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The Skinny: Calgary 5, Isles 2

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 42
Calgary 5, Isles 2       
The Flames got goals from five different players and 13 Calgary players had points as they extended their win streak to six games by defeating the Islanders 5-2, before a COVID-limited crowd of 9,639 at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Noah Dobson and J-G Pageau had the goals for the Isles; Dobson leads all Islander defensemen with 19 points.  However, it was not enough as the Isles fell two games below NHL-.500 (17-19-6) for the first time in four weeks.

The Scoring:

1st Period
Adam Ruzicka (3) Rasmus Andersson (22), Noah Hanifin (18) 09:58 NYI 0,CGY 1
Noah Dobson (7) Mathew Barzal (19), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (8) 17:07 NYI 1,CGY 1 PPG
Christopher Tanev (4) Johnny Gaudreau (38), Oliver Kylington (18) 18:08 NYI 1,CGY 2 

2nd Period
Andrew Mangiapane (24) Adam Ruzicka (3), Nikita Zadorov (8) 15:32 NYI 1,CGY 3
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (6) Zach Parise (11), Oliver Wahlstrom (9) 16:50 NYI 2,CGY 3

3rd Period
Erik Gudbranson (2) Milan Lucic (8), Trevor Lewis (6) 08:00 NYI 2,CGY 4
Elias Lindholm (18) Matthew Tkachuk (29), Johnny Gaudreau (39) 15:13 NYI 2,CGY 5

The Skinny         
The Isles allowed the first goal for the eighth time in nine games; they have trailed 2-0 in six of them... Ilya Sorokin suffered consecutive regulation losses for the first time since November… Ryan Pulock went -4 … Mathew Barzal regained the team lead in assists... The Flames have gone out of the break red hot – defeating Vegas, Toronto, and the Isles by a combined score of 16-4…J-G Pageau scored his first goal since December 19th…Andrew Mangiapane scored for his third consecutive game, all at home. Only five of his 24 goals have come on home ice…Johnny Gaudreau had two assists and went +1, increasing his +/- to a season-high +36.

Road Warriors
Beginning with the All-Star Break, the Isles are playing 9 of 11 on the road. The Isles are 1-2-0 in that stretch and have been outscored 11-9.
2/9 @ Vancouver 6-3 W
2/11 @ Edmonton 1-3 L
2/12 @ Calgary 2-5 L
2/15 @ Buffalo
2/17 Vs. Boston
2/20 Vs. Montreal
2/22 @ Seattle
2/24 @ San Jose
2/26 @ Los Angeles
2/27 @ Anaheim
3/1 @ Colorado 

Histor-Z
Zdeno Chara played in his 1,647th NHL game;  Chara is just four games behind Chris Chelios' record for NHL defensemen.

All-time Games:
7. Mark Recchi 1,652
8. Chris Chelios 1,651  
9. Zdeno Chara 1,646

Home and Road
The Isles are 17-19-6 overall; they are 9-10-3 at home and 8-9-3 on the road.
Calgary is 26-13-6 overall; they are 10-4-4 at home and 16-9-2 on the road.

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 22 home games and sold out 20 of them. They are the twenty 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 894-654-60-164 in 1,772 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  970
3. Barry Trotz    894

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Barry Trotz        1,772
3. Joel Quenneville 1,768

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,474
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,343
3. Glen Sather 1,319

It All Starts at the Top
Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz have 2,237 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 13-4-4 when scoring first and are 4-15-2 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles    9-5-7=21
Calgary    10-8-11=29
The Isles are 6-6-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 11-12-4 when they are outshot. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 76-48-17 when outshot.

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves; he is 14-10-5 on the season and 0-1-0 vs. Calgary. 

Jacob Markstrom made 19 saves; he is 20-10-5 on the season and 5-5-0 vs. the Isles.    

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play (4:53); Calgary was 0-1 on the power play (2:00).

The Isles are 8-6-4 when they score at least one power play goal and 9-13-2 when they do not. The Isles are 5-7-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 12-12-3 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 15-3-2 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 2-15-4 when they do not. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 103-12-13 when scoring three or more.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 4-5-6 in games decided by a single goal including 2-5 in regulation. They are 1-3 in games decided in overtime and are 1-3 in shootouts. The Isles are 0-4 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game (including one game the Isles scored after allowing an empty-netter).

Back-to-Backs
Including tonight, the Isles are 5-3-1 in the front end and 2-6-1 in the back end. The next back-to-back is scheduled for February 26th  in Los Angeles and February 27th in Anaheim.
 
Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 23-10-5 in back-ends. 

