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Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Skinny: Carolina 6, Isles 3

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 1
Carolina 6, Isles 3
Andrei Svechnikov scored two goals and added an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes handed the Islanders a 6-3 defeat on Opening Night before a sellout crowd of 18,680 in Raleigh.

Anders Lee, playing in his first game in seven months, had cut the 'Canes lead to 4-3 late in the 2nd period but Teuvo Teravainen's goal midway in the third cemented Carolina's lead before Svechnikov scored an empty netter on a power play.
 
The Scoring:
1st Period
Mathew Barzal (1) Kyle Palmieri (1), Andy Greene (1) 07:23 NYI 1,CAR 0
Andrei Svechnikov (1) Teuvo Teravainen (1), Ethan Bear (1) 09:15 NYI 1,CAR 1
Jesper Fast (1) Jaccob Slavin (1), Jordan Staal (1) 13:57 NYI 1,CAR 2

2nd Period
Brock Nelson (1) Anthony Beauvillier (1), Josh Bailey (1) 00:52 NYI 2,CAR 2
Jordan Martinook (1) Steven Lorentz (1), Derek Stepan (1) 06:30 NYI 2,CAR 3
Nino Niederreiter (1) 11:28 NYI 2,CAR 4
Anders Lee (1) Noah Dobson (1), Kyle Palmieri (2) 14:20 NYI 3,CAR 4

3rd Period
Teuvo Teravainen (1) Tony DeAngelo (1), Andrei Svechnikov (1) 11:36 NYI 3,CAR 5 PPG
Andrei Svechnikov (2) Tony DeAngelo (2) 19:18 NYI 3,CAR 6 PPG-EN

The Skinny        
Brock Nelson played in his 302nd consecutive game to pass Bobby Nystrom for 2nd place on the club's all-time list… Nelson also scored his 28th goal in 72 career Brock-tober games…Josh Bailey recorded his 350th career assist on Nelson's goal, breaking a tie with John Tavares for 5th place on the club's all-time list; Bailey is now one point behind Nystrom for 10th place on the club's list…Zdeno Chara made his Isles return to begin his 24th NHL season while Zach Parise made his Isles debut; it was Parise's 1,061st NHL game (breaking a tie in games played with Denis Potvin).

First Times in a Long Time
The Isles allowed six goals in a season opener for the first time since 2006 in Phoenix; it was the first time in club history that they allowed at least two goals in each period of a season opener.
Zdeno Chara played his first game for the team since April 7, 2001. The 20 ½ year stretch between team appearances is the longest in any North American sport.
Brock Nelson scored for the 4th time in a season opener, matching Derek King's club record.
Semyon Varlamov did not start on Opening Night for the first time in eleven seasons.
Andrei Svechnikov is the first Hurricane since Brandon Sutter (2010) with a multi-goal game on Opening Night.

Most Islander Goals in October (2000's)
1. John Tavares 45
2. Brock Nelson 28
3. Alexei Yashin 26
4. Josh Bailey 25
Only 15 players in club history (led by Mike Bossy's 80) have scored at least 25 October goals.

Most Goals by an Islander on Opening Night
1. Mike Bossy 7
2. Brock Nelson 5
Billy Harris 5
Bryan Trottier 5

Most Points by an Islander on Opening Night
1. Bryan Trottier 14
2. Mike Bossy 11
3. Brock Nelson 9

The Long Road (to the New) Home
The Isles are 0-1-0 on their franchise-record 13-game road trip:
Thu Oct 14 at Carolina L 3-6
Sat Oct 16 at Florida         6:00 PM
Tue Oct 19 at Chicago         8:00 PM
Thu Oct 21 at Columbus 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 23 at Arizona         9:00 PM
Sun Oct 24 at Vegas         10:00 PM
Sat Oct 30 at Nashville 1:30 PM
Thu Nov 04 at Montréal 7:00 PM
Sat Nov 06 at Winnipeg 7:00 PM
Sun Nov 07 at Minnesota 8:00 PM
Thu Nov 11 at New Jersey 7:00 PM
Mon Nov 15 at Tampa Bay 7:00 PM
Tue Nov 16 at Florida         7:00 PM

Home and Road
The Isles are 0-1-0 overall; they are 0-0-0 at home and 0-1-0 on the road.
Carolina is 1-0-0 overall; they are 1-0-0 at home and 0-0-0 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 877-636-60-158 in 1,731 games. 

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  963
3. Barry Trotz    877

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,762
3. Barry Trotz        1,731

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,448
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,326
3. Glen Sather 1,319

It All Starts at the Top
Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz have 2,203 wins between them.  They start each game with more than any other pair in NHL history (David Poile and Peter Laviolette had 2,036 after their last game together).   Bill Torrey and Al Arbour had a then-record 1,462 at the end of the 1991-92 season, which was their last season together.  

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

The Shots
Isles    6-14-8=28
Carolina        8-22-11=41
The Isles are 0-0-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 0-1-0 when they are outshot.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 64-37-13 when outshot.

