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"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...

Friday, January 06, 2023

The Skinny: Edmonton 4, Isles 2

"The Skinny"      

By Eric Hornick

Game 40
Edmonton 4, Isles 2
Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto scored first period special team goals and the Islanders could never get equal, as the Edmonton Oilers earned a 4-2 win over the Islanders before a crowd of 17,755 at Rogers Place.

Mathew Barzal extended his goal-scoring streak to a career-best five games; he has seven goals in the last seven games and eight times in the last ten games.  Ilya Sorokin, playing in his eighth straight game, made 34 saves.  

The Isles fall to 22-16-2 and head to Calgary for the second-half of this back-to-back to conclude this road trip and the first-half of the 82-game schedule.

The Scoring:
1st Period
Leon Draisaitl (22) Connor McDavid (41), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (28) 09:26 NYI 0,EDM 1 PPG
Kailer Yamamoto (3) Connor McDavid (42) 18:40 NYI 0,EDM 2 SHG

2nd Period
Mathew Barzal (11) Josh Bailey (11), Casey Cizikas (8) 04:42 NYI 1,EDM 2
Dylan Holloway (2) Ryan McLeod (6), Philip Broberg (2) 08:34 NYI 1,EDM 3
Zach Hyman (18) Leon Draisaitl (38), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (29) 15:17 NYI 1,EDM 4
Cal Clutterbuck (4) Scott Mayfield (5) 19:07 NYI 2,EDM 4

3rd Period
No Goals

The Skinny   
The Isles did not reach 22 wins last season until March 10th (22-24-8)... The Isles have outscored the opposition 51-38 in the third period… Barzal now has a team-leading 11 goals over the last 22 games as he moved into a tie for 3rd place on the team in goals... The Isles went 0-3 on the power play, dropping them to 2-35 over the past 12 games…For the third time this season the Isles lost a game when they had a chance to move to eight games over NHL-.500…Cal Clutterbuck scored a goal and had seven hits in his first game back in the lineup after being injured in Arizona on December 16th…Casey Cizikas extended his assist streak to three games, matching a career-high.  It is the first time since 2016 that Cizikas has had a three-game assist streak…With his two assists tonight, Connor McDavid now has 42 helpers – his assists alone would lead the Isles in points (one more than Barzal, who is off to the best start of his career in points)…Noah Dobson played his 200th NHL game; he turns 23 on Saturday.

First Times in a Long Time
Per Natural Stat Trick the Isles were not credited with a high-danger chance.

Milestone Men
Connor McDavid recorded his 500th assist and Leon Draisaitl recorded his 400th helper.
Referee Chris Lee and linesman Ryan Galloway each officiated their 1,300th game.
 
Last Year vs. This Year
2022-23  22-16-2 for 46 points in 40 games
2021-22  17-17-6 for 40 points in 40 games

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-1-1
Season: 25-59-84
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored an NHL-leading 25 goals; they didn't score their 25th goal last season until April 14th.  

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 419 career goals, good for 9th among actives and 90th all-time. Bill Barber is 89th with 420 career goals, while Stephane Richer, Vincent Lecavalier and Steve Thomas are tied-86th with 421.

Most Goals and Points by an Islander Defenseman before 23rd Birthday
Denis Potvin (72-168-240) 
Noah Dobson (27-68-95)
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. Dobson turns 23 this Saturday, January 7th.

Home and Road
The Isles are 22-16-2 overall; they are 12-6-0 at home and 10-10-2 on the road.
Edmonton is 21-17-2 overall; they are 10-11-1 at home and 11-6-1 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 10-8-1 against the West (4-6-1 vs. Central and 6-2-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 59 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 1,508
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,385
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 14-4-0 when scoring first and are 8-12-2 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles     4-11-7=22
Edmonton 18-9-11=38
The Isles are 11-6-0 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 34 saves; he is 14-13-1 on the season and 2-2-0 vs Edmonton. 

Jack Campbell made 20 saves; he is 9-7-1 on the season and 2-1-0 vs. the Isles.

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play (6:00) and allowed a shorthanded goal; Edmonton was 1-4 on the power play (6:18).

The Isles are 11-8-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 11-8-2 when they do not. The Isles are 11-7-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 11-9-1 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 1-11-1 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 7-3-2 in games decided by a single goal including 4-3 in regulation. They are 3-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-2 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  
This set of back-to-backs concludes on Friday in Calgary. The next set of back-to-backs will be on January 18th vs Boston and on January 19th in Buffalo. Including tonight, the Isles are 4-4-0 in the front end and 5-2-0 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Noah Dobson (22:12);  Edmonton: Darnell Nurse (25:40)
Mathew Barzal led Isles forwards with 18:45 of ice-time. 

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

Face-offs
Isles 27, Edmonton 24 (53%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 11 of 20 for the Isles; no Oiler won more than he lost. 

Hit Count
Isles 44 (Three with 7)
Edmonton 25 (Two with 4)
Fights 
None. Season total: 13 (Martin-5, Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston-2, Cizikas, Romanov)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 20 (Scott Mayfield -5)
Edmonton 13 (Tyson Barrie -4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 42, Edmonton 72
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 31, Edmonton 53

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Hudson Fasching +7
Edmonton:  Ethan Bear +19

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 0, Edmonton 21  (including 14-0 Edmonton in the first period)
5-on-5: Isles 0, Edmonton 15

Scratches
(Adam Pelech – upper body-IR), (Kyle Palmieri- upper body-IR),  (Simon Holmstrom-INJ), (Oliver Wahlstrom-INJ), Robin Salo, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 69

The Ironmen
Zach Parise played in his 122nd 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.  

Noah Dobson played in his 105th 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 (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 1,029…
7. Mike Bossy 752 *** 8. Matt Martin 724 *** 9. Brock Nelson 716 *** 10. Patrick Flatley 712 *** 11. Casey Cizikas 703… 
14. Derek King 638 *** 15. Anders Lee 636 *** 16. Billy Harris 623 *** 17. Stefan Persson 622 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 614

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 226 *** 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 205…
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 425 ***  16. Anders Lee 395 *** 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. Greg Gilbert and Ryan Pulock +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 dropped a 5-2 decision to Providence on Wednesday to open 2023.  The Islanders have fallen to 14-12-5-1 on the season after having gone 1-9-1-1 in the last dozen games.

Andy Andreoff is tied-5th in the AHL with a team-leading 17 goals, while Chis Terry leads the team in assists (22) and points (31).   Cory Schneider will look to pick up where he was prior to his recall; he is 10-3-2 on the season in Bridgeport.

Bridgeport will visit Springfield on Friday and then host Providence for the second time in four days on Wednesday.

Season Series Stats
The teams split the season series, 1 game to 1 (and 2 points to 2).    

The last time the Isles beat Edmonton twice in one season was in 2002-03. 

The Isles are 1-7-3 in their eleven trips to Edmonton since a win in March 2003; however, they have lost only once in regulation at home to the Oilers this century (12-1-2)

UP NEXT
FRIDAY, JANUARY 6th –ISLANDERS AT CALGARY 9:00pm
[MSGSN2 (pre-game at 8:30), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Islanders will look to sweep the season series from the Flames as they visit Calgary on Friday to conclude the back-to-back and the four-game road trip.  

The Isles rallied for a 4-3 victory on a Noah Dobson overtime power play goal on November 7th and will be looking to sweep the Flames for the first time since 2015-16.  

This is the 41st game of the campaign, meaning that the 50th anniversary regular season will be half over following this contest.   The Isles will have played 23 of their first 41 on the road, but a season-long 5-game homestand begins on Tuesday.

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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