Matinee Isles
The Isles are 1-1-2 in matinees this season; the next matinee will be on February 20th against Montreal. The Isles are scheduled to play thirteen matinees this season.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Noah Dobson (22:08); Calgary: Rasmus Andersson (23:48)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 20:56 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 (6-4-2), Zdeno Chara (2-1-0), Sebastian Aho (0-1-0), Robin Salo (0-2-0), Scott Mayfield (0-2-0), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (0-1-0), Noah Dobson (6-7-2).

Face-offs
Isles 29, Calgary 25 (55%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 13 of 19 for the Isles; Adam Ruzicka won 7 of 11 for Calgary. 

The Isles are 9-11-4 when they win more face-offs than the opposition, 0-1-1 when face-offs are even, and 5-9-1 when they win fewer.

Hit Count
Isles 12 (Two with 2)
Calgary 15 (Trevor Lewis -4)
Fights 
Ross Johnston fought Erik Gudbranson in the second period. Season total: 16 (Chara 4, Martin 4, Johnston 2, Bellows 1, Mayfield 1, Nelson 1, Palmieri 1, Pageau 1, Wahlstrom 1)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 22 (Noah Dobson -7)
Calgary 9 (Noah Hanifin -3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 49, Calgary 67
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 40, Calgary 66

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Anthony Beauvillier 3
Calgary: Rasmus Andersson +17

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 8, Calgary 9
5-on-5: Isles 6, Calgary 9

Scratches
Kieffer Bellows, Sebastian Aho, Kyle Palmieri, (Semyon Varlamov – COVID)
Games Lost: 107 (61 to injuries and 46 to COVID protocol)

Iron Man
Scott Mayfield played in his 131st consecutive game. Only two other Islanders (Zach Parise and Cal Clutterbuck) have played in every game this season.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 1 failure
The Isles are 1-0-0 in games that they are successful and 0-1-0 in games that they are unsuccessful.(no goalie interference 10/14 @CAR, offside 1/18 @PHI)

Opponents: 3 successful, 0 failures  
The Isles are 1-1-1 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; offside 12/19 vs VGK)

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored one goal and allowed two 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 – 12/5/21 vs CHI; Isles lost in SO)
Vs:  2 (Eeli Tolvanen 19:48 – 12/9/21 vs NSH; GWG, Shea Theodore 19:12 – 12/19/21 vs VGK; Isles lost in SO)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 956…
10. John Tavares 669 *** 11. Matt Martin 648  *** 12. Derek King 638 *** 13. Brock Nelson 637 *** 14. Casey Cizikas 625 … 
20. John Tonelli 594 *** 21. Cal Clutterbuck 570 *** 22. Anders Lee 558

Goals
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
11. John Tonelli 206 *** 12. Anders Lee 196 *** 13. Billy Harris 184 *** 14. Brock Nelson 183 *** 15. Ziggy Palffy 168 *** 16. Josh Bailey 165

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 367…
17. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 19. Nick Leddy 198 *** 20. Mathew Barzal 195 *** 21. Pierre Turgeon 193 *** 22. Ed Westfall 181 *** 23. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 24. Duane Sutter and Alexei Yashin 171 *** 26. Brock Nelson 167

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
8. John Tonelli 544 *** 9. Bob Bourne 542 *** 10. Josh Bailey 532 …
15. Kyle Okposo and Stefan Persson 369 *** 17. Brock Nelson 351 *** 18. Frans Nielsen 349 *** 19. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 20. Anders Lee 336…
24. Duane Sutter 292 *** 25. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 26. Ed Westfall 286 *** 27. Mathew Barzal 282

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
20. Jude Drouin +58 *** 21. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 22. Greg Gilbert +54 *** 23. Adam Pelech +53 *** 24. Gord Lane +48 *** 25. Adrian Aucoin +47

Games Coached 
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Barry Trotz 248
 
Coaching Wins
1. Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Barry Trotz 132

On the Farm
Bridgeport fell to 17-20-4-4 on the season with a 2-0 loss in Charlotte on Saturday as the teams split a back-to-back set.  The Islanders head home to face Rochester on Tuesday. 

Season Series Stats
Calgary sweeps the season series 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 0).

The Flames have won the last four meetings (and six of the last seven) between the teams.  It is the longest Islander losing streak vs. Calgary since the Flames won eight straight games between 1997 and 2002.

This was the first game between the teams in Calgary since February 20, 2019.

UP NEXT
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th–ISLANDERS AT BUFFALO 7:00 PM 
[MSG+2 (pre-game at 6:30), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles head to Buffalo to conclude the road trip as they face the Sabres for the 2nd time this season.

The Isles earned a 4-1 win on December 30th against the Sabres that raised their record to 10-1-1 in the last twelve meetings with Buffalo.    

The final meeting of the season will also be in Buffalo, on April 23rd.

Following that game – the 800th consecutive edition of  #TheSkinny!

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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