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The Skinny: Los Angeles 3, Isles 2

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 62
Los Angeles 3, Isles 2
The Kings scored three times in a 5:34 span of the second period to break open a scoreless game and Los Angeles held on for a 3-2 victory over the Islanders before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.  

Noah Dobson scored a power play goal in the 2nd period and Adam Pelech deflected a goal home off a King but that was all the Isles could mount against Jonathan Quick, who recorded his 370th career victory.

The Isles fall to 30-25-7 and will head to Winnipeg for a Sunday afternoon game with the Jets. The Isles still hold the 1st Wild Card spot; they are three points ahead of Buffalo, Detroit, and Florida. However, those teams have played five, five, and one fewer game than the Isles, respectively.

The Scoring:
1st Period
No Goals

2nd Period 
Phillip Danault (15)OWN 06:40 LAK 1,NYI 0
Arthur Kaliyev (11) Rasmus Kupari (7), Jaret Anderson-Dolan (5) 08:05 LAK 2,NYI 0
Gabriel Vilardi (18) Alex Iafallo (15), Alexander Edler (7) 12:14 LAK 3,NYI 0
Noah Dobson (12) Brock Nelson (33), Anders Lee (20) 16:34 LAK 3,NYI 1 PPG

3rd Period
Adam Pelech (4) Ryan Pulock (17), Matt Martin (12) 15:23 LAK 3,NYI 2 

The Skinny    
The Isles fall to 7-3-2 in their last 12 games and 5-2-1 in their last eight home games…Brock Nelson now has points in 15 of his last 16 games; his 59 points match his career high… Matt Martin extended his point streak to a career-best four games; he also matched his career high with 19 points…The Isles scored a power play goal for the first time in four games.… The Isles have won five straight third periods, outscoring the opposition 8-0… The Isles' third period differential improves to +7; the Isles were +16 in the third period through 23 games, -17 over the next 34 games but are +8 over the last 5 games … Noah Dobson scored his 12th goal; he is only the third Islander defenseman to ever have consecutive seasons with at least 12 goals (Denis Potvin and Tomas Jonsson)…Jonathan Quick passed Tom Barrasso for 3rd place on the all-time win list among American-born goalies…The Isles snapped Anze Kopitar's four-game goal streak, matching the longest of his career…The Kings are 5-1-1 in February….The Isles won only 14 (of 36) face-offs, matching their 2nd fewest face-off wins in a home game since the statistic was first officially recorded in 1998.

20-20
Ilya Sorokin now has twenty wins in consecutive seasons.   The club record for consecutive 20-win series is five, held by Chico Resch.  Thomas Greiss was the last Islander with consecutive 20-win campaigns.

Heavy Hitters
Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin are now 1-2 all-time in hits:
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,692
2. Matt Martin 3,643

Last Year vs. This Year
2022-23  30-25-7 for 67 points in 62 games
2021-22  28-25-9 for 65 points in 62 games; finished 37-35-10 for 84 points.

Offense from Defense
Today:  2-1-3
Season: 33-93-126
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored 33 goals, one more than they did last season and the most that they have scored since tallying 39 goals in 2017-18.  The Isles are fourth in the NHL in defense goals, and third in the NHL in percent of goals scored by their defense (18.4%).

Best of the Best
Ilya Sorokin has 15 shutouts in 115 career starts. He has recorded a shutout in 13.0% of his starts, which is the best in NHL history (since 1943-44) among goalies with at least 100 starts:
Ilya Sorokin 13.0%
Roman Cechmanek 12.2%
Ken Dryden 11.8%
Dominik Hasek 11.3%

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise has 423 career goals, good for 9th among actives and 85th all-time. Steve Shutt is 84th with 424 goals.

Home and Road
The Isles are 30-25-7 overall; they are 18-11-3 at home and 12-14-4 on the road.
Los Angeles is 33-19-8 overall; they are 18-9-2 at home and 15-10-6 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 17-13-5 against the East (12-5-1 vs. Metropolitan and 5-8-5 vs. Atlantic) and 13-12-2 against the West (5-7-2 vs. Central and 8-5-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 73 games at UBS Arena and recorded 51 sellouts of 17,255. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,519
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,393
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 20-8-3 when scoring first and are 10-17-4 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles              5-8-5=18
Los Angeles 12-12-4=28
The Isles are 14-10-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even and 16-15-5 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 25 saves; he is 20-18-5 on the season and 0-1-0 vs Los Angeles. 

