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The Skinny: Carolina 2, Isles 1 (OT). Carolina wins series 4-2.

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Eastern Conference Round 1, Game 6
Carolina 2, Isles 1
Carolina Wins Series 4-2
School is out. Paul Stastny scored 6:00 into overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes eliminated the Islanders with a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena. 

Cal Clutterbuck scored midway through the first period and that goal held up for 40:03 until Sebastian Aho tied it midway through the third period. Carolina out-shot the Isles 19-5 in the third period, after the first two periods titled in the Islanders direction. 

It was the third career overtime goal for Stastny, matching his father's total. While Peter scored all three goals for the Nordiques, Paul has scored for Colorado, Winnipeg and now Carolina.

The Canes advance to Round 2, which they will open at home against either the Devils or Rangers. 

The Scoring:
1st Period
Cal Clutterbuck (1) Ryan Pulock (3), Casey Cizikas (2) 09:21 CAR 0,NYI 1

2nd Period
No Goals

3rd Period
Sebastian Aho (4) Brett Pesce (2) 09:24 CAR 1,NYI 1

OT
Paul Stastny (3) Derek Stepan (1) 06:00 CAR 2,NYI 1

The Series 
Game 1: Carolina 2, ISLES 1
Game 2: Carolina 4, ISLES 3 (OT)
Game 3: ISLES 5, Carolina 1
Game 4: Carolina 5, ISLES 2
Game 5: ISLES 3, Carolina 2
Game 6: Carolina 2, ISLES 1 (OT)

The Skinny    
The Isles led 1-0 after the first period for the second straight game, after not leading after 20 minutes in their prior 24 playoff games….Sebastian Aho recorded his 22nd career playoff goal to extend his franchise record; Aho, who had five points on ten Carolina goals in the last three games also holds the record for both assists and points…Carolina outscored the Isles 16-15 in the series… Brock Nelson had six points in the series to lead the Isles; Sebastian Aho led Carolina with seven points…The Carolina Aho was sent to the penalty box for an infraction on the Isles' Aho in the second period….It was the first time in the series that the team who scored first lost the game…Brent Burns played in his 100th career playoff game…The Isles are 18-9 when scoring first in a game they faced elimination…Rod Brind 'Amour was behind the bench for his 54th game, breaking a tie with Paul Maurice for the club record…The Isles did not trail in either of their wins, or during play tonight…It is the third consecutive Islander playoff trip that ended in a one-goal loss, including twice in overtime…The Isles scored only one power play goal in the series, matching the 1986 team, who scored only one power play goal in a three-game sweep by Washington….Road teams are 9-3 in overtime in this year's playoffs.

Sudden Death
It is the fifth time in Islander history that they have been eliminated on an overtime goal:
04/29/78 Vs Lanny McDonald     L Tor 00:04:13 
04/16/04 @ Martin St. Louis L TB 00:04:07 
05/11/13 Vs Brooks Orpik L Pit 00:07:49
09/17/20 Vs Anthony Cirelli L TB 00:13:18 (in Edmonton
04/28/23 Vs Peter Stastny L Car 00:06:01


Pulock the Playoff Scorer
Ryan Pulock is 5th among Islander defensemen in career playoff goals:
1. Denis Potvin 56 
2. Ken Morrow 11
3. Mike McEwen 9 
        Tomas Jonsson 9
5. Ryan Pulock 8
The four players ahead of him share 14 Stanley Cup rings with the Islanders.

Pulock the Playoff Hitter
In regular season play, Ryan Pulock averages 1.6 hits (703 hits in 428 games). In the playoffs, Pulock has 176 hits in 61 games (2.9 per game), and he holds the Isles career record (real-time era) for playoff hits by a defenseman.

Most Hits by an Isles Defenseman (Playoffs, since 2007)
Johnny Boychuk  10  4/23/2015 @ WSH
Ryan Pulock 9 4/17/2023@ CAR 
Ryan Pulock 8 5/16/2021@ PIT
Ryan Pulock 8 5/20/2021vs PIT

Whoa Nellie (with Apologies to Chris King)
Brock Nelson is the fifth player in club history to score 25 career playoff goals in 75 games or fewer. The others have 16 Stanley Cups and four retired jerseys:
Mike Bossy (41 GP), 
Butch Goring (68 GP) 
Bryan Trottier (70 GP)
Brock Nelson (72 GP)
Denis Potvin (75 GP) 

The Goals (Series)
Isles        2-6-7-0=15
Carolina  3-6-5-2=16

The Shots (Series)
Isles       50-66-54-4=174
Carolina 67-69-67-7=210

Led/Tied/Trailed
Game 1: Led: 0:00, Tied: 4:11, Trailed: 55:49
Game 2: Led: 3:01, Tied:28:12,  Trailed 33:50
Game 3: Led 7:58, Tied 52:02. Trailed 0:00
Game 4: Led: 0:00, Tied: 4:05, Trailed: 55:55
Game 5: Led: 49:33, Tied: 10:27, Trailed: 0:00
Game 6: Led 40:03, Tied 19:58, Trailed 0:00
Series:   Led: 100:35 Tied: 118:55, Trailed: 145:34

Playoffs All-Time
The Isles are 174-145 in 319 all-time playoff games. They are 97-55 at home (88-44 at the Coliseum, 2-5 at Barclays, 5-2 in Toronto, 1-2 in Edmonton and 1-2 at UBS Arena) and 77-90 on the road. In this year's playoffs, the Isles are 1-2 at home and 1-2 on the road.

Offense from Defense
Today:  0-1-1
Playoffs 3-9-12

The Islander defense had a point on every goal that they scored in the series, except for the three goals that they scored in Game 5.

