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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

The Skinny: Isles 5, Ottawa 3

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 21
Isles 5, Ottawa 3
Anders Lee scored two goals in the second period as part of the Isles' biggest period in over a month as the Isles extended their point streak to four games (1-0-3) with a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators before a crowd of 10,229 at Canadian Tire Centre.

It is the 28th two-goal performance for Lee, most of any active player without a hat trick; four teammates also had two points as the Isles snapped their eleven game winless streak (0-8-3).

The Scoring:
1st Period
No Goals

2nd Period
Anders Lee (5) Josh Bailey (7), Scott Mayfield (2) 03:00 NYI 1,OTT 0
Josh Norris (11) Drake Batherson (13), Thomas Chabot (12) 09:44 NYI 1,OTT 1 PPG
Oliver Wahlstrom (8) Kieffer Bellows (2), Austin Czarnik (1) 14:06 NYI 2,OTT 1
Anders Lee (6) Mathew Barzal (9), Adam Pelech (4) 14:33 NYI 3,OTT 1

3rd Period
Kieffer Bellows (1) Austin Czarnik (2), Oliver Wahlstrom (1) 06:26 NYI 4,OTT 1
Nick Holden (1) Tim St├╝tzle (9), Alex Formenton (2) 08:11 NYI 4,OTT 2
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (3) Scott Mayfield (3) 12:26 NYI 5,OTT 2
Alex Formenton (5) Connor Brown (9) 15:54 NYI 5,OTT 3 SHG

The Skinny         
The Isles have been outshot 75-43 in the first period of their last seven games…Oliver Wahlstrom now has four even strength goals to match his four power play tallies; he recorded his first assist of the season on Kieffer Bellows' game-winning goal…Three of Bellows' six career goals have been game-winners…The Isles are 3-0-0 in games played in Canada…Anders Lee has 11 goals in 21 career games against Ottawa…The Isles did not have a 2-goal lead at any point in their winless streak…Austin Czarnik had his first two points for the Islanders…Thomas Chabot played over 30 minutes for the third time this season (no Islander has done that in any game since 2014)…Mathew Barzal extended his point streak to four games (1-5-6) and his assist streak to 3 games (5 assists)…The Isles stopped Brady Tkachuk's four game point streak….The Isles scored at least five goals for the second time this season (6 in Montreal on November 3rd); each game featured a big second period for the Isles (4 in Montreal, 3 tonight)….The Isles allowed their fourth shorthanded goal of the season (after allowing none last year).  The Isles are 6-6-3 on the road, leaving them just one point shy of their road record through 15 games last season.

Final 4
Noah Dobson is the seventh player in Islander history to score a tying goal in the final four seconds of regulation time.

12/26/1991 vs New Jersey  Derek King 19:59
11/18/1986 @ Quebec Bryan Trottier 19:59
3/3/2015         @ Dallas Anders Lee 19:58
12/27/2008 @ Buffalo Chris Campoli 19:58
1/13/2007         vs New Jersey Miroslav Satan 19:58
2/26/2002         vs Boston Michael Peca 19:58
12/5/2021         vs Chicago Noah Dobson 19:56

Quick Responses Against
The Isles have allowed a goal within three minutes of scoring one six times this season, including five times since November 15:

10/14  Carolina 1:52
11/15 Tampa  :23
11/24 NYR  :20
12/4 Detroit 2:33 
12/4 Detroit 2:30 
12/7 Ottawa 1:45

The COVID List
Casey Cizikas is the lone Islander still in protocol while Ryan Pulock and Brock Nelson remain on the injured list.

Staying Close to Home
The Isles will not leave the Eastern Time Zone until January 4th in Seattle. The Islanders will not spend consecutive nights on the road at any point. By the time the Isles hit the Olympic/All-Star Break, they will have played 25 of their 47 games at home.

Histor-Z
Zdeno Chara played in his 1,626th NHL game. Chara is 3rd among defensemen in games played:
Chris Chelios 1,651  
Scott Stevens 1,635
Zdeno Chara 1,626

Chelios is 8th among all players in games played, Stevens is 10th and Chara is 11th.

Home and Road
The Isles are 6-10-5 overall; they are 0-4-2 at home and 6-6-3 on the road.
Ottawa is 7-16-1 overall; they are 4-9-0 at home and 3-7-1 on the road.

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played six home games and sold out all of them. They are the six largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home.

Leader of the Pack
Barry Trotz has coached more games and recorded more victories than any other active coach. Trotz' NHL record is 883-645-60-163 in 1,751 games. 

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  969
3. Barry Trotz    883

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,768
3. Barry Trotz        1,751

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,460
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,332
3. Glen Sather 1,319

It All Starts at the Top
Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz have 2,215 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 6-3-4 when scoring first and are 0-7-1 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles    3-9-15=27
Ottawa    9-13-11=33
The Isles are 1-3-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 5-6-3 when they are outshot. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 69-42-16 when outshot.

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves to improve to 6-6-4 on the season and 1-0-0 vs. Ottawa.

Filip Gustavsson made 22 saves but falls to 3-7-1 on the season and 0-1-0 vs. the Isles.  

