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The Skinny: Isles 2, Detroit 0

"The Skinny"       By Eric Hornick Game 51 Isles 2, Detroit 0 Anders Lee broke a scoreless tie 4:44 into the second period and Ily...

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The Skinny: Dallas 2, Isles 1 (SO)

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 42
Dallas 2, Isles 1 (SO)
Jason Robertson scored on Dallas' first shot of the game and then scored the only goal in the shootout as the Dallas Stars defeated the Islanders 4-1 before a crowd of 16,412 at UBS Arena. 

Anders Lee scored a first period goal for the Isles, tying him with Brock Nelson for the team lead in goals. 

The Isles are 22-17-3 and continue this home stand on Thursday against Dallas. 

The Scoring:
1st Period
Jason Robertson (29) Joe Pavelski (28), Tyler Seguin (18) 03:42 DAL 1,NYI 0
Anders Lee (15) Brock Nelson (24), Noah Dobson (15) 13:39 DAL 1,NYI 1 PPG

2nd Period
No Goals

3rd Period
No Goals 

OT
No Goals

The Shootout
Jason Robertson (G/GDG) / Mathew Barzal (NG)
Joe Pavelski (NG) / Anthony Beauvillier (NG)
Denis Gurianov (NG) / Brock Nelson (NG)

The Isles have lost all three of their shootouts this season and nine of their last eleven shootouts dating back to last season… Ilya Sorokin falls to 4-7 in shootouts while Jake Oettinger improved to 4-5…The Isles are 1-9 in shootout attempts this season.

The Skinny   
The Isles did not reach 22 wins last season until March 10th (22-24-8)... The Isles have outscored the opposition 51-39 in the third period… The Isles went 1-3 on the power play; they are 3-14 in last six games …The Isles have allowed the opening goal in five straight games (1-3-1)… The Isles are now 3-0 in games decided in overtime but 0-3 in shootouts…Anthony Beauvillier had a season-high six shots on goal…Noah Dobson led the Isles with 11 attempts, but only two were on goal; Dobson played the final 3:18 of overtime…Ilya Sorokin has allowed one goal in each of his last four home games (3-0-1, 0.98, .957) ..Jake Oettinger made his 100th career start…Isles scored only their 7th first period goal at home this season; it was the first time that they scored in the opening period on the power play.

Last Year vs. This Year
2022-23  22-17-3 for 47 points in 42 games
2021-22  17-19-6 for 40 points in 42 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-1-1
Season: 25-61-86
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored 25 goals (tied with Washington for NHL lead); they didn't score their 25th goal last season until April 14th.  

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 420 career goals, good for 9th among actives.  He is tied with Bill Barber for 89th all-time; Stephane Richer, Vincent Lecavalier and Steve Thomas are tied-86th with 421.

Home and Road
The Isles are 22-17-3 overall; they are 12-6-1 at home and 10-11-2 on the road.
Dallas is 25-11-6 overall; they are 12-4-3 at home and 13-7-3 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 12-8-1 against the East (9-4-0 vs. Metropolitan and 3-4-1 vs. Atlantic) and 10-10-1 against the West (4-7-1 vs. Central and 6-3-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 60 games at UBS Arena and recorded 40 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 1,510
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,385
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 14-4-0 when scoring first and are 8-13-3 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles   10-6-10-2=28
Dallas 5-9-9-3=26
The Isles are 11-7-1 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 10-10-2 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 25 saves; he is 14-13-2 on the season and 0-0-1 vs Dallas. 

Jake Oettinger made 27 saves; he is 19-6-3 on the season and 3-1-0 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play (5:32); Dallas was 0-1 on the power play (2:00).

The Isles are 11-8-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 11-9-2 when they do not. The Isles are 11-7-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 11-10-2 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 21-5-1 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-12-2 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 7-3-3 in games decided by a single goal including 4-3 in regulation. They are 3-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-3 in shootouts. The Isles are 4-6 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 on January 18th vs Boston and on January 19th in Buffalo. The Isles are 4-4-0 in the front end and 5-3-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Noah Dobson (23:58);  Dallas: Miro Heiskanen (25:50)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 19:46 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-1-1), Noah Dobson (4-9-2), Adam Pelech (3-2-0), Ryan Pulock (5-3-0), Scott Mayfield (5-0-0), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-1-0), Sebastian Aho (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 29, Dallas 27 (52%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 15 of 24 for the Isles;  Jamie Benn won 10 of 18 for Dallas. 

Hit Count
Isles 26 (Three with 4)
Dallas 15 (Three with 2)
Fights 
None. Season total: 13 (Martin-5, Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston-2, Cizikas, Romanov)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 17 (Three with 3)
Dallas 22 (Esa Lindell -5)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 70, Dallas 52
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 61, Dallas 42

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Sebastian Aho +23
Dallas:  Tyler Seguin +9

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 17, Dallas 19
5-on-5: Isles 15, Dallas 16

Scratches
(Adam Pelech – upper body-IR), (Kyle Palmieri- upper body-IR), (Oliver Wahlstrom-INJ), Robin Salo, Ross Johnston, Aatu Raty
Games Lost: 76

The Ironmen
Zach Parise played in his 124th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021. It is the 20th-longest active streak in the NHL.  

Noah Dobson played in his 107th consecutive Islander game.

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

Opponents: 1 successful, 0 failures – PIT offside 12/27

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 one goal 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)
Vs (1): Kappo Kaako @NYR  12/22 (17:13: GW)

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 (3):  David Pastrnak @ BOS 12/13
Evan Rodrigues @ COL 12/19
Jason Robertson Vs Dal 1/10

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,031…
7. Mike Bossy 752 *** 8. Matt Martin 726 *** 9. Brock Nelson 718*** 10. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 11. Casey Cizikas 705… 
13. John Tavares 669 *** 14. Derek King and Anders Lee 638 *** 16. Billy Harris 623 *** 17. Stefan Persson 622 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 616

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 227 *** 11. Brock Nelson 220 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 182

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 390…
15. Billy Harris 259*** 16. Mathew Barzal 250 *** 17. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Brock Nelson 206…
23. Ed Westfall 181 *** 24. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 25. Alexei Yashin and Duane Sutter 171 *** 27. Anders Lee 169

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Josh Bailey 572  …
14. Billy Harris 443 *** 15. Brock Nelson 426 ***  16. Anders Lee 396 *** 17. Kyle Okposo and Stefan Persson 369…19. Mathew Barzal 352

+/-
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. Ryan Pulock +55 *** 24. 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 and  Ryan Pulock 40 *** 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 121…
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 161…
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. Ilya Sorokin 53

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 got two goals from Cole Bardreau and one from Chris Terry but fell 6-3 to Providence on Saturday for their tenth straight loss (0-7-2-1). The Islanders have fallen to 14-13-6-1 on the season.

Andy Andreoff continues to lead the team with 17 goals, while Chis Terry leads the team in assists (22) and points (33).   

Bridgeport hosts Lehigh Valley in the front-end of a home-and-home on Wednesday.

Season Series Stats
Dallas wins the season series, 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 1). 
   
The Isles are 2-0-1 in their last three home games with the Stars, and 3-3-1 in their last seven games overall.

UP NEXT
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12th –MINNESOTA AT ISLANDERS 7:00pm
[MSGSN (pre-game at 6:30), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The next three opponents on this homestand are teams that the Islanders did not face in the first half of the season, beginning on Thursday when the Minnesota Wild visit UBS Arena.

The Wild swept the season series last year with Kaapo Kahkonen (now with San Jose) earning both wins. Overall, the Isles are 3-5-0 in their last eight games with the Wild.

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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