Jonathan Quick made 16 saves; he is 11-12-4 on the season and 7-4-2 vs. the Isles.  

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-3 on the power play (3:15); Los Angeles was 0-2 on the power play (2:41).

The Isles are 13-10-3 when they score at least one power play goal and 17-15-4 when they do not. The Isles are 13-12-2 when they allow at least one power play goal and 17-13-5 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 24-6-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 6-19-4 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 13-6-7 in games decided by a single goal including 9-6 in regulation. They are 4-3 in games decided in overtime and are 0-4 in shootouts. The Isles are 4-7 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 March 14th in Los Angeles and on March 15th in Anaheim. The Isles are 7-5-0 in the front end and 7-4-1 in the back end. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Noah Dobson (22:32);  Los Angeles: Mikey Anderson (27:05)
Bo Horvat led Isles forwards with 21:53 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-2-1), Noah Dobson (4-12-2), Adam Pelech (5-2-0), Ryan Pulock (6-5-1), Scott Mayfield (7-1-2), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (2-1-0), Sebastian Aho (0-1-0), Bo Horvat (2-0-1), Tied (0-1-0).

Face-offs
Isles 16, Los Angeles 22 (42%)
Bo Horvat won 8 of 14 for the Isles; Philip Danault won 5 of 6- for Los Angeles. 

Hit Count
Isles 18 (Scott Mayfield -5)
Los Angeles 11 (Mikey Anderson -3)
Fights 
None. Season total: 14 (Martin-6, Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Johnston-2, Cizikas, Romanov)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 11 (Hudson Fasching and Ryan Pulock -2)
Los Angeles 14 (Alexander Edler -3)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 44, Los Angeles 46
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 37, Los Angeles 40

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Bo Horvat +6
Los Angeles:  Arthur Kaliyev +7

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 7, Los Angeles 5
5-on-5: Isles 7, Los Angeles 3

Scratches
Oliver Wahlstrom-IR), (Cal Clutterbuck – IR), (Jean-Gabriel Pageau-IR), (Josh Bailey- INJ), (Mathew Barzal-INJ), Parker Wotherspoon
Games Lost: 147

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 144th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021. Overall, his streak is 145 games, making it the 19th-longest active streak in the NHL. 

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

Opponents: 2 successful, 0 failures – PIT offside 12/27, VAN goalie interference 2/9

League reviews: 5 (Isles goal – Salo vs ANA 10/16 – stood; Isles no goal vs NSH 12/2-stood; Isles goal- Martin vs CHI 12/4-awarded; MIN goal (Gaudreau) 1/12 – awarded), MTL goal (Matheson) 2/11-stood.

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 allowed the opposition to do so once.
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
Vs  Led 4-2, Lost 6-5 vs VAN 2/9

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)
Zach Parise Vs PIT 2/17 (17:17; GW)
Vs (1): Kappo Kaako @NYR  12/22 (17:13: GW)

Overtime Winners
For (4): Noah Dobson vs CGY 11/7 (4:02)
Zach Parise vs CBJ 11/12 (0:39) 
Anthony Beauvillier @ TOR 11/21 (1:56)
Mathew Barzal vs VEG 1/28 (4:28)
Vs. (3): Dimitry Orlov Vs WAS 1/16 (4:27)
Dylan Cozens @ BUF 1/19 (0:12)
Mike Matheson @ MTL 2/11 (4:38)

Shootout Winners
Vs (4):  David Pastrnak @ BOS 12/13
Evan Rodrigues @ COL 12/19
Jason Robertson Vs DAL 1/10
Tim Stutzle Vs OTT 2/14

