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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Skinny: Philadelphia 3, Isles 1

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 24
Philadelphia 3, Isles 1
Kevin Hayes broke a 1-1 tie midway through the first period and Carter Hart made 23 saves as the Philadelphia Flyers earned a split of the home-and-home series with a 3-1 victory over the Islanders before a crowd of 18,143 at Wells Fargo Center.

Noah Dobson had given the Isles the early lead on a 5-on-3 but that was the Isles' only goal of the game.  Travis Sanheim scored a shorthanded goal 1:25 later to even the score.  Hayes' empty-netter completed the scoring to spoil a 30 save effort from Ilya Sorokin and stop a 10-game Flyer winless streak (0-7-3).

The loss ends the Isles' four game winning streak as they end November with 10-5-0 record.  The Isles host Nashville on Friday to begin a three-game home stand, and a stretch of five games in the Metropolitan area.

The Scoring:
1st Period
Noah Dobson (7) Mathew Barzal (24), Brock Nelson (12) 03:12 NYI 1,PHI 0 PPG
Travis Sanheim (2) Noah Cates (5), Lukas Sedlak (4) 04:37 NYI 1,PHI 1 SHG
Kevin Hayes (7) Lukas Sedlak (5) 09:45 NYI 1,PHI 2

2nd Period
No Goals

3rd Period
Kevin Hayes (8)EN Ivan Provorov (10) 19:26 NYI 1,PHI 3

The Skinny 
Noah Dobson is now third among NHL defensemen with seven goals (Erik Karlsson-11 and Rasmus Dahlin -8)… The Isles went 1-4 on the power play; the power play is now 8-25 in the last eight games and has scored in fourth straight (5-13).…The Isles fell to 10-2-0 when scoring …The Isles are 6-2-0 in divisional games this season…The Isles were outshot for the 16th time this season; their ten wins when being outshot are the most in the NHL…Mathew Barzal has 11 points in his last nine games (2-9-11)… Barzal still leads the team in assists (23) and points (25); he is one assist behind Nikita Kucherov for the NHL lead…Matt Martin's first period fight was the 100th of his NHL career; the 100 fights lead all active NHL players….Kevin Hayes has points in 9 of the last 10 games; it is his 9th career two-goal game, matching a career high… The Flyers have allowed 12 power play goals in their last 29 times short….Since opening the season 2-4-0, the Isles are 13-5-0 in the last 18 games… Brock Nelson played in his 700th NHL game, recording his 194th assist.  Nelson now sits 21st in club history in helpers, breaking a tie with Pierre Turgeon…The Flyers led after one period for only the second time this season…Travis Sanheim's shorthanded goal was the second allowed by the Isles this season….The Isles did not reach 15 wins last season until January 25th (15-14-6)... The Isles have outscored their opponents 35-20 in the third period… The Isles lead the NHL with 35 third period goals; they have scored 43 goals in the 1st period, 2nd period, and overtime combined…Luke Sedlak had two points in both games of the home-and-home; he only had one multipoint game this season prior to this pair of games.

The Injury
Cal Clutterbuck played only 4:18 before leaving the game late in the first period.  He did not return.

10-Win Month
The Isles went 10-5-0 in November.  It is only the fourth time in club history that they have won at least 10 games in November:
12-1-2 in November 1980
11-3-0 in November 2014
10-2-1 in November 1983
10-5-0 in November 2022
 
Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  15-9-0 for 30 points in 24 games
2020-21  7-12-5 for 19 points in 24 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  1-0-1
Season: 19-37-56
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading nineteen goals; they didn't score their 19th goal last season until March 3rd.   

The New Hit King
Cal Clutterbuck was credited with one hit, extending his own NHL record, before leaving with an injury: 

Most Career Hits (recognized by NHL beginning with 2005-06 season)
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,647
2. Dustin Brown 3,632
3. Matt Martin 3,486

Home is Where The Sorokin Is
Ilya Sorokin went 13-5-4 at UBS Arena last season and is 5-3-0 this season, despite allowing just 12 goals in the eight games (1.63 GAA, .954 save percentage). The Isles have scored only two goals in his three home losses this year and only ten goals in his eight career regulation losses at UBS.

Sorokin has the best home save percentage in the NHL this season. Among goalies who have played at least eighteen home games over the last two seasons, Sorokin has the highest save percentage (.937) and the lowest goals against average (2.01). 

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 415 career goals, good for 9th among actives and 92nd all-time. Tony Amonte is 91st with 416 goals.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Noah Dobson (24-63-87)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

Dobson is now 3rd in goals and 4th in points. The Isles will play 41 games this season before Dobson turns 23 on January 7, 2023.

Home and Road
The Isles are 15-9-0 overall; they are 8-3-0 at home and 7-6-0 on the road.
Philadelphia is 8-10-5 overall; they are 5-5-1 at home and 3-5-4 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 8-6-0 against the East (6-2-0 vs. Metropolitan and 2-4-0 vs. Atlantic) and 7-3-0 against the West (3-3-0 vs. Central and 4-0-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 52 games at UBS Arena and recorded 36 sellouts. The sellout crowds of 17,255 are the largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,501
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,378
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 10-2-0 when scoring first and are 5-7-0 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles         9-8-7=24
Philadelphia 12-9-12=33
The Isles are 5-3-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 10-6-0 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves; he is 10-6-0 on the season and 7-2-1 vs Philadelphia.

Carter Hart made 23 saves; he is 7-5-4 on the season and 4-3-3 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-4 on the power play (6:37, scoring 25 seconds into 5-on-3); Philadelphia was 0-2 on the power play (4:00).

The Isles are 8-5-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 7-4-0 when they do not. The Isles are 8-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 7-6-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 15-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-7-0 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 6-2-0 in games decided by a single goal including 3-2 in regulation. They are 3-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts. The Isles are 3-3 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Back-to-Backs 
The next set of back-to-backs will be in New Jersey on December 9th and against Carolina on December 10th.  The Isles are 3-1-0 in the front end and 3-1-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Mathew Barzal (23:49);  Philadelphia: Ivan Provorov (24:50)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 23:49 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-0), Noah Dobson (2-5-0), Adam Pelech (3-1-0), Ryan Pulock (3-1-0), Scott Mayfield (2-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 28, Philadelphia 27 (51%)
Casey Cizikas won 12 of 18 for the Isles; Morgan Frost won 7 of 11 for Philadelphia. 

