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The Skinny: Colorado 1, Isles 0 (SO)


"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 33
Colorado 1, Isles 0 (SO)
Ilya Sorokin stopped 46 shots in the game without allowing a goal, but the Isles 
could not dent Alexandar Georgiev at the other end; Evan Rodrigues was the only 
one to score in the shootout as the Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche
 blanked the Isles 1-0 before a sellout crowd of 18,110 at Ball Arena.

It was Sorokin's 13th career shutout; he has made at least 44 saves in a game 
three times and all three have ended in shutouts.

The Isles are 18-13-2 and will conclude their season-long five-game road trip 
at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. 

The Scoring:
1st Period
None

2nd Period
None

3rd Period
None

OT
None

The Shootout
Simon Holmstrom (NG)/Evan Rodrigues (G/GDG)
Mathew Barzal (NG)/ Mikko Rantanen (NG)
Anthony Beauvillier (NG)

This was the second shootout of the season; the Isles are 0-2 in the shootout and
 have scored just one goal on six attempts…Colorado is 3-1 in shootouts this season
…It was the second game-deciding goal for Evan Rodrigues, who has converted both
 of his tries this season into game-deciding goals… Alexandar Georgiev improves to
 9-4 in shootouts; Ilya Sorokin is 4-6.

The Skinny  
The Isles are 1-1-2 on the road trip with one game to play…The Isles did not reach 
18 wins last season until February 17th (18-20-6)... Brock Nelson was held 
pointless for the first time in the last nine road games; no Islander has had a 
longer such streak since Alexei Yashin (10 games) in 2002… The Isles have 
outscored their opponents 44-33 in the third period (there have been 17 
empty-netters, 8 for the Isles and 9 allowed)…The Isles' shutout streak is 81:31 
while their scoreless streak is 65:12…Alexandar Georgiev, playing his 150th NHL 
game, recorded his 10th shutout, including three against the Isles…
Mikko Rantanen had a career-high ten shots.

The Injury
Colorado's Andrew Cogliano, who once played 830 consecutive games, 
left the game in the third period after he crashed into the boards.

First Times in a Long Time
Noah Dobson played a career-high 26:35.  It is the most ice-time for any 
Islander since Ryan Pulock played 29:00 in a shootout loss to Montreal on 
November 5, 2018.
The Isles allowed 92 shot attempts, most in a game since Calgary had 
94 on March 11, 2018.  Since 2005, the Isles have allowed at least 92 attempts 
twelve times, and they are 8-1-3 in those twelve games. 

Whole Lot of 0-0
The Isles are now 6-6-6 in games that are scoreless through 60 minutes.  This was
 the 11th game in Islander history where both goalies earned shutouts; the other 
seven were decided by an overtime goal.

The Isles are now 2-3 all-time in scoreless games that were decided by a shootout:
7-Feb-12 @ Philadelphia Wso
24-Nov-14 Vs Philadelphia Wso
1-Feb-19 Vs Tampa Bay Lso
22-Apr-21 Vs Washington Lso
19-Dec-22 @ Colorado     Lso

Most Shutouts, Last 2 Seasons
10 Ilya Sorokin 
9 Jacob Markstrom
7 Connor Hellebuyck
7 Igor Shesterkin
7 Darcy Kuemper

Most Shutouts in Islander History
Glenn Resch 25 
Billy Smith 22 
Rick DiPietro 16
Tommy Salo 14 
Ilya Sorokin 13

Most Seasons with at Least 3 Shutouts (Isles)
Glenn Resch 6
Rick DiPietro 3
Tommy Salo 3 
Ilya Sorokin 3

Most Shutouts against Isles (Active Goalies)
5 Marc-Andre Fleury
3 Sergei Bobrovsky and Alexandar Georgiev

Mister Consistency
Brock Nelson has not gone pointless in consecutive games this season. He will
 need a point on Thursday to extend that streak.

Last Year vs. This Year
2021-22  18-13-2 for 38 points in 33 games
2020-21  14-13-6 for 34 points in 33 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-0-0
Season: 23-49-72
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading 23 goals; they didn't score their
 23rd goal last season until March 31st.  

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise now has 418 career goals, good for 9th among actives; tonight's goal 
passed Jason Arnott for 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) 
Noah Dobson (27-65-92)
Bryan Berard (26-83-109)
Tomas Jonsson (22-60-82)
Paul Boutilier (20-69-89) 

Dobson is now 2nd in goals and is 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 18-13-2 overall; they are 9-6-0 at home and 9-7-2 on the road.
Colorado is 17-11-2 overall; they are 8-5-2 at home and 9-6-0 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 9-7-1 against the East (7-3-0 vs. Metropolitan and 2-4-1 vs. Atlantic) 
and 9-6-1 against the West (4-6-1 vs. Central and 5-0-0 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 1,505
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,380
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 12-3-0 when scoring first and are 6-10-2 when allowing the opening goal.  

