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The Skinny: Carolina 3 Isles 0

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 29
Carolina 3, Isles 0
Paul Stastny broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period and Pyotr Kochetkov made 16 saves for his second career shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes spoiled the debut of the Reverse Retro Jerseys with a 3-0 victory over the Islanders before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jordan Staal scored third period goals for the final margin of victory. 

The Isles fall to 17-12-0 and will begin a season-long five-game road trip in Boston on Tuesday. 

The Scoring:
1st Period
No Goals

2nd Period
Paul Stastny (1) Andrei Svechnikov (11), Brady Skjei (6) 07:06 CAR 1,NYI 0

3rd Period
Jesperi Kotkaniemi (3) Brent Burns (16), Teuvo Teravainen (8) 04:05 CAR 2,NYI 0
Jordan Staal (7) Jordan Martinook (7), Stefan Noesen (9) 08:49 CAR 3,NYI 0

The Skinny 
The Isles went 0-3 on the power play; the power play is now 8-29 in the last nine games and 11-40 in the last thirteen games… Since opening the season 2-4-0, the Isles are 15-8-0 in the last 23 games… The Isles did not reach 17 wins last season until February 9th (17-17-6)... Brock Nelson saw his point streak end at a career-best seven straight games (5-3-8 … Matt Martin (713) passed Patrick Flatley (712) for 8th in games played, while Anders Lee (624) passed Billy Harris (623) for 15th… The Isles fell to 7-3 in the Metro Division…The Isles were shutout for the third time this season… After outshooting the opposition in 11 straight periods, the Isles have only 19 shots in the last four periods…Ilya Sorokin is 0-4-0 in his last four games; Sorokin also dropped to 5-6-0 at home but the Isles have scored only seven goals in his six losses (and four were in one game, against St. Louis)…The Isles have been outscored 5-0 since Cal Clutterbuck scored their final goal in New Jersey at 1:00 of the third period.

First Time in a Long Time
The Isles were held to 16 shots, fewest in any game since March 19, 2019, vs. Boston.

Misters Consistency
Both Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal were held pointless; they are now 29 games into the season without being held pointless in consecutive games.  Only thirteen other players in the NHL have done this and New Jersey, Toronto and Winnipeg are the only other teams with multiple players.

Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  17-12-0 for 34 points in 29 games
2020-21  11-12-6 for 28 points in 29 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-0-0
Season: 20-44-64
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading 20 goals; they didn't score their 20th goal last season until March 19th.  

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 417 career goals, good for 9th among actives, and is tied with Jason Arnott is 90th all-time. Bill Barber is 89th with 420 career goals.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Noah Dobson (25-64-89)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

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

Home and Road
The Isles are 17-12-0 overall; they are 9-6-0 at home and 8-6-0 on the road.
Carolina is 14-6-6 overall; they are 5-3-1 at home and 9-3-5 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 9-7-0 against the East (7-3-0 vs. Metropolitan and 2-4-0 vs. Atlantic) and 8-5-0 against the West (4-5-0 vs. Central and 4-0-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 56 games at UBS Arena and recorded 37 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 1,503
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,380
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 11-2-0 when scoring first and are 6-10-0 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles    7-3-6=16
Carolina 9-7-15=31
The Isles are 7-5-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 10-7-0 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 28 saves; he is 10-9-0 on the season and 2-2-0 vs Carolina.

Pyotr Kochetkov made 16; he is 6-1-4 on the season and 2-0-0 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play (4:00, including a :29 5-on-3); Carolina was 0-2 on the power play (2:29).

The Isles are 9-7-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 8-5-0 when they do not. The Isles are 9-4-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 8-8-0 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 17-3-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-9-0 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 3-5 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 Arizona on December 16th and in Vegas on December 17th.  Including tonight, the Isles are 4-1-0 in the front end and 3-2-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (22:48);  Carolina: Jaccob Slavin(23:07)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 19:21 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-0), Noah Dobson (2-6-0), Adam Pelech (3-2-0), Ryan Pulock (4-2-0), Scott Mayfield (3-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 17, Carolina 23 (43%)
Casey Cizikas won 7 of 11 for the Isles; Jesperi Kotkaniemi won 6 of 9 for Carolina. 