Hit Count
Isles 30 (Anders Lee and Jean-Gabriel Pageau -4)
Philadelphia 38 (Nicholas Deslauriers -6)
Fights 
Matt Martin fought Zack MacEwan and Ross Johnston fought Nicholas Deslauriers in separate fights in the first eight seconds of the game.  Season total: 8 (Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston-2, Martin-2)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 15 (Ryan Pulock -5)
Philadelphia 19 (Three with 3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 53, Philadelphia 58  
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 37, Philadelphia 44

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Mathew Barzal +14
Philadelphia: Joel Farabee +8

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 7, Philadelphia 11
5-on-5: Isles 5, Philadelphia 8

Scratches
(Kyle Palmieri-upper body), Robin Salo, (Josh Bailey – upper body)
Games Lost: 12

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 106th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures – STL goalie interference 11/3

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

League reviews:  1 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood)

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins
The Isles have come from two goals behind after two periods to win three times this season and have not allowed the opposition to do so.
For: Trailed 3-1, Won 5-3 vs. COL 10/29
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 (OT) vs CGY 11/7
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 at NYR 11/8

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored two goal and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime. 
For(2): Brock Nelson vs COL 10/29 (18:39;EN/GW)
Josh Bailey @ TOR 11/21 (17:02; Isles won in OT)

Overtime Winners
For (3): Noah Dobson vs CGY 11/7 (4:02)
Zach Parise vs CBJ 11/12 (0:39) 
Anthony Beauvillier @ TOR 11/21 (1:56)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,013…
8. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 9. Matt Martin 708 *** 10. Brock Nelson 700 *** 11. Brent Sutter 694 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 686… 
15. Billy Harris 623 *** 16. Stefan Persson 622 *** 17. Anders Lee 619 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 609

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 220 *** 11. Brock Nelson 216 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 180


Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 382…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 244 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Brock Nelson 194…
25. Alexei Yashin and Duane Sutter 171 *** 27. Jean Potvin 167 *** 28. Jeff Norton 166 *** 29. Anders Lee 165

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 8. Josh Bailey 562  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 410 ***  16. Anders Lee 385…
19. Fran Nielsen 349 *** 20. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 21. Mathew Barzal 337

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
16. Tomas Jonsson +76 *** 17. Garry Howatt +75 *** 18. Adam Pelech +73 *** 19. Pat Price +70 *** 20. JP Parise +67 *** 21. Jude Drouin +58 *** 22. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 23. Greg Gilbert +54   

Defense Goals
1. Denis Potvin 310 *** 2. Tomas Jonsson 84 *** Kenny Jonsson 57…
6. Nick Leddy 45 *** 7. Roman Hamrlik 43 **** 8. Mark Streit 40 *** 9.  Ryan Pulock 39

Defense Assists
1. Denis Potvin 742 *** 2. Stefan Persson 317 *** 3. Tomas Jonsson 249…
8. Mark Streit 139 *** 9. Roman Hamrlik 120 *** 10. Ryan Pulock 118…
18. Dave Langevin and Thomas Hickey 95 *** 20. Adam Pelech 91

Defense Points
1. Denis Potvin 1,052 *** 2. Stefan Persson 369 *** 3. Tomas Jonsson 333…
8. Mark Streit 179 *** 9. Ryan Pulock 157…
17. Vladimir Malakhov 125 *** 18. Thomas Hickey 117 *** 19. Adam Pelech and Adrian Aucoin 125

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 53 *** 12. Mark Fitzpatrick 51 *** 13. Chris Osgood and Ilya Sorokin 49

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Tommy Salo 14 *** 5. Ilya Sorokin and Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 7. Semyon Varlamov 11

On the Farm
Cole Bardreau scored twice, and three teammates had a pair of assists as Bridgeport improved to 11-3-4-0 with a 6-4 win over Springfield on Sunday. Cory Schneider made 30 saves for his 8th win of the season.

Samuel Bolduc leads the team in assists (15) and points (18); Andy Andreoff leads the team in goals (10).  Cory Schneider is 8-1-1 on the season for Bridgeport; only two AHL goalies have more wins.

The Islanders host Providence on Wednesday.

Season Series Stats
The season series is tied, 1 game to 1 (and 2 points to 2). The teams will next meet on February 6th in Philadelphia; it will be the first game after the All-Star break.

Despite the loss, the Isles are 13-3-2 in their last 18 games against the Flyers, including 6-2-2 in their last ten visits to Wells Fargo Center.

UP NEXT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2nd —NASHVILEE AT ISLANDERS 7:30pm
[ESPN+/Hulu), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles look to get back in the win column as they conclude their season series with the Nashville Predators. 

The Isles are 0-6-2 in their last eight games with Nashville and are 0-4-1 in their last five home games with the Preds.  The last Islander win was in Nashville on October 28, 2017, by a 6-2 score; the Isles haven't beaten the Preds at home since their third-ever game at Barclays Center (October 15, 2015, by a 4-3 score).

This is the second of two consecutive games available only ESPN+/Hulu; Mike Monaco and AJ Mleczko will have the call.  These are the last nationally televised games for the Islanders in 2022.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 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

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Skinny: Isles 5, Philadelphia 2

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 23
Isles 5, Philadelphia 2
Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier scored 22 seconds apart in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and Ryan Pulock assisted on four consecutive goals as the Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Adam Pelech had given the Isles the early lead, but Lukas Sedlak evened the score before the period ended.  Joel Farabee's 5th goal in 15 games against the Isles put Philly ahead 2-1 before Zach Parise scored the first of his two power play goals to set the stage for the third period. 

The Isles scored all three goals in the third period; it was the fourth time this season that they had scored at least three goals in the final session. New York leads the NHL with 35 third period goals.

The Isles have won four straight and remain in 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division with a 15-8-0 record.  The Isles visit Philadelphia on Tuesday to complete the home-and-home, as well as the November schedule. 

The Scoring:
1st Period
Adam Pelech (3) Anthony Beauvillier (5) 04:33 PHI 0,NYI 1
Lukas Sedlak (2) Kevin Hayes (15), Ivan Provorov (9) 15:27 PHI 1,NYI 1

2nd Period
Joel Farabee (5) Kevin Hayes (16), Lukas Sedlak (3) 09:28 PHI 2,NYI 1
Zach Parise (6) Ryan Pulock (7) 16:38 PHI 2,NYI 2 PPG

3rd Period
Brock Nelson (11) Ryan Pulock (8) 02:57 PHI 2,NYI 3
Anthony Beauvillier (5) Ryan Pulock (9) 03:19 PHI 2,NYI 4
Zach Parise (7) Josh Bailey (3), Ryan Pulock (10) 11:57 PHI 2,NYI 5 PPG

The Skinny             
The Isles did not reach 15 wins last season until January 25th (15-14-6)... The Isles have outscored their opponents 35-19 in the third period… The Isles lead the NHL with 35 third period goals; they have scored 42 goals in the 1st period, 2nd period, and overtime combined… The Isles went 2-3 on the power play; the power play is now 7-21 in the last seven games.…The Isles are 10-1-0 when scoring first and remain 8-0-0 when leading after the first period…With their 15-8-0 record, the Isles are at least seven games over NHL-.500 for the first time since the end of the 2021 season (32-17-7)…The Isles are 6-1-0 in divisional games this season…The Isles were outshot for the 15th time this season; their ten wins when being outshot are the most in the NHL…Brock Nelson has 11 goals; all have been scored in the last 15 games…Mathew Barzal saw his seven-game point streak end (2-8-10)… Barzal still leads the NHL in assists with 23 and the team in points with 25…Kevin Hayes has points in 8 of the last 9 games…The Flyers have lost by at least three goals nine times this season; the Isles are 7-3 in 3+ goal games…The Isles have scored multiple power play goals four times this season…The Flyers have allowed 11 power play goals in their last 25 times short and are 0-7-3 in their last ten games….Since opening the season 2-4-0, the Isles are 13-4-0 in the last 17 games.…It was the Isles' NHL-leading 8th comeback win; the Isles had only ten come-from-behind wins all last season.