The Shots
Isles       11-7-8-0=26
Colorado  10-15-19-2=46
The Isles are 7-6-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even
 and 10-7-2 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 46 saves; he is 10-10-1 on the season and 0-1-1 vs Colorado. 

Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves; he is 13-6-2 on the season and 9-4-0 vs. the 
Isles.

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

The Isles are 9-7-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 9-6-2 when 
they do not. The Isles are 10-4-1 when they allow at least one power play goal 
and 8-9-1 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 18-4-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout 
winners) and are 0-9-1 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 6-3-2 in games decided by a single goal including 3-3 in regulation. 
They are 3-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-2 in shootouts. The Isles are 
4-5 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 at the Rangers on December 22nd and home 
against Florida on December 23rd.  The Isles are 4-2-0 in the front end and 4-2-0 
in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Noah Dobson (career-high 26:35);  Colorado: Cale Makar (31:48)
Anthony Beauvillier led Isles forwards with 19:32 of ice-time.  

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-1), Noah Dobson (2-7-1),
 Adam Pelech (3-2-0), Ryan Pulock (4-2-0), Scott Mayfield (4-0-0), 
Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-1-0)

Face-offs
Isles 35, Colorado 29 (55%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 16 of 22 for the Isles; JT Compher won 17 of 31 for Colorado. 

Hit Count
Isles 24 (Oliver Wahlstrom -5)
Colorado 25 (Cale Makar -5)
Fights 
None.   Season total: 12 (Martin-4, Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston-2, Cizikas, 
Romanov)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 26 (Four with 3)
Colorado 14 (Cale Makar -3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 51, Colorado 92 
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 46, Colorado 76

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: None were positive
Colorado: Cale Makar and Devon Toews +30

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 10, Colorado 26
5-on-5: Isles 10, Colorado 18

Scratches
(Adam Pelech – upper body-IR), (Kyle Palmieri-INJ), (Cal Clutterbuck-INJ), 
(Semyon Varlamov-INJ, Ross Johnston. 
Games Lost: 34

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 115th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every 
game since joining the team in October 2021.  It is the 24th-longest active streak
 in the NHL.

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)

Shootout Winners
Vs (2):  David Pastrnak vs BOS 12/13
Evan Rodrigues @COL 12/19

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,022…
7. Mike Bossy 752 *** 8. Matt Martin 717 *** 9. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 10. Brock Nelson 709 *** 11. Casey Cizikas 697… 
14. Derek King 638 *** 15. Anders Lee 629 *** 16. Billy Harris 623 *** 17. Stefan Persson 622 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 613

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 222 *** 11. Brock Nelson 220 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 181

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 386…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 17. Mathew Barzal 247 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Brock Nelson 200…
25. Alexei Yashin and Duane Sutter 171 *** 27. Jean Potvin and Anders Lee 167

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Josh Bailey 567  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 420 ***  16. Anders Lee 389…
19. Frans Nielsen 349 *** 20. Mathew Barzal 342

+/-
1. Bryan Trottier +467 *** 2. Denis Potvin +456 *** 3. Mike Bossy +380…
15. Bob Lorimer +105 *** 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 *** 10. Johnny Boychuk *** 11. Adrian Aucoin 33 *** 12. Bryan Berard 31***13. Vladimir Malakhov and Noah Dobson 27

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 114

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
10. Evgeni Nabokov 57 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 56 *** 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 13 *** 6. Semyon Varlamov and Jaroslav Halak 12 

On the Farm
Bridgeport, now 14-8-5-0 on the season despite going 1-4-1-0 in the last six, 
plays Friday in Hartford in their final game before Christmas. 

Andy Andreoff leads the team (and is tied for 5th in the AHL) in goals (14) while 
Chis Terry leads in both assists (18) and points (24). Cory Schneider, currently on 
recall to the Islanders, is 10-3-2 on the season for Bridgeport; only two AHL 
goalies have more wins.

Season Series Stats
The team split the season series, 1 game to 1 (the Isles earned 3 points to 
Colorado's 2).  

The Isles are 1-5-2 in their last eight trips to Denver, winning only on December 
17, 2018 (4-1 score), but are 8-5-2 in their last 15 matchups with the Avs overall.

UP NEXT
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st  – ISLANDERS AT RANGERS 7:00pm
[MSGSN (pre-game at 6:30), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Islanders complete the five-game road trip as they face the Rangers at 
Madison Square Garden. 

The Isles will be looking to sweep the Rangers, having blanked the Rangers 3-0 at 
UBS Arena, and erasing a two goal Ranger lead in the third period for a 4-3 win at 
MSG.

The Isles have won five straight games at the Garden and are 18-5-0 in their last 
23 trips to the Island of Manhattan.

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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