Home is Where the Fans Are
The Isles have played 82 regular season games at UBS Arena and recorded 60 sellouts of 17,255. The Isles have sold out 3 playoff games as well. 

Overtime is (Usually) Our Time
The Isles are 40-24 (.625) all-time in overtime, including 20-14 at home. The Isles are 0-2 in overtime in 2023 and have gone 11-11 in 22 overtime games since 2015. With tonight's loss the Isles fell behind the Canes as the best overtime team in Stanley Cup history: 
Carolina 29-17 .630 (2-0 this year)
Isles 40-24 .625 (0-2 this year)
Carolina 28-17 .622 (1-0 this year)
Anaheim 24-15 .615
Colorado 46-34  .575 (0-1 this year)
Tampa Bay 23-18 .561 (0-2 this year)

The Isles are tied for the best road percentage in Stanley Cup history:
Isles 20-10 .667  (0-1 this year)
Tampa Bay 14-7 .667
Anaheim 15-8 .652
Colorado 26-15 .634 (0-1 this year)
Carolina 14-9 .609 (1-0 this year)

Overtime vs. Carolina
The Isles are 0-2 all-time in playoff overtime games vs. Carolina:
4/26/19 Vs Jordan Staal L (0-1) 04:04  (Brooklyn*)
4/19/23 @ Jesper Fast L (3-4)  05:03
4/28/23 Vs Paul Stastny L (1-2)  06:01
*It was the last overtime game and penultimate playoff game at Barclays Center.

Sweet Lou
Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest post-season win total for any general manager in NHL history:
1. Glen Sather 187-137
2. Lou Lamoriello 171-149

Sather (324) is also the only GM with more playoff games than Lamoriello (320).

First Things First
The Isles are 2-1 when scoring first and are 0-3 when allowing the opening goal.

The Shots
Isles 11-17-5-1=34
Carolina  8-11-19-3=41

Shots by Game
Game 1:  Isles 26, Carolina 37
Game 2:  Isles 26, Carolina 36
Game 3:  Isles 37, Carolina 31
Game 4: Isles 29, Carolina 29
Game 5: Isles 22, Carolina 36
Game 6: Isles 34, Carolina 41
Series:    Isles 174, Carolina 210

The Isles are 1-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1 when the shots are even and 1-3 when they are out-shot.

In the Nets
Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves; he is 2-4 this year and 6-5 in his playoff career. 
Frederik Andersen made 33 saves; he is 1-0 this year and2 8-23 in his playoff career.

Special Teams
The Isles were 0-3 on the power play (4:35); Carolina was 0-2 on the power play (2:35). 

Power Plays by Game
Game 1: Isles 0-4 (8:00, 4 shots), Carolina 2-4 (4:52, 5 shots)
Game 2: Isles 0-0 (0:00, 0 shots), Carolina 1-6 (9:18, 8 shots)
Game 3: Isles 1-5 (9:59, 10 shots), Carolina 0-4 (6:02, 3 shots)
Game 4: Isles 0-3 (5:40, 2 shots),Carolina 2-5 (7:44, 4 shots)
Game 5: Isles 0-3 (3:38, 0 shots),Carolina 0-4 (5;38, 5 shots)
Game 6: Isles 0-3 (4:35, 5 shots), Carolina 0-2 (2:35, 1 shot)
Series: Isles 1-18 (32:02, 21 shots), Carolina 5-25 (36:09, 26 shots)

The Isles are 1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-4 when they do not. The Isles are 0-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 2-1 when they do not.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 2-1 when they score at least three goals and are 0-3 when they do not.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 1-3 in games decided by a single goal (1-1 in regulation and 0-2 in overtime). The Isles are 0-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Adam Pelech (24:44);  Carolina: Brent Burns (26:52) 
Bo Horvat led Isles forwards with 23:02 of ice-time. 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Noah Dobson (0-1), Scott Mayfield (0-1), Adam Pelech (1-1), Ryan Pulock (1-1)

The Face-offs
Isles 38, Carolina 29 (57%)
Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 13 of 22 for the Isles; No Hurricane who took multiple draws won more than he lost.

Face-offs by Game
Game 1: Isles 35, Carolina 37 (48%)
Game 2: Isles 30, Carolina 26 (54%) 
Game 3: Isles 31, Carolina 32 (49%)
Game 4: Isles 32, Carolina 28 (53%)
Game 5: Isles 32, Carolina 36 (47%)
Game 6: Isles 38, Carolina 29 (57%)
Series  : Isles 198, Carolina 188 (51%)

Hit Count
Isles 21 (Matt Martin and Jean-Gabriel Pageau -3)
Carolina 31 (Sebastian Aho -5)

Hits by Game
Game 1: Isles 44, Carolina 39
Game 2: Isles 54. Carolina 28
Game 3: Isles 43, Carolina 28
Game 4: Isles 32, Carolina 42
Game 5: Isles 33, Carolina 27
Game 6: Isles 21, Carolina 31
Series   : Isles 227, Carolina 195

Fights 
None. Playoff total: 0

Blocked Shots
Isles 21 (Scott Mayfield -5)
Carolina 22 (Brent Burns -4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 72, Carolina 76
Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 64, Carolina 73

Corsi Game by Game:
Game 1: (All) Isles 57, Carolina 73; (5-on-5) Isles 42, Carolina 62
Game 2: (All) Isles 58, Carolina 73; (5-on-5) Isles 55, Carolina 53
Game 3; (All) Isles 66, Carolina 55; (5-on-5) Isles 46, Carolina 45
Game 4: (All) Isles 57, Carolina 