First Time in a Long Time
Zach Parise scored twice on the power play for the fourth time in his career and the first time since January 27, 2013 (for Minnesota against St. Louis).  Among US-born active players, only Joe Pavelski (156) has more power play goals than Zach (124).
 
Brock Strikes Again
Brock Nelson has scored the game-winner on consecutive days for the second time in his career (also April 8-9, 2017).  Anders Lee has also done that twice (December 19-20, 2014, and January 6-7, 2020), but no other Islander has done that in the last 15 years. 

Nelson also joins Mark Parrish (October 10-11, 2001) as the only players in club history to score the game-winning goal in the 3rd period of both halves of a back-to-back set.

The club record for consecutive game-winners in 3, set by Bryan Trottier in 1982 and equaled by Miro Satan in 2007.

A Very Helpful Ryan Pulock
Ryan Pulock is the third Islander defenseman with multiple four assist games:
Denis Potvin (7 times)
Stefan Persson (twice)
Ryan Pulock (1-20-2018 at Chicago and 11-26-2022 vs. Philadelphia)

Pulock had three assists in the third period.  It is second career three assist period (also February 2, 2019, vs. Los Angeles).  He is the first Islanders defenseman since Jeff Norton (twice in 1989-90 season) with multiple three assist periods.  (Denis Potvin did this five times and Stefan Persson three times; no Islander defenseman has ever had four assists in a period.)

A Fast 15
The Isles have won 15 of their first 23 games. It is the fifth time in the Post-Cup era that the Isles have won 15 times in their first 23 games or fewer:
1987-88 15-6-1
2001-02 15-5-2-1
2014-15 15-6-0
2019-20 15-3-1
2022-23 15-8-0

10-Win Month
The Isles are 10-4-0 in November.  It is only the fourth time in club history that they have won at least 10 games in November:
12-1-2 in November 1980
11-3-0 in November 2014
10-2-1 in November 1983
10-4-0 in November 2022
 
Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  15-8-0 for 30 points in 23 games
2020-21  7-11-5 for 19 points in 23 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  1-4-5
Season: 18-37-55
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading eighteen goals; they didn't score their 17th goal last season until March 1st.   

The New Hit King
Cal Clutterbuck was credited with four hits, extending his own NHL record: 

Most Career Hits (recognized by NHL beginning with 2005-06 season)
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,646
2. Dustin Brown 3,632
3. Matt Martin 3,483

Home is Where The Sorokin Is
Ilya Sorokin went 13-5-4 at UBS Arena last season and is 5-3-0 this season, despite allowing just 12 goals in the eight games (1.63 GAA, .954 save percentage). The Isles have scored only two goals in his three home losses this year and only ten goals in his eight career regulation losses at UBS.

Sorokin has the best home save percentage in the NHL this season. Among goalies who have played at least eighteen home games over the last two seasons, Sorokin has the highest save percentage (.937) and is tied with Igor Shesterkin for the lowest goals against average (2.01). 

Most Saves in a Shutout by an Islander
1. Jaroslav Halak 51  2/15/2018 Vs Rangers (Barclays)
2. Glenn Healy 50     1/16/1990      Vs Vancouver (Nassau Coliseum)
3. Ilya Sorokin 49       11/23/2022    Vs Edmonton (UBS Arena) 

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise scored twice and now has 415 career goals, good for 9th among actives.  Zach passed Garry Unger and Islander Assistant Coach John MacLean for 92nd place.  Tony Amonte is 91st with 416 goals.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Noah Dobson (23-63-86)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

Dobson is now 3rd in goals and 4th in points. The Isles will play 41 games this season before Dobson turns 23 on January 7, 2023.

Home and Road
The Isles are 15-8-0 overall; they are 8-3-0 at home and 7-5-0 on the road.
Philadelphia is 7-10-5 overall; they are 4-5-1 at home and 3-5-4 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 8-5-0 against the East (6-1-0 vs. Metropolitan and 2-4-0 vs. Atlantic) and 7-3-0 against the West (3-3-0 vs. Central and 4-0-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 52 games at UBS Arena and recorded 36 sellouts. The sellout crowds of 17,255 are the largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,500
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,378
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 9-1-0 when scoring first and are 5-7-0 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles      6-8-9=23
Philadelphia 4-15-9=28
The Isles are 5-3-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 10-5-0 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves; he is 5-3-0 on the season and 9-3-2 vs Philadelphia.

Felix Sandstrom made 18 saves; he is 1-5-1 on the season and 0-1-0 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 2-3 on the power play (5:53); Philadelphia was 0-2 on the power play (4:00).

The Isles are 8-4-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 7-4-0 when they do not. The Isles are 8-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 7-5-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 15-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-6-0 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 6-2-0 in games decided by a single goal including 3-2 in regulation. They are 3-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts. The Isles are 3-2 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Back-to-Backs 
The next set of back-to-backs will be in New Jersey on December 9th and against Carolina on December 10th.  Including tonight, the Isles are 3-1-0 in the front end and 3-1-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (20:48);  Philadelphia: Travis Sanheim (22:44)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 18:18 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-0), Noah Dobson (2-5-0), Adam Pelech (3-1-0), Ryan Pulock (3-1-0), Scott Mayfield (2-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-0-0)

Face-offs
Isles 22, Philadelphia 20 (52%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 10 of 16 for the Isles; Lukas Sedlak won 10 of 13 for Philadelphia. 

Hit Count
Isles 26 (Alexander Romanov -5)
Philadelphia 25 (Two with 4)
Fights 
Oliver Wahlstrom fought Tony DeAngelo in the 3rd period.  Season total: 6 (Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston, Martin)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 11 (Scott Mayfield -4)
Philadelphia 11 (Two with 3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 46, Philadelphia 53  
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 34, Philadelphia 46

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Anders Lee - even
Philadelphia: Patrick Brown +12

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 10, Philadelphia 8
5-on-5: Isles 3, Philadelphia 7

Scratches
(Kyle Palmieri-upper body), Robin Salo, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 10

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 105th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures – STL goalie interference 11/3

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

League reviews:  1 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood)

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins
The Isles have come from two goals behind after two periods to win three times this season and have not allowed the opposition to do so.
For: Trailed 3-1, Won 5-3 vs. COL 10/29
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 (OT) vs CGY 11/7
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 at NYR 11/8

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored two goal and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime. 
For(3): Brock Nelson vs COL 10/29 (18:39;EN/GW)
Josh Bailey @ TOR 11/21 (17:02; Isles won in OT)

Overtime Winners
For (2): Noah Dobson vs CGY 11/7 (4:02)
Zach Parise vs CBJ 11/12 (0:39) 
Anthony Beauvillier @ TOR 11/21 (1:56)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,013…
8. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 9. Matt Martin 707 *** 10. Brock Nelson 699 *** 11. Brent Sutter 694 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 685… 
15. Billy Harris 623 *** 16. Stefan Persson 622 *** 17. Anders Lee 618 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 608

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 220 *** 11. Brock Nelson 216 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 179

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 382…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 243 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Pierre Turgeon and Brock Nelson 193

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 8. Josh Bailey 562  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 409 ***  16. Anders Lee 386…
19. Fran Nielsen 349 *** 20. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 21. Mathew Barzal 336

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
16. Tomas Jonsson +76 *** 17. Garry Howatt +75 *** 18. Adam Pelech +74 *** 19. Pat Price +70 *** 20. JP Parise +67 *** 21. Jude Drouin +58 *** 22. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 23. Greg Gilbert +54   

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 53 *** 12. Mark Fitzpatrick 51 *** 13. Chris Osgood and Ilya Sorokin 49

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Tommy Salo 14 *** 5. Ilya Sorokin and Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 7. Semyon Varlamov 11

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 10-3-4-0 heading into a Sunday home matinee (3pm) with Springfield. 