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 35 saves but loses his season debut for the second straight season.
Frederic Andersen made 25 saves to improve to 1-0-0 on the season and 8-2-1 vs. the Isles. 

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play (5:02); Carolina was 2-5 on the power play (6:24). 

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

Three is (Usually) a Magic Number
The Isles are 0-1-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-0-0 when they do not.  Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 89-10-11 when scoring three or more.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 0-0-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-0 in regulation. They are 0-0 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 will play nineteen back-to-backs this season; the first will be on October 23-24 in Arizona and Vegas. 
 
Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 21-4-4 (.793) in back-ends. This is by far the best record of any NHL team in back-ends during this stretch.  Tampa Bay has the next best record: 20-9-3 (.672).

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (22:36); Carolina: Brett Pesce (22:51)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 19:58 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Ryan Pulock (0-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 30, Carolina 37 (45%)
Mathew Barzal won 10 of 16 for the Isles; Vincent Trocheck won 9 of 15 for Carolina.

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

Hit Count
Isles 36 (Cal Clutterbuck -7)
Carolina 25 (Two with 4)
Fights 
There were no fights.  Season total: 0
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 22 (Ryan Pulock -6)
Carolina 10 (Brady Skjei-3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 48, Carolina 80
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 42, Carolina 59

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Zach Parise +1
Carolina: Three with +13

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 17, Carolina 16
5-on-5: Isles 16, Carolina 12

Scratches
(Matt Martin), (Semyon Varlomov), Kieffer Bellows, Sebastian Aho, Leo Komarov
Games Lost: 2

Iron Man Club
Brock Nelson has played in 302 consecutive games and Ryan Pulock in 252; both have appeared in every game since Barry Trotz became the Isles' coach.  

Iron Man
Brock Nelson has passed Bobby Nystrom for the 2nd-longest streak while Ryan Pulock is 8th:
1. Billy Harris 10/7/1972 -11/30/1979 576 (*)
2. Brock Nelson 3/16/2017 – CURRENT 302
3. Bobby Nystrom 1/7/1975 - 11/25/1978 301
4. Anders Lee 1/26/2017 – 3/13/2021 295
5. Mathew Barzal 10/6/2017- 5/3/2021 284
    Matt Moulson 10/3/2009 - 4/4/2013 284
7. Denis Potvin 11/29/1975 - 1/17/1979 262
8. Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 – CURRENT 252
9.  John Tavares 10/16/2010 - 12/23/2013 246
10. J.P. Parise 1/7/1975 – 1/7/1978 240 (**)
 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Pulock's streak is the 2nd-longest by an Islander defenseman, trailing only Denis Potvin's 262-game streak.

Challenges
Isles: 0 successful, 1 failure
The Isles are 0-0-0 in games that they are successful and 0-1-0 in games that they are unsuccessful.(no goalie interference 10/14 @CAR)

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures  
The Isles are 0-0-0 in games where opponents' challenges go their way and 0-0-0 in games that go the opponents' way.

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored no goals and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime:
For: 0  
Vs:  0  

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 920…
13. Stefan Persson 622 *** 14. Matt Martin 614 *** 15. Frans Nielsen 606 *** 16. Brock Nelson 605 *** 17. Kenny Jonsson 597 *** 18. Garry Howatt 596 *** 19. John Tonelli 594 *** 20. Casey Cizikas 591 … 
27. Kyle Okposo and Cal Clutterbuck 529*** 29. Anders Lee 521

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
11. John Tonelli 206 *** 12. Anders Lee 185 *** 13. Billy Harris 184 *** 14. Brock Nelson 169 *** 15. Ziggy Palffy 168 *** 16. Josh Bailey 162

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 ***4. Clark Gillies 359 *** 5. Josh Bailey 350

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
9. Bob Bourne 542 *** 10. Bob Nystrom 513 *** 11. Josh Bailey 512…
20. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 21. Brock Nelson 328 ***  22. Anders Lee 321

Games Coached 
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Barry Trotz 207
 
Coaching Wins
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Barry Trotz 115

On the Farm
Bridgeport opens their season with three road games: Friday in Hartford, Saturday in Providence, and Sunday afternoon in Springfield.

Season Series Stats
Carolina leads the season series 1 games to 0 (and 2 points to 0).  The teams will next meet on April 7th, also in Carolina on April 7th.

The Isles are 0-3-2 in their last five games with the Canes. It is their longest stretch without a win against the Canes since an 0-5-1 stretch in 2013 and 2014.


UP NEXT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th –ISLANDERS AT FLORIDA 6:00pm
[MSG+ [pre-game at 5:30], WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN1050]
Game 2 of this 13-game road trip will be on Saturday in Sunrise as the Isles visit the Panthers in the first meeting of the teams since the 2020 Bubble.  The Isles will play twice in Sunrise (November 16th is the other) before opening UBS Arena on November 20th.

The Isles have won the last four meetings between the teams in regular season play, including twice in a shootout.

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.


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