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The Skinny: Isles 4, Detroit 1

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Game 65 
Isles 4, Detroit 1
Zach Parise and Anders Lee scored 2:28 apart, early in the third period and Kyle Palmieri and Lee added goals 1:40 apart later in the frame as the Isles rallied from a 1-0 deficit for 4-1 matinee victory over the Detroit Red Wings before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena. 

Ilya Sorokin, playing in front of his father for the first time in the NHL, made 22 saves for the victory. 

The Isles are 32-25-8 and host Buffalo on Tuesday before visiting Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Isles regained the 1st Wild Card spot with their afternoon victory; they end play Saturday one point ahead of Pittsburgh (who lost to Florida on Saturday night) and four points ahead of Buffalo, Ottawa, Florida and Washington.

The Scoring:
1st Period
No Goals

2nd Period
Dylan Larkin (23) Moritz Seider (28), Robby Fabbri (9) 18:59 DET 1,NYI 0 PPG

3rd Period
Zach Parise (16) Sebastian Aho (13), Kyle Palmieri (10) 02:11 DET 1,NYI 1
Anders Lee (23) Hudson Fasching (5), Casey Cizikas (11) 04:39 DET 1,NYI 2
Kyle Palmieri (10) Noah Dobson (25), Brock Nelson (34) 15:41 DET 1,NYI 3 PPG
Anders Lee (24) Josh Bailey (16) 17:21 DET 1,NYI 4

The Skinny    
The Isles are 9-3-3 in their last 15 games and 6-2-1 in their last nine home games…. The Isles have outscored the opposition 13-0 in their last eight third periods… The Isles' third period differential improves to +12; the Isles were +16 in the third period through 23 games, -17 over the next 34 games but are +13 over the last eight games … Brock Nelson has points in 17 of the last 19 games… Every Islander but Adam Pelech had a shot on goal… Pierre Engvall played a season-high 17:26 in his Islander debut…The Isles are a season-high seven games over NHL-.500 for the fourth time this season…Anders Lee had the game-winner in both home games against Detroit this season; his two goals tonight moved him ahead of Bob Nystrom into 9th place on the club's all-time scoring list...The Red Wings were 19-0-2 when leading after two periods before today's loss…The Isles have won seven games when trailing after two periods, tied for the NHL lead with Vancouver and New Jersey; they have won eight game where they trailed at some point in the third period, behind only Vegas (10) and New Jersey (9).

Heavy Hitters
Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin are now 1-2 all-time in hits:
1. Cal Clutterbuck 3,692
2. Matt Martin 3,649

Last Year vs. This Year
2022-23  32-25-8 for 72 points in 65 games
2021-22  29-27-9 for 67 points in 65 games; finished 37-35-10 for 84 points.

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-2-2
Season: 35-97-132
Last Season (Final) 32-128-160

The Islander defense have scored 35 goals, three more than they did last season and the most that they have scored since tallying 39 goals in 2017-18.

Best of the Best
Ilya Sorokin has 15 shutouts in 116 career starts. He has recorded a shutout in 12.9% of his starts, which is the best in NHL history (since 1943-44) among goalies with at least 100 starts:
Ilya Sorokin 12.9%
Roman Cechmanek 12.2%
Ken Dryden 11.8%
Dominik Hasek 11.3%

Zach Attack 
Zach Parise scored his 424th career goal, good for 9th among actives and tying Steve Shutt for 84th all-time. Brian Propp is next with 425.

Home and Road
The Isles are 32-25-8 overall; they are 19-11-3 at home and 12-14-5 on the road.
Detroit is 28-25-9 overall; they are 15-12-4 at home and 13-13-5 on the road.

East and West
The Isles are 18-13-5 against the East (12-5-1 vs. Metropolitan and 6-8-5 vs. Atlantic) and 14-12-3 against the West (6-7-3 vs. Central and 8-5-0 vs. Pacific).

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 74 games at UBS Arena and recorded 52 sellouts of 17,255. 

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. David Poile 1,521
2. Lou Lamoriello 1,395
3. Glen Sather 1,319

First Things First
The Isles are 21-8-4 when scoring first and are 11-17-4 when allowing the opening goal. 

The Shots
Isles     16-9-11=36
Detroit  6-6-11=23
The Isles are 16-10-3 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 21-18-6 on the season and 3-1-1 vs. Detroit. 
Magnus Hellberg made 32 saves; he is 4-6-1 on the season and 0-2-0 vs. the Isles. 

Special Teams
The Isles were 1-2 on the power play (2:24); Detroit was 1-3 on the power play (4:34).