Samuel Bolduc leads the team in assists (14) and points (17); Andy Andreoff leads the team in goals (9).  Cory Schneider is 7-1-1 on the season for Bridgeport; only one AHL goalies has more wins.

The Islanders will also host Providence on Wednesday.

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series, 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0). The teams will meet again on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

The Isles are 13-2-2 in their last 17 games against the Flyers, including 6-0-0 in their last six home games.

UP NEXT
TUEDSDAY, NOVEMBER 29th —ISLANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA 7:30pm
[ESPN+/Hulu), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles look to extend their winning streak to five games as they play the back end of a home-and-home series with Philadelphia. 

It's the first meeting of the clubs in the 2022-23 season. Last season, the Isles took three of four from Philadelphia, dropping the season finale in Philly on March 20th.  That loss ended an 8-game Islander win streak over Philadelphia; however, the Flyers earned five points in those eight Islander wins (0-3-5).   

The Isles are 13-2-2 in their last 17 games against the Flyers and are 6-1-2 in their last nine trips to the Wells Fargo Center.

This is the first of two consecutive games available only ESPN+/Hulu.   These are the last nationally televised games for the Islanders in 2022.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 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

Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Skinny: Isles 3, Columbus 2

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 22
Isles 3, Columbus 2
Brock Nelson scored an unassisted goal 6:10 into the third period to break a 2-2 tie and Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves for his third straight win as the Islanders defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 before a sellout crowd of 17,286 at Nationwide Arena.

Oliver Wahlstrom scored the only goal of the first period and Jean-Gabriel Pageau doubled the advantage with a power play goal at 7:51 of the second period but Columbus scored on both sides of a 5-on-3 in a :33 span to tie the game through 40 minutes. Simon Holmstrom earned his first NHL point on the Wahlstrom tally.

The Isles have won three straight and remain in 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division with a 14-8-0 record.  The Isles begin a home-and-home with Philadelphia as they host the Flyers on Saturday.

The Scoring:
1st Period
Oliver Wahlstrom (6) Mathew Barzal (22), Simon Holmstrom (1) 17:26 NYI 1,CBJ 0

2nd Period
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (6) Noah Dobson (9), Mathew Barzal (23) 07:51 NYI 2,CBJ 0 PPG
Yegor Chinakhov (4) Johnny Gaudreau (12), Kent Johnson (6) 14:05 NYI 2,CBJ 1 PPG
Kent Johnson (5) Marcus Bjork (3), Johnny Gaudreau (13) 14:38 NYI 2,CBJ 2 PPG

3rd Period
Brock Nelson (10) 06:10 NYI 3,CBJ 2

The Skinny             
The Isles did not reach 14 wins last season until January 21st (14-13-6)...Mathew Barzal had a pair of assists and now leads the NHL in assists with 23; he leads the Isles in points with 25 and is on pace for career highs in assists (86) and points (93)…Barzal now has a seven-game point streak and has points in eight straight games against Columbus (5-8-13), representing his longest streak against any opponent…The Isles have outscored their opponents 32-19 in the third period with six of those 32 goals being empty netters … The Isles lead the NHL with 32 third period goals; they have scored 40 goals in the 1st period, 2nd period, and overtime combined… The Isle have allowed twelve power play goals in the last 13 games, dropping their penalty kill from 1st in the NHL to 7th....The Isles went 1-4 on the power play; 11 of their 14 power play goals have come on the road; overall the Isles' power play is 6-18 in the last six games.…The Isles are 9-1-0 when scoring first and 8-0-0 when leading after the first period…With their 14-8-0 record, the Isles are at least six games over NHL-.500 for the first time since the end of the 2021 season (32-17-7)…The Isles are 5-1-0 in divisional games this season…The Isles were outshot for the 14th time this season; their nine wins when being outshot are the most in the NHL…Ilya Sorokin earned his 49th win, tying Chris Osgood for 13th place on the club's all-time list….Brock Nelson is the first Islander to reach 10 goals; he did not score in the first seven games…Johnny Gaudreau  (7-13-20) has 20 points in his first 20 games for Columbus…Jean-Gabriel Pageau has four power play goals this season; his career high is 5, set in 2020-21…Mathew Barzal has 11 points on the 14 Islander power play goals…Brock Nelson has three goals (two tying, one winning) in the two games against Columbus this season; he is 11-5-16 in 33 career games against the Jackets.

Nice Company
Mathew Barzal has 23 assists in 22 games; it is only the 6th time in club history a player has averaged more than one assist thru 22 games. Mike Bossy and Brent Sutter were the last to do so, both in 1984-85.  Bryan Trottier did it three times.

The November Nine
The Isles are 9-4-0 in November.

Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  14-8-0 for 28 points in 22 games
2020-21  6-11-5 for 17 points in 22 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-1-1
Season: 17-33-50
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading seventeen goals; they didn't score their 17th goal last season until February 27th.   

The New Hit King
Cal Clutterbuck was credited with two hits, extending his own NHL record: 

Most Career Hits (recognized by NHL beginning with 2005-06 season)
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,642
2. Dustin Brown 3,632
3. Matt Martin 3,480

Home is Where The Sorokin Is
Ilya Sorokin went 13-5-4 at UBS Arena last season and is 5-3-0 this season, despite allowing just 12 goals in the eight games (1.63 GAA, .954 save percentage). The Isles have scored only two goals in his three home losses this year and only ten goals in his eight career regulation losses at UBS.

Sorokin has the best home save percentage in the NHL this season. Among goalies who have played at least fifteen home games over the last two seasons, Sorokin has the highest save percentage (.937) and the second-lowest goals against average (2.01). 

Most Saves in a Shutout by an Islander
1. Jaroslav Halak 51  2/15/2018 Vs Rangers (Barclays)
2. Glenn Healy 50     1/16/1990      Vs Vancouver (Nassau Coliseum)
3. Ilya Sorokin 49       11/23/2022    Vs Edmonton (UBS Arena) 

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 413 career goals, good for 9th among actives.  Zach is tied with Garry Unger and Islander Assistant Coach John MacLean for 92nd place.  Tony Amonte is 91st with 416 goals.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Noah Dobson (23-63-86)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

Dobson is now 3rd in goals and 4th in points. The Isles will play 41 games this season before Dobson turns 23 on January 7, 2023.