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-2 on the power play (4:00); Ottawa was 1-5 on the power play (9:32).

The Isles are 1-2-3 when they score at least one power play goal and 5-8-2 when they do not. The Isles are 2-5-2 when they allow at least one power play goal and 4-5-3 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 4-1-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-9-4 when they do not. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 93-10-12 when scoring three or more.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 0-1-5 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 0-3 in games decided in overtime and are 0-2 in shootouts. The Isles are 0-2 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 2-2-1 in the front end and 1-3-1 in the back end. The next back-to-back will be December 19th vs. Vegas and December 20th vs. Montreal.
 
Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 22-7-5 (.727) in back-ends. 

Matinee Isles
The Isles are 0-0-1 in matinees this season; the next matinee will be on December 19th against Vegas. The Isles will play a total of fourteen matinees this season, after playing only two in the shortened campaign last year.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (21:42); Ottawa: Thomas Chabot (30:39)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau led Isles forwards with 20:35 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Ryan Pulock (2-1-1), Anthony Beauvillier (0-1-0), Mathew Barzal (0-0-1), Adam Pelech (3-2-1), Zdeno Chara (1-1-0), Sebastian Aho (0-1-0), Robin Salo (0-2-0), Scott Mayfield (0-1-0), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (0-1-0), Noah Dobson (0-0-2).

Face-offs
Isles 26, Ottawa 19 (58%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 13 of 22 for the Isles; Brady Tkachuk won 8 of 10 for Ottawa. 

The Isles are 3-8-3 when they win more face-offs than the opposition, 0-0-1 when face-offs are even, and 3-2-1 when they win fewer.

Hit Count
Isles 26 (Zdeno Chara and JG Pageau -5)
Ottawa 22 (Four with 3)
Fights 
There were no fights. Season total: 8 (Martin-2, Mayfield 1, Chara 1, Nelson 1, Palmieri 1, Pageau 1, Wahlstrom 1)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 15 (Andy Greene -3)
Ottawa 8 (Thomas Chabot-3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 51, Ottawa 67
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 35, Ottawa 39

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Cal Clutterbuck and Zach Parise +7
Ottawa: Nikita Zaitsev +13

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 9, Ottawa 9
5-on-5: Isles 7, Ottawa 4

Scratches
(Ryan Pulock -LTIR, Brock Nelson -INJ) (Casey Cizikas- COVID Protocol), Robin Salo, Matt Martin, Otto Koivula
Games Lost: 56 (27 to injuries and 32 to COVID protocol)

Iron Man
Scott Mayfield is the only Islander to play in least 100 consecutive games; he played his 110th  consecutive game tonight.

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: 2 successful, 0 failures  
The Isles are 1-1-0 in games where opponents' challenges go their way and 0-0-0 in games where challenges go the Isles' way. (goalie interference 10/16 @FLA and 10/23 @ARI)

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored one goal and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime:
For: 1  (Noah Dobson 19:56 – 12/6/21 vs CHI; Isles lost in SO)
Vs:  0  

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 935…
11. Derek King 638 *** 12. Matt Martin 631 *** 13. Billy Harris 623 *** 14. Stefan Persson 622 *** 15. Brock Nelson 619 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Casey Cizikas 606 … 
21. Ken Morrow 550 *** 22. Cal Clutterbuck 549 ***  23. Duane Sutter 547 *** 24. Lorne Henning 543 *** 25. Anders Lee 536

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
11. John Tonelli 206 *** 12. Anders Lee 190 *** 13. Billy Harris 184 *** 14. Brock Nelson 177 *** 15. Ziggy Palffy 168 *** 16. Josh Bailey 163

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 ***
4. Clark Gillies 359 *** 5. Josh Bailey 356…
20. Pierre Turgeon 193 *** 21. Mathew Barzal 184…
26. Jean Potvin 167 *** 27. Jeff Norton 166 *** 28. Ziggy Palffy 163 *** 29. Brock Nelson 162

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
9. Bob Bourne 542 *** 10. Josh Bailey 519 …
17. Frans Nielsen 349 *** 18. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 19 Brock Nelson 339 *** 20. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 21. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 22. Anders Lee 328…
26. Ed Westfall 286 *** 27. Mathew Barzal 266

Games Coached 
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Barry Trotz 227
 
Coaching Wins
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Barry Trotz 121

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 7-12-1-2 on the season; they are off until Saturday, when they host Toronto. 

Season Series Stats
The teams lead the season series 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0).  

The Isles are 7-1-0 in the last eight games against the Sens.

UP NEXT
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9th–NASHVILLE AT ISLANDERS 7:30pm 
[MSG+ (pre-game begins at 7:00), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles look for their first win on UBS Arena ice on Thursday when they conclude their season series with the Nashville Predators.

The Preds won the first meeting in a shootout; like Thursday, the Isles carried a four game point streak into that contest.

The Isles are 0-4-2 in their last six games against Nashville and are also 0-4-2 in their beautiful new arena.  It is the first time in NHL history a team has gone winless in their first six games in a new venue.

This is the first game of a stretch where the Isles will play nine of their next 11 games at home.

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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