The Isles are 14-10-3 when they score at least one power play goal and 18-15-5 when they do not. The Isles are 14-12-2 when they allow at least one power play goal and 18-13-6 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 26-6-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 6-19-5 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 13-6-8 in games decided by a single goal including 9-6 in regulation. They are 4-3 in games decided in overtime and are 0-5 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: Ryan Pulock (22:19);  Detroit: Mo Seider (22:16)
Bo Horvat led Isles forwards with 20:32 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Alexander Romanov (2-2-1), Noah Dobson (4-12-2), Adam Pelech (6-2-0), Ryan Pulock (7-5-1), Scott Mayfield (7-1-3), 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 28, Detroit 13 (68%)
Bo Horvat won 12 of 15 for the Isles; no Red Wing won more than he lost. 

Hit Count
Isles 22 (Alexander Romanov -4)
Detroit 18 (Mo Seider -4)

Fights 
There were no fights. Season total: 16 (Martin-6, Johnston-3, Lee-2, Wahlstrom-2, Cizikas, Romanov, Martin)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles 14 (Four with 2)
Detroit 11 (Two with 2)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 64, Detroit 43
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 56, Detroit 36

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Sebastian Aho +17
Detroit:  Robert Hagg +3

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 17, Detroit 5
5-on-5: Isles 15, Detroit 4

Scratches
Oliver Wahlstrom-IR), (Cal Clutterbuck – IR), (Jean-Gabriel Pageau-IR), (Mathew Barzal-INJ), Parker Wotherspoon, Ross Johnston
Games Lost: 160

The Ironman
Zach Parise played in his 147th consecutive Islander game; he has played in every game since joining the team in October 2021. Overall, his streak is 148 games, making it the 15th-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 (5):  David Pastrnak @ BOS 12/13
Evan Rodrigues @ COL 12/19
Jason Robertson Vs DAL 1/10
Tim Stutzle Vs OTT 2/14
Frederick Gaudreau @MIN 2/28

All-time Islander Leader Boards:
Games Played (skaters)
1. Bryan Trottier 1,123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1,060 *** 3. Josh Bailey 1,050…
6. Bob Bourne 814 *** 7. Mike Bossy 752 *** 8. Matt Martin 749 *** 9. Brock Nelson 741 *** 10. Casey Cizikas 728…
12. Brent Sutter 694 *** 13. John Tavares 669 *** 14. Anders Lee 661 *** 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. Anders Lee 236 *** 9. Bobby Nystrom 235 *** 11. Brock Nelson 232 *** 12. Derek King 211 *** 13. John Tonelli 206  *** 14 Billy Harris 184 *** 15. Josh Bailey 183…
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 395…
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 216…
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 578  …
13. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 14. Brock Nelson 448 *** 15. Billy Harris 443 ***  16. Anders Lee 410 *** 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 and Adam Pelech +75 *** 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 Mayfield and Noah Dobson 80

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 119 *** 19. Thomas Hickey 117...20. Adrian Aucoin 113 *** 21. Radek Martinek 109 *** 22. Dave Langevin and Noah Dobson 109 *** 24. Scott Lachance and Ken Morrow 105 *** 26. Scott Mayfield 104

Wins
1. Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130…
8. Glenn Healy 66 *** 9. Tommy Salo 62 *** 10. Ilya Sorokin 60 *** 11. Semyon Varlamov 59

Shutouts
1. Glenn Resch 25 *** 2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 …
4. Ilya Sorokin 15 *** 5. Tommy Salo 14 *** 6. Semyon Varlamov 13 

On the Farm
Bridgeport improved to 24-21-7-1 on the season and 2-2-0-0 on their season-long six game home stand with a 7-1 victory over Providence on Thursday. Andy Andreoff scored twice, and Ruslan Iskhakov added three points as the Islanders scored five times in the third period to break open a close game.

Andreoff leads the team with 22 goals, while Chris Terry continues to lead in assists (34) and points (51). William Dufour has 19 goals, which is tied-3rd among AHL rookies while All-Star Ruslan Iskhakov is 3rd  among AHL rookies with 29 assists and leads all rookies with 43 points (thru Thursday).

Bridgeport hosts Hartford on Saturday night and Springfield on Sunday afternoon.

Season Series Stats
The Isles win the season series, 2 games to 0 (and 4 points to 2).   

The Isles have won seven straight home games against the Red Wings, outscoring Detroit 23-6 over the last five wins.

UP NEXT
TUESDAY, MARCH 7th –BUFFALO AT ISLANDERS 7:00pm
[ESPN+/Hulu), WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN Radio]
The Isles look to go eight games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season when the welcome the Buffalo Sabres to UBS Arena for a key matchup in the Wild Card race.  

Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay on Saturday to remain four points behind the Isles; the Sabres will host Edmonton on Monday before arriving on Long Island.

This is the middle game of the season series; Buffalo defeated the Isles 3-2 in overtime back on January 19th in Buffalo; the teams will also meet on March 25th at UBS.

This game will be streamed nationally by ESPN+; Mike Monaco, Cassie Campbell-Pascal and Dominic Moore will have the call.

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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