Home and Road
The Isles are 14-8-0 overall; they are 7-3-0 at home and 7-5-0 on the road.
Columbus is 7-12-1 overall; they are 6-8-0 at home and 1-4-1 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 7-5-0 against the East (5-1-0 vs. Metropolitan and 2-4-0 vs. Atlantic) and 7-3-0 against the West (3-3-0 vs. Central and 4-0-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 51 games at UBS Arena and recorded 35 sellouts. The sellout crowds of 17,255 are the largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,500
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,377
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 8-1-0 when scoring first and are 5-7-0 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles        8-9-7=24
Columbus 5-11-10=26
The Isles are 5-3-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 9-5-0 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 24 saves; he is 10-5-0 on the season and 3-0-1 vs Columbus.

Joonas Korpisalo made 21 saves; he is 3-4-1 on the season and 3-3-3 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-4 on the power play (7:31); Columbus was 2-4 on the power play (5:01). The Jackets scored :28 into a 5-on-3 opportunity.

The Isles are 7-4-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 7-4-0 when they do not. The Isles are 8-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 6-5-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 14-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-6-0 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 6-2-0 in games decided by a single goal including 3-2 in regulation. They are 3-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts. The Isles are 3-2 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Back-to-Backs
This back-ot-back set concludes on Saturday against Philadelphia. The next set of back-to-backs will be in New Jersey on December 9th and against Carolina on December 10th.  Including tonight, the Isles are 3-1-0 in the front end and 2-1-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Scott Mayfield (22:35);  Columbus: Vladislav Gabrikov (27:26)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 20:02 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-0), Noah Dobson (2-5-0), Adam Pelech (3-1-0), Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Scott Mayfield (2-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-0-0)

Face-offs
Isles 28, Columbus 30 (48%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 15 of 26 for the Isles; Boone Jenner won 14 of 23 for Columbus. 

Hit Count
Isles 22 (Matt Martin and Anders Lee -3)
Columbus 27 (Sean Kuraly -4)
Fights 
Anders Lee fought Mathieu Olivier in the 2nd period.  Season total: 5 (Lee-2, Johnston, Martin, Wahlstrom)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 14 (Brock Nelson -3)
Columbus 21 (Vladislav Gabrikov-4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 60, Columbus 53  
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 40, Columbus 37

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Anthony Beauvillier +7
Columbus: 2 with +5

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 10, Columbus 11
5-on-5: Isles 4, Columbus 6

Scratches
(Kyle Palmieri-upper body), Robin Salo, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 9

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 104th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures – STL goalie interference 11/3

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

League reviews:  1 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood)

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins
The Isles have come from two goals behind after two periods to win three times this season and have not allowed the opposition to do so.
For: Trailed 3-1, Won 5-3 vs. COL 10/29
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 (OT) vs CGY 11/7
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 at NYR 11/8

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored two goal and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime. 
For(2): Brock Nelson vs COL 10/29 (18:39;EN/GW)
Josh Bailey @ TOR 11/21 (17:02; Isles won in OT)

Overtime Winners
For (3): Noah Dobson vs CGY 11/7 (4:02)
Zach Parise vs CBJ 11/12 (0:39) 
Anthony Beauvillier @ TOR 11/21 (1:56)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,012…
8. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 9. Matt Martin 706 *** 10. Brock Nelson 698 *** 11. Brent Sutter 694 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 684… 
15. Billy Harris 623 *** 16. Stefan Persson 622 *** 17. Anders Lee 617 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 607

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 220 *** 11. Brock Nelson 215 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 179

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 381…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 243 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Pierre Turgeon and Brock Nelson 193

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 8. Josh Bailey 561  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 408 ***  16. Anders Lee 386…
19. Fran Nielsen 349 *** 20. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 21. Mathew Barzal 336

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
16. Tomas Jonsson +76 *** 17. Garry Howatt +75 *** 18. Adam Pelech +71 *** 19. Pat Price +70 *** 20. JP Parise +67 *** 21. Jude Drouin +58 *** 22. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 23. Greg Gilbert +54   

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 52 *** 12. Mark Fitzpatrick 51 *** 13. Chris Osgood and Ilya Sorokin 49

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Tommy Salo 14 *** 5. Ilya Sorokin and Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 7. Semyon Varlamov 11

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 10-3-4-0 after a 6-5 overtime loss in Rochester on Friday and are now tied for 2nd place in their division. Andy Andreoff had a hat trick and Chris Terry added three assists for the Islanders; Jakub Skarek made 21 saves as the Isles rallied from a 5-3 deficit to tie the game and force overtime. 

Samuel Bolduc leads the team in assists (14) and points (17); Andy Andreoff leads the team in goals (9).  Cory Schneider is 7-1-1 on the season for Bridgeport; only one AHL goalies has more wins.

The Islanders host Springfield on Sunday afternoon and Providence on Wednesday.

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series, 2 game to 0 (and 4 points to 0). The teams will meet again on December 29th at UBS Arena and on March 24th in Columbus.


The Isles have won five straight games over the Jackets, matching their longest winning streak ever against Columbus.

UP NEXT
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26th —PHILADELPHIA AT ISLANDERS 7:30pm
[MSGSN (pre-game at 7:00pm), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles host the Philadelphia Flyers in the back end of the back-to-back and the front-end of a home-and-home series with Philadelphia. 

It's the first meeting of the clubs in the 2022-23 season. Last season, the Isles took three of four from Philadelphia, dropping the season finale in Philly on March 20th.  That loss ended an 8-game Islander win streak over Philadelphia; however, the Flyers earned five points in those eight Islander wins (0-3-5).   

The Isles are 12-2-2 in their last 16 games against the Flyers, including 5-0-0 in their last five home games.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 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

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Skinny: Isles 3, Edmonton 0

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 21
Isles 3, Edmonton 0
Ilya Sorokin made a career-high 49 saves for his 12th career shutout and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored shorthanded and power play goals in a 2:06 span as the Islanders blanked the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Sebastian Aho also scored to complete a three goal second period; the Oilers, helped by three power plays, threw 23 shots at Sorokin in the third period, but came up empty as Sorokin recorded his second shutout of the season. 

The Isles have won two straight and will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division with a 13-8-0 record.  The Isles will play the Blue Jackets in Columbus on Friday and then host the Flyers on Saturday.

The Scoring:
1st Period
No Goals

2nd Period  
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (4) Zach Parise (4), Adam Pelech (7) 04:33 EDM 0,NYI 1 SHG
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (5) Mathew Barzal (21), Anders Lee (11) 06:39 EDM 0,NYI 2 PPG
Sebastian Aho (2) Oliver Wahlstrom (6), Casey Cizikas (4) 16:56 EDM 0,NYI 3

3rd Period
No Goals

The Skinny             
The Isles did not reach 13 wins last season until January 18th (13-13-6) ...Mathew Barzal temporarily tied Nathan MacKinnon for the NHL lead in assists with 21; he leads the Isles in points with 23 and is on pace for career highs in assists (82) and points (90)…Barzal now has a six-game point streak …The Isles have outscored their opponents 31-19 in the third period with six of those 31 goals being empty netters … The Isles lead the NHL with 31 third period goals; they have scored 38 goals in the 1st period, 2nd period, and overtime combined… After allowing ten power play goals in the last 12 games, the Isles held Edmonton off the board in five attempts...The Isles scored on the power play for only the third time this season at home (3-27 11.1%); they are 10-34 (29.4%) on the road… Barzal passed Tomas Jonsson for 21st place on the Isles point list (334) …The Isles are 8-1-0 when scoring first…Jean-Gabriel Pageau recorded his 17th career shorthanded goal, tied for 7th among active players; since he entered the NHL only three players have recorded more: Brad Marchand (27), Cam Atkinson (19) and Andrew Cogliano (18)…
Pageau scored shorthanded and on the power play in a 2:06 span, 47 seconds faster than Zach Parise did against Pittsburgh this past April…Edmonton had no shots on goal in the first 12:03 and then had 49 shots on goal in the final 47:57 (which included a 8:43 stretch straddling the 2nd and 3rd periods in which they did not have a shot… Zach Hyman finished with 10 shots on goal – the most by an Islander opponent since Zach Parise did so for Minnesota on October 23, 2016; no Isles opponent had taken at least 10 shots without scoring since Alex Ovechkin did so on January 26, 2010.

