By Eric Hornick
Detroit 3, Isles 0
Lucas Raymond scored on a 5-on-3 midway through the second period to break a scoreless tie and the Islanders could never catch them. Ville Husso made 26 saves for his fifth career shutout as the Red Wings blanked the Isles 3-0 before a sellout crowd of 19,515 at Little Caesars Arena.
The Isles were outshot early in both the first and second periods but had 33 shot attempts (14 on goal) in the third period, but it was not enough as they saw their five-game winning streak end.
The Isles play their next four games in New York, beginning with a back-to-back set against Calgary on Monday and at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
Lucas Raymond (4) Dominik Kubalik (9), Dylan Larkin (8) 06:29 NYI 0,DET 1 PPG
Pius Suter (2) Adam Erne (5), Moritz Seider (3) 12:51 NYI 0,DET 2 SHG
Dominik Kubalik (5) Andrew Copp (5) 10:13 NYI 0,DET 3
The Isles did not earn their seventh win of the season last season until December 11th (7-11-5)...Mathew Barzal has seven assists in the last seven games (0-7-7) … Brock Nelson saw his four-game goal scoring streak end as did Anders Lee's four-game point streak…The Isles have outscored their opponents 20-11 in the third period; five of those twenty goals have been empty-netters…The Isles were shutout for the first time since February 2nd vs. Seattle and were shutout for the first time on the road since November 11, 2021 in New Jersey…Lou Lamoriello served as an NHL General Manager for the 3000th game (including playoffs)…Ben Chiarot played in his 500th NHL game…The Red Wings improved to 5-1-1 at home, including two shutouts…This was the Isles' first matinee of the season; they will not play another until February 11th in Montreal.
First Time in a Long Time
The Isles were shutout in Detroit for the first time since Black Friday 2003 and for the first time by the Red Wings since Black Friday 2013.
Offense from Defense
• Today: 0-0-0
• Season: 9-17-26
The Islander defense have scored nine goals; they didn't score their ninth goal last season until January 18th. The Isles have two defensemen with three goals on the season; last season that did not happen until game 47 (February 24th in San Jose).
Zach Parise has 412 career goals, good for 9th among actives. Next-up are Garry Unger and Islander Assistant Coach John MacLean, who are tied for 92nd place with 413 goals.
Home is Where The Sorokin Is
Ilya Sorokin went 13-5-4 at UBS Arena last season and is 2-2-0 this season, allowing just six goals in the four games.
Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
• Denis Potvin (72-168-240)
• Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
• Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
• Noah Dobson (20-60-80)
• Paul Boutilier (20-69-89)
Dobson is currently tied-4th in goals and is 5th in points. The Isles will play 41 games this season before Dobson turns 23 on January 7, 2023.
Home and Road
The Isles are 7-5-0 overall; they are 4-2-0 at home and 3-3-0 on the road.
Detroit is 6-3-2 overall; they are 5-1-1 at home and 1-2-1 on the road.
East and West
The Isles are 2-5-0 against the East and 5-0-0 against the West.
Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 47 games at UBS Arena and recorded 33 sellouts. The sellout crowds of 17,255 are the largest indoor crowds to ever see the Islanders play at home.
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,495 (pending night game)
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,370
3. Glen Sather 1,319
First Things First
The Isles are 4-0-0 when scoring first and are 3-5-0 when allowing the opening goal.
The Isles are 4-2-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 3-2-0 when they are outshot.
In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov allowed two goals on 24 shots; he is 2-2-0 on the season and 7-7-0 vs Detroit. Varlamov was replaced by Ilya Sorokin for the final 8:13 of the second period; Sorokin allowed one goal on two shots.
Ville Husso made 26 saves; he is 5-1-1 on the season and 1-0-0 vs. the Isles.
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play (6:00); Detroit was 1-5 on the power play (8:44, scoring :47 into a 5-on-3 opportunity.)