Hit Count
Isles 26 (Zach Parise -5)
Carolina 19 (Jordan -5)
Fights 
None.   Season total: 11 (Martin-3, Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston-2, Cizikas, Romanov)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 28 (Scott Mayfield -5)
Carolina 17 (Two with 4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 39, Carolina 77 
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 33, Carolina 68

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Mathew Barzal +1
Carolina: Brent Burns +22  

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

Scratches
(Kyle Palmieri-upper body-LTIR), (Adam Pelech – upper body), (Anthony Beauvillier – injured), Ross Johnston. 
Games Lost: 21

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 111th 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: 3 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood; Isles no goal vs NSH 12/2-stood; Isles goal- Martin vs CHI 12/4-awarded)

Quickies
The Isles have scored two goals in under a minute six times this season (five times at home and once on road):
0:17 10/29 vs. COL (Mayfield and Beauvillier)
0:59 11/7 vs. CGY (Lee and Palmieri)
0:22 11/26 vs PHI (Nelson and Beauvillier)
0:43 12/4 vs CHI (Parise and Nelson)
0:21 12/6 vs STL (Fasching and Pageau)
0:34 12/9 @ NJD (Cizikas and Wahlstrom)

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 1,018…
7. Mike Bossy 752 *** 8. Matt Martin 713 *** 9. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 10. Brock Nelson 705 *** 11. Brent Sutter 694 *** 12. Casey Cizikas 691… 
14. Derek King 638 *** 15. Anders Lee 624 *** 16. Billy Harris 623 *** 17. Stefan Persson 622 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 610

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 221 *** 11. Brock Nelson 219 *** 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 384…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 2475 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Nick Leddy 198 *** 21. Brock Nelson 196…
25. Alexei Yashin and Duane Sutter 171 *** 27. Jean Potvin 167 *** 28. Jeff Norton and Anders Lee 166

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 564  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 413 ***  16. Anders Lee 386…
19. Fran Nielsen 349 *** 20. Mathew Barzal 341

+/-
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   

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 119…
18. Dave Langevin and Thomas Hickey 95 *** 20. Adam Pelech 92

Defense Points
1. Denis Potvin 1,052 *** 2. Stefan Persson 369 *** 3. Tomas Jonsson 333…
8. Mark Streit 179 *** 9. Ryan Pulock 158…
17. Vladimir Malakhov 125 *** 18. Thomas Hickey 117 *** 19. Adam Pelech 126

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 55 *** 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. Semyon Varlamov, Ilya Sorokin, and Jaroslav Halak 12 

On the Farm
The Isles are 13-6-4-0 following a 3-2 loss on Saturday to Providence. Chris Terry and Paul Thompson scored for Bridgeport. The Islanders conclude the home-and-home in Providence on Sunday. 

Andy Andreoff leads the team in goals (11) and Samuel Bolduc leads the team in assists (16); Chris Terry has a team-leading 21 points.  Cory Schneider is 9-2-1 on the season for Bridgeport.

Season Series Stats
The season series is even, 1 game to 1 (and 2 points to 2). The teams will meet again at UBS Arena on April 2nd before they complete the season series at UBS Arena on April 2nd.

Carolina has won their last four games against the Isles in New York; the last Islander home win was on November 24, 2018, at Barclays Center.

UP NEXT
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13th – ISLANDERS AT BOSTON 7:00pm
[MSGSN (pre-game at 6:30), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles begin a season-long road trip and play the 2,900th regular season game in club history as they visit the Bruins in Boston.  

While the Isles have won six straight (regular season) home games against Boston they are 0-3-1 in their last four regular season road games in Boston.  Of course, everybody has been having trouble in Boston this season as the Bruins won their first fourteen home games and are 14-0-1 at home. 

Following this game, the Islanders head west to facing Arizona, Vegas, and Colorado before ending the trip with their final game of the season against the Rangers on December 22nd.

And Finally…
Good luck Evan in Brisbane!

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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