First Times in a Really Long Time
The Isles shut the Oilers out for the first time since February 25, 1996, when Tommy Soderstrom stopped 25 shots for a 2-0 Coliseum win.

Most Saves in a Shutouts by an Islander
1. Jaroslav Halak 51  2/15/2018 Vs Rangers (Barclays)
2. Glenn Healy 50     1/16/1990      Vs Vancouver (Nassau Coliseum)
3. Ilya Sorokin 49       11/23/2022    Vs Edmonton (UBS Arena) 

Fastest Shorthanded and Power Play Goal by Same Islander
1:44 Patrick Flatley vs. Washington 12/23/1987
2:06 Pierre Turgeon vs. Dallas 4/8/1994
2:06 Jean-Gabriel Pageau vs. Edmonton 11/23/2022

Simon Says "Debut"
Simon Holmstrom, recalled from Bridgeport earlier in the day to replace an injured Kyle Palmieri, played 11:11 in his NHL debut and went +1.  Holmstrom, the first Islander to be born in the 21st Century, was born on May 24, 2001 – the 21st anniversary of the first Stanley Cup. 

Oliver's Getting Older
For the first time in his NHL career, Oliver Wahlstrom (born 6-13-2000) played a game with a teammate who is younger than he is.  Noah Dobson and Alexander Romanov are also born in 2000 (a day apart in January).

Blackjack!
Mathew Barzal has 21 assists in 21 games; Josh Bailey was the last to go 21/21, doing so In 2017-18.  It is the 11th time in club history it has happened (Trottier has five of them).

What a Start!
Ilya Sorokin has 12 shutouts in his first 89 NHL games.  Only two goalies in the expansion era have had more at this stage of their career: Tony Esposito (19), Chico Resch (13).

Defying Expectations
The Expected Goal model maintained by Natural Stat Trick showed that Edmonton's expected goals was 6.33.

It's only the third time since 2007 that the Isles have had an expected goals against of at least 6.3:
6.68 xGA April 4, 2008 vs NYR
6.52 xGA March 24, 2010 vs NYR
6.33 xGA November 23, 2022 vs EDM

Tradition, Tradition!
This was the 22nd  time since 1991 that the Isles have played at home on the night before Thanksgiving.  The Isles have gone 10-7-5 in those 22 games.

Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  13-8-0 for 26 points in 21 games
2020-21  6-10-5 for 17 points in 21 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  1-1-2
Season: 17-32-49
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading seventeen goals; they didn't score their 17th goal last season until February 27th.   

The New Hit King
Cal Clutterbuck was credited with five hits, extending his own NHL record: 

Most Career Hits (recognized by NHL beginning with 2005-06 season)
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,640
2. Dustin Brown 3,632
3. Matt Martin 3,477

Home is Where The Sorokin Is
Ilya Sorokin went 13-5-4 at UBS Arena last season and is 5-3-0 this season, despite allowing just 12 goals in the eight games (1.63 GAA, .954 save percentage). The Isles have scored only two goals in his three home losses this year and only ten goals in his eight career regulation losses at UBS.

Sorokin has the best home save percentage in the NHL this season. Among goalies who have played at least fifteen home games over the last two seasons, Sorokin has the highest save percentage (.937) and the second-lowest goals against average (2.01). 

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 413 career goals, good for 9th among actives.  Zach is tied with Garry Unger and Islander Assistant Coach John MacLean for 92nd place.  Tony Amonte is 91st with 416 goals.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Noah Dobson (23-62-85)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

Dobson is now 3rd in goals and 4th in points. The Isles will play 41 games this season before Dobson turns 23 on January 7, 2023.

Home and Road
The Isles are 13-8-0 overall; they are 7-3-0 at home and 6-5-0 on the road.
Edmonton is 10-10-0 overall; they are 5-6-0 at home and 5-4-0 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 6-5-0 against the East and 7-3-0 against the West.

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 51 games at UBS Arena and recorded 35 sellouts. The sellout crowds of 17,255 are the largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,500
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,376
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 7-1-0 when scoring first and are 5-7-0 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles        12-11-8=31
Edmonton      9-17-23=49
The Isles are 5-3-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 8-4-0 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 49 saves; he is 9-5-0 on the season and 2-1-0 vs Edmonton.

Jack Campbell made 28 saves; he is 6-5-0 on the season and 1-1-0 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-2 on the power play (2:28); Edmonton was 0-5 on the power play (9:10). 

The Isles are 6-4-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 7-4-0 when they do not. The Isles are 7-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 6-5-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 13-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-6-0 when they do not.

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

Back-to-Backs
The next set of back-to-backs will be in Columbus on November 25th and against Philadelphia on November 26th.  The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front end and 2-1-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (24:09);  Edmonton: Darnell Nurse (26:48)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 19:29 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-0), Noah Dobson (2-5-0), Adam Pelech (3-1-0), Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-0-0)

Face-offs
Isles 37, Edmonton 34 (52%)
Casey Cizikas won 10 of 15 for the Isles; Brad Malone won 6 of 8 for Edmonton. 

Hit Count
Isles 20 (Cal Clutterbuck and Alexander Romanov -5)
Edmonton 17 (Brad Malone -3)
Fights 
None.  Season total: 4 (Johnston, Lee, Martin, Wahlstrom)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 14 (Ryan Pulock and Brock Nelson -3)
Edmonton 9 (Jesse Puljujarvi- 2)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 44, Edmonton 75  (Including 35-8 in the 3rd period)
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 37, Edmonton 50

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Anthony Beauvillier +2
Edmonton: 3 with +6

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 9, Edmonton 23
5-on-5: Isles 7, Edmonton 13

Scratches
(Kyle Palmieri-upper body), Robin Salo, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 8

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 103rd consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures – STL goalie interference 11/3

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

League reviews:  1 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood)

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins
The Isles have come from two goals behind after two periods to win three times this season and have not allowed the opposition to do so.
For: Trailed 3-1, Won 5-3 vs. COL 10/29
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 (OT) vs CGY 11/7
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 at NYR 11/8

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored two goal and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime. 
For(2): Brock Nelson vs COL 10/29 (18:39;EN/GW)
Josh Bailey @ TOR 11/21 (17:02; Isles won in OT)

Overtime Winners
For (2): Noah Dobson vs CGY 11/7 (4:02)
Zach Parise vs CBJ 11/12 (0:39) 
Anthony Beauvillier @ TOR 11/21

