock 3
Josh Bailey 3
Anders Lee 3
Brock Nelson 3 
Nick Leddy 1
Oliver Wahlstrom 1
Nick Leddy 1
Kyle Palmieri 1

SH Goals
Josh Bailey 1
 
GW Goals
Brock Nelson 7
Anthony Beauvillier 4
Ryan Pulock 3
Jordan Eberle 3
Josh Bailey 3
Mathew Barzal 2
Thomas Hickey 1
Leo Komarov 1
Andy Greene 1
Scott Mayfield 1
Kyle Palmieri 1
Casey Cizikas 1
Matt Martin 1

OT Goals 
Josh Bailey 2
Mathew Barzal 1
Thomas Hickey 1
Jordan Eberle 1
Kyle Palmieri 1
Casey Cizikas 1
Anthony Beauvillier 1

Goaltending
Semyon Varlamov 18-13  2.34 GAA, .920 save percentage
Ilya Sorokin 4-1 2.94 GAA, .921 save percentage

(Varlamov's 18 wins break a tie for second place in club history with Chico Resch. Only Billy Smith (88) has more playoff wins. Among goalies who have played at least ten post-season games, Varly has the best goals against average and second-best save percentage in club history.)

UP NEXT
FRIDAY, JUNE 25th  – ISLANDERS AT TAMPA BAY - 8:00pm 
[NBCSN, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN 98.7FM; Pre-Game and Post-Game coverage on MSG+]

Game 7.  

The Isle will look to advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 37 years as they face the Lightning in the game that will decide the Prince of Wales Champion.

This will be the 10th Game 7 in Islander history and the 9th to be contested on the road (including last year vs. Philadelphia as the "Road" team in The Bubble).  The Isles are 4-5 in Game 7s, with four different goalies (Chico Resch, Kelly Hrudey, Glenn Healy, Thomas Greiss) earning victories; they are 2-1 in Game 7 overtimes.  Barry Trotz is 3-2 in Game 7s (1-0 with Isles and 1-0 vs. Tampa Bay); Semyon Varlamov is 1-3 in Game 7.

This will be the 9th Game 7 in Lightning history and the 6th to be contested at home.  Tampa Bay is 5-3 in Game 7s ( and 3-2 at home).   This will be the 6th time the Lightning will play a Game 7 with a trip to the Stanley Cup Final at stake; they are 2-3 in the prior five.  Jon Cooper is 2-2 in Game 7s, but he has lost both Game 7s with Andrei Vasilevskiy in goal.

The Isles are 3-9 in 12 previous series that they trailed 3-2; in all three series they won game six at home and game 7 on the road.  This is the eighth time that they have forced a Game 7, going 3-4 in the prior seven.

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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