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,047…
6. Bob Bourne 814 *** 7. Mike Bossy 752 *** 8. Matt Martin 746 *** 9. Brock Nelson 738 *** 10. Casey Cizikas 725…
12. Brent Sutter 694 *** 13. John Tavares 669 *** 14. Anders Lee 658 *** 15. Derek King 638 *** 16. Billy Harris 623 *** 17. Stefan Persson 622 *** 18. Cal Clutterbuck 621

Goals    
1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
8. Bob Bourne 238 *** 9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 10. Anders Lee 234 *** 11. Brock Nelson 231 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 182…
28. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 29 Mathew Barzal, Benoit Hogue, and Ed Westfall 105

Assists
1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553 *** 4. Josh Bailey 394…
13. Pat LaFontaine 279 *** 14. Bob Nystrom 278 *** 15. Billy Harris 259 *** 16. Mathew Barzal 257 *** 17. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 18. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 20. Brock Nelson 215…
23. Ed Westfall 181 *** 24. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 25. Anders Lee 174

Points
1. Bryan Trottier 1,353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1,126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1,052…
6.  Brent Sutter 610 *** 7. Josh Bailey 576  …
13. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 14. Brock Nelson 446 *** 15. Billy Harris 443 ***  16. Anders Lee 408 *** 17. Kyle Okposo and Stefan Persson 369…19. Mathew Barzal 362

+/-
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 +73 *** 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. Ryan Pulock 41 *** 9. Mark Streit 40 *** 10. Johnny Boychuk *** 11. Adrian Aucoin 33 *** 12. Bryan Berard 31***13. Noah Dobson 29

Defense Assists
1. Denis Potvin 742 *** 2. Stefan Persson 317 *** 3. Tomas Jonsson 249…
8. Mark Streit 139 *** 9. Ryan Pulock 125…
15. Bryan Berard 100 *** 16. Vladimir Malakhov 98 *** 17. Johnny Boychuk 96 *** 18. Adam Pelech,  Dave Langevin and Thomas Hickey 95…
24. Adrian Aucoin 80 ***25. Scott Lachance and Noah Dobson 79 *** 27. Scott Mayfield 78

Defense Points
1. Denis Potvin 1,052 *** 2. Stefan Persson 369 *** 3. Tomas Jonsson 333…
8. Mark Streit 179 *** 9. Ryan Pulock 166…
17. Vladimir Malakhov 125 *** 18. Adam Pelech 118 *** 19. Thomas Hickey 117...20. Adrian Aucoin 113 *** 21. Radek Martinek 109 *** 22. Dave Langevin 109 ***23. Noah Dobson 108 *** 24. Scott Lachance and Ken Morrow 105 *** 26. Scott Mayfield 102

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
8. Glenn Healy 66 *** 9. Tommy Salo 62 *** 10. Ilya Sorokin 59 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 58

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Ilya Sorokin 15 *** 5. Tommy Salo 14 *** 6. Semyon Varlamov and Jaroslav Halak 12 

On the Farm
Bridgeport got two goals from William Dufour and improved to 23-19-7-1 on the season with a 5-2 win over Belleville on Thursday. The B-Isles have won four straight games.

Andy Andreoff leads the team with 20 goals, while Chis Terry continues to lead in assists (33) and points (49). William Dufour has 18 goals and 6th among AHL rookies while All-Star Ruslan Iskhakov is 3rd  among AHL rookies with 27 assists and is tied-4th among rookies with 39 points.

Bridgeport closes out February by hosting Charlotte on Saturday and Lehigh Valley on Sunday in the 2nd and 3rd games of their six-game homestand.

Season Series Stats
Los Angeles leads the season series, 1 game to 0 (and 2 points to 0). The Isles will visit Los Angeles on March 14th to complete the season series.

The Isles have lost three straight to the Kings.

UP NEXT
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th –ISLANDERS AT WINNIPEG 3:30pm
[MSGSN (Pre-game at 3:00), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles have only two games remaining before Friday's trade deadline and the first one is in Winnipeg on Sunday afternoon.

The Isles have played 12 games in Manitoba since the franchise relocated from Atlanta; they are 10-1-1 in Winnipeg, having won their last three games there.

The Isles will play in Minnesota on Tuesday to close out February.
 
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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