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,011…
8. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 9. Matt Martin 705 *** 10. Brock Nelson 697 *** 11. Brent Sutter 694 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 683… 
15. Billy Harris 623 *** 16. Stefan Persson 622 *** 17. Anders Lee 616 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 606

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 220 *** 11. Brock Nelson 214 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 179

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 381…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 241 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Pierre Turgeon and Brock Nelson 193

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 8. Josh Bailey 561  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 407 ***  16. Anders Lee 386…
19. Fran Nielsen 349 *** 20. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 21. Mathew Barzal 334

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
16. Tomas Jonsson +76 *** 17. Garry Howatt +75 *** 18. Adam Pelech +71 *** 19. Pat Price +70 *** 20. JP Parise +67 *** 21. Jude Drouin +58 *** 22. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 23. Greg Gilbert +54   

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 52 *** 12. Mark Fitzpatrick 51 *** 13. Chris Osgood 49 *** 14. Ilya Sorokin 48

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Tommy Salo 14 *** 5. Ilya Sorokin and Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 7. Semyon Varlamov 11

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 10-3-3-0 after a 6-3 win over Hartford on Wednesday and sit in 2nd place in their division. Otto Koivula scored twice and added an assist  and Arnaud Durandeau had three assists while Cory Schneider made 24 saves as the Baby Isles defeated the Baby Rangers for the third time in as many games this season.

Samuel Bolduc has taken over the team in points (15); William Dufour, Andy Andreoff and Hudson Fasching lead the team in goals (6) while Bolduc's 12 assists lead the squad.  Cory Schneider is 7-1-1 on the season for Bridgeport; only one AHL goalies has more wins.

The Islanders are off until Sunday afternoon, when they host Springfield. 

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series, 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0). The teams will meet again on January 5th  in Edmonton to conclude the season series.

The Isles are now 12-1-2 in their last 15 home games against the Oilers and are 4-2-4 in their last ten games overall.

UP NEXT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25th —ISLANDERS AT COLUMBUS 8:00pm
[MSGSN2 (pre-game at 7:30pm), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles begin a back-to-back set and a stretch of three divisional games as they visit Columbus for the first time this season.

It's the second meeting of the clubs in the 2022-23 season. Zach Parise scored 39 seconds into overtime to give the Isles a victory on November 12th in a game that Isles never led.  Columbus took three separate one goal leads only to have the Islanders tie the score each time. 

The Isles will be looking for their 5th straight win over the Jackets; this would match their longest winning streak ever against Columbus.

And Finally...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 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

Monday, November 21, 2022

The Skinny: Isles 3, Toronto 2 (OT)

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 20
Isles 3, Toronto 2 (OT)
Anthony Beauvillier scored 1:56 into overtime as the Isles rallied from a late 2-1 deficit for a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs before a crowd of 18,494 at ScotiaBank Center in Toronto.

Noah Dobson had given the Isles a 1-0 lead in the first period but goals by John Tavares and Auston Mathews gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead through 40 minutes.  It stayed that way under 17:02 of the third, when Josh Bailey's unassisted tally knotted the score and set the stage for Beauvillier's 5th career overtime goal.

The Isles split the road trip, going 2-2-0, and they are now 12-8-0 on the season.  The Isles will play their first home game in eleven days on Thanksgiving Eve against Edmonton.

The Scoring:
1st Period
Noah Dobson (6) Sebastian Aho (3), Mathew Barzal (20) 15:21 NYI 1,TOR 0

2nd Period
John Tavares (11) William Nylander (11), Mitchell Marner (19) 04:49 NYI 1,TOR 1 PPG
Auston Matthews (9) Timothy Liljegren (1), Rasmus Sandin (6) 14:06 NYI 1,TOR 2

3rd Period
Josh Bailey (4) 17:02 NYI 2,TOR 2 

OT
Anthony Beauvillier (4) Brock Nelson (11), Noah Dobson (8) 01:56 NYI 3,TOR 2

The Skinny             
The Isles did not reach 12 wins last season until January 17th (12-13-6)...Mathew Barzal became the third player in the NHL to reach 20 assists; he leads the Isles in points with 22 and is on pace for career highs in assists (82) and points (91)…Barzal now has a five-game point streak …The Isles have outscored their opponents 31-19 in the third period with six of those 31 goals being empty netters … The Isles lead the NHL with 31 third period goals; they have scored 35 goals in the 1st period, 2nd period, and overtime combined… The Isles have allowed ten power play goals in the last 12 games after being perfect on the penalty kill in the first eight games this season….The Isles power play is 10-34 (29.4%) on the road, but only 2-25 (8.0%) at home … Mitch Marner extended his point streak to 13 games; it's the longest in the NHL this season…Mathew Barzal tied Tomas Jonsson for 21st place on Isles point list (333) while Brock Nelson tied Pierre Turgeon for 21st place in assists (193)…The Isles had lost their previous four games to Toronto, losing to a different goalie in each game…The Isles are 5-0-0 when leading after the first period…Noah Dobson is tied for third in defensemen goals with Adam Fox (6); only Erik Karlsson (11) and Rasmus Sundin (7) have more; Denis Potvin is the only defenseman in Isles history to reach 18 goals in a season and Dobson is now 1/3 of the way in just 20 games…John Tavares' goal was his third in nine games against the Isles; it came in his 300th regular season game for the Leafs…The Isles have scored three overtime goals on four shots on goal; Toronto has allowed five overtime goals on twelve shots…The Isles improve to 4-6-0 when trailing after two periods; they are tied for the NHL lead with four third period comeback wins…With their win tonight, the Isles are guaranteed to be in a playoff spot at US Thanksgiving.

Beau-vertime!
Anthony Beauvillier scored his 5th career overtime goal:
1. 14-Dec-19 Vs Buffalo
2. 4-Feb-20 Vs Dallas
3. 22-Mar-21 @ Philadelphia
4. 25-Mar-21 @ Boston
5. 21-Nov-22 @ Toronto

All-time Isles Regular Season OT Goal Leaders
1. John Tavares 11
2. Brock Nelson 6
        Josh Bailey 6 
        Kyle Okposo 6
5. Anthony Beauvillier 5
        Thomas Hickey 5

First Time in a Long Time
The Isles last scored a goal in three consecutive overtimes in November/December 2009:
23-Nov-09 @ Toronto   (Josh Bailey)
12-Dec-09 Vs Boston   (Frans Nielsen)
26-Dec-09 @ New York (Kyle Okposo)

Most Goals By a Defenseman in First 20 Games of Season
Denis Potvin 1978-79 10
Denis Potvin 1975-76 9
Denis Potvin 1976-77 9
Bryan Berard 1997-98 7
Paul Boutilier 1984-85 6
Roman Hamrlik 2000-01 6
Noah Dobson 2022-23 6

This is 20/20
Mathew Barzal has 20 assists in 20 games; Bryan Trottier was the last to go 20/20, doing so in 1986-87.  It is the 11th time in club history it has happened (Trottier has 6 of them).