The Isles are 2-2-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 5-3-0 when they do not. The Isles are 3-1-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 4-4-0 when they do not.
Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 7-1-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-4-0 when they do not.
The Isles are 1-1-0 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 0-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-0 in shootouts. The Isles are 2-1 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.
The next set of back-to-backs will be against Calgary on November 7th and at Madison Square Garden on November 8th. The Isles are 1-1-0 in the front end and 1-1-0 in the back end.
Isles: Ryan Pulock (20:39); Detroit: Ben Chiarot (24:03)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 19:40 of ice-time.
Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (1-1-0), Noah Dobson (1-2-0), Adam Pelech (1-1-0), Ryan Pulock (2-1-0), Scott Mayfield (1-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0)
Isles 32, Detroit 21 (60%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 10 of 15 for the Isles; no Red Wing who took more than two face-offs won more than he lost.
Isles 34 (Cal Clutterbuck-6)
Detroit 20 (Moritz Seider-5)
None. Season total: 1 (Lee)
Isles 9 (Ryan Pulock -3)
Detroit 24 (Two with 4)
For the Analytics Crowd
Corsi: All situations: Isles 63, Detroit 46 (Including 33-8 in the Isles' favor in the third period)
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 44, Detroit 34
Isles: Mathew Barzal +12
Detroit: Jordan Oesterle +5
High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 9, Detroit 8
5-on-5: Isles 7, Detroit 7
Robin Salo, Nikita Soshnikov, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 4
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)
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: Brock Nelson vs COL 10/29 (18:39;EN/GW)
All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,004…
8. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 9. Matt Martin 696 *** 10. Brent Sutter 694 *** 11. Brock Nelson 688 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 674…
15. Billy Harris 623 *** 16. Stefan Persson 622 *** 17. Anders Lee 607 *** 18. Frans Nielsen 605 *** 19. Cal Clutterbuck 598
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 218 *** 11. Derek King 211 *** 12. Brock Nelson 210 *** 13. John Tonelli 206 *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 178
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 380…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 231 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Pierre Turgeon 193 *** 22. Brock Nelson 190
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
7. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 8. Josh Bailey 559 *** 9. John Tonelli 544 *** 10. Bob Bourne 542 …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 400 *** 16. Anders Lee 379…
22. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 23. Mathew Barzal 322
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
16. Tomas Jonsson 76 *** 17. Garry Howatt 75 *** 18. Pat Price 70 *** 19. Adam Pelech +70 *** 20. JP Parise +67 *** 21. Jude Drouin +58 *** 22. Patrick Flatley +57 *** 23. Greg Gilbert +54
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Mark Fitzpatrick 51 *** 12. Semyon Varlamov 50 *** 13. Chris Osgood 49 *** 14. Garth Snow and Ilya Sorokin 44
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 has points in seven straight games (6-0-1-0) heading into Saturday night's home game with Hartford. In the club's shootout win on Tuesday, Brent Thompson recorded his 300th AHL win, all with Bridgeport.
Bridgeport also hosts Providence on Sunday afternoon. The Islanders have opened the season with 6-1-1-0 record.
Season Series Stats
Detroit leads the season series, 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0). The teams will next play January 27th at UBS Arena.
The Isles have lost three straight games in Detroit (0-2-1) despite going 8-3-1 in their last twelve overall against the Red Wings.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7th —CALGARY AT ISLANDERS 7:00pm
[MSGSN (pre-game at 6:30pm), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles return home to face the Calgary Flames. Calgary opened UBS Arena last November 20th and defeated the Isles 5-2 (including a pair of empty nets); the Flames have won the last four meetings and six of the last seven match-ups.
The last home win over Calgary was on November 28, 2016, at Barclays Center; Thomas Hickey scored in overtime for a 2-1 win The teams have met three times in New York since then with Calgary earning a win at Barclays, the Coliseum, and UBS Arena.
Note the early start time of 7:00pm.
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
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