Double-Hitter
Both Cal Clutterbuck and Alexander Romanov had nine hits; it is the first time in exactly four years (November 21, 2018) that two Islanders had at least nine hits in a game.  Leo Komarov and Adam Pelech did it that night – it was also the last time an Isles defenseman had nine hits before tonight.  Clutterbuck and Matt Martin also did it in 2015 vs. Philadelphia; that was the first time it happened since hits became an official stat in 2005-06.

Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  12-8-0 for 24 points in 20 games
2020-21  5-10-5 for 15 points in 20 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  1-2-3
Season: 16-31-47
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading sixteen goals; they didn't score their 16th goal last season until February 27th.   

The New Hit King
Cal Clutterbuck was credited with nine hits, and in the process established a new NHL record for career hits:

Most Career Hits (recognized by NHL beginning with 2005-06 season)
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,635
2. Dustin Brown 3,632
3. Matt Martin 3,476

Home is Where The Sorokin Is
Ilya Sorokin went 13-5-4 at UBS Arena last season and is 4-3-0 this season,  despite allowing just 12 goals in the seven games (1.86 GAA, .945 save percentage). The Isles have scored only two goals in his three home losses this year and only ten goals in his eight career regulation losses at UBS.

Among goalies who have played at least fifteen home games over the last two seasons, Sorokin has the second highest save percentage (.933) and the third-lowest goals against average (2.08). 

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 413 career goals, good for 9th among actives.  Zach is now tied with Garry Unger and Islander Assistant Coach John MacLean for 92nd place.  Tony Amonte is 91st with 416 goals.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Noah Dobson (23-62-85)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

Dobson is now 3rd in goals and 4th in points. The Isles will play 41 games this season before Dobson turns 23 on January 7, 2023.

Home and Road
The Isles are 12-8-0 overall; they are 6-3-0 at home and 6-5-0 on the road.
Toronto is 10-5-5 overall; they are 7-2-3 at home and 3-3-2 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 6-5-0 against the East and 6-3-0 against the West.

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 50 games at UBS Arena and recorded 34 sellouts. The sellout crowds of 17,255 are the largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,500
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,375
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 7-1-0 when scoring first and are 5-7-0 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles    7-8-7-2=24
Toronto 9-13-10=32
The Isles are 5-3-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 7-4-0 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves; he is 8-5-0 on the season and 1-2-0 vs Toronto.

Erik Kallgren made 21 saves; he is 2-2-4 on the season and 0-0-1 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-1 on the power play (2:00); Toronto was 1-2 on the power play (2:08). 

The Isles are 5-4-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 7-4-0 when they do not. The Isles are 7-3-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 5-5-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 12-2-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-6-0 when they do not.

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

Back-to-Backs
The next set of back-to-backs will be in Columbus on November 25th and against Philadelphia on November 26th.  The Isles are 2-1-0 in the front end and 2-1-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Mathew Barzal (22:50);  Toronto: Justin Holl (23:07)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 22:50 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-0), Noah Dobson (2-5-0), Adam Pelech (2-1-0), Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-0-0)

Face-offs
Isles 28, Toronto 31 (47%)
Brock Nelson won 9 of 15 for the Isles; Auston Matthews won 15 of 23 for Toronto. 

Hit Count
Isles 51 (Cal Clutterbuck and Alexander Romanov -9)
Toronto 21 (Jordie Benn -4)
Fights 
Oliver Wahlstrom fought Rasmus Sundin in the third period.  Season total: 4 (Johnston, Lee, Martin, Wahlstrom)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 12 (Cal Clutterbuck 3)
Toronto 9 (Two with 2)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 48, Toronto 60  
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 43, Toronto 55

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Oliver Wahlstrom +10
Toronto: 2 with +10

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 6, Toronto 13
5-on-5: Isles 5, Toronto 12

Scratches
Robin Salo, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 7

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 102nd consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures – STL goalie interference 11/3

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

League reviews:  1 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood)

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins
The Isles have come from two goals behind after two periods to win three times this season and have not allowed the opposition to do so.
For: Trailed 3-1, Won 5-3 vs. COL 10/29
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 (OT) vs CGY 11/7
Trailed 3-1, Won 4-3 at NYR 11/8

Last Minute Heroes:
The Isles have scored two goal and allowed no goals in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime. 
For(2): Brock Nelson vs COL 10/29 (18:39;EN/GW)
Josh Bailey @ TOR 11/21 (17:02; Isles won in OT)

Overtime Winners
For (3): Noah Dobson vs CGY 11/7 (4:02)
Zach Parise vs CBJ 11/12 (0:39) 
Anthony Beauvillier @ TOR 11/21 (1:56)

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,010…
8. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 9. Matt Martin 704 *** 10. Brock Nelson 696 *** 11. Brent Sutter 694 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 682… 
15. Billy Harris 623 *** 16. Stefan Persson 622 *** 17. Anders Lee 615 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck 605

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 220 *** 11. Brock Nelson 214 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 179

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 381…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 240 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Pierre Turgeon and Brock Nelson 193

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 8. Josh Bailey 561  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 407 ***  16. Anders Lee 385…
19. Fran Nielsen 349 *** 20. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 21. Tomas Jonsson and Mathew Barzal 333

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
16. Tomas Jonsson +76 *** 17. Garry Howatt +75 *** 18. Adam Pelech +70 *** 19. Pat Price +70 *** 20. JP Parise +67 *** 21. Jude Drouin +58 *** 22. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 23. Greg Gilbert +54   

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 52 *** 12. Mark Fitzpatrick 51 *** 13. Chris Osgood 49 *** 14. Ilya Sorokin 47

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Tommy Salo 14 *** 5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6. Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov 11

On the Farm
Bridgeport is 9-3-3-0 after a 3-2 overtime win in Providence on Sunday and sit in 2nd place in their division. Aatu Raty scored the winning goal on a breakaway; William Dufour and Erik Brown also scored for the Isles, who got 43 saves from Jakub Skarek.  Dufour now has six goals on the season; only four AHL rookies have more.

Rookie Ruslan Iskhakov and Samuel Bolduc lead the team in points (14); William Dufour, Andy Andreoff and Hudson Fasching lead the team in goals (6) while Bolduc's 12 assists lead the squad.  Cory Schneider is 6-1-1 on the season for the Baby Isles; only two AHL goalies have more wins.

The Islanders host Hartford in a Thanksgiving Eve game Wednesday.

Season Series Stats
The Isles lead the season series, 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 1). The teams will meet again on January 23rd in Toronto before concluding the season series on March 21st at UBS Arena. 

The Isles had lost four straight to Toronto; this was the Isles' first win vs. the Leafs since November 13, 2019. Their last regular season win in Toronto was on December 29, 2018; of course, the Isles did win eleven games in the Bubble in Toronto.

UP NEXT
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd  —EDMONTON AT ISLANDERS 7:30pm
[MSGSN (pre-game at 7:00pm), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles return home to face the Edmonton Oilers in the traditional Thanksgiving Eve home game.  This will be the 22nd time since 1991 that the Isles have played at home on the night before Thanksgiving.  The Isles have gone 9-7-5 in those 21 games.

The Isles have gone 11-1-2 in their last 14 home games against the Oilers, including a 4-3 OT win on New Year's Day 2022.  Overall, the Isles are 3-2-4 in their last nine games with the Oilers, including a 3-1 defeat in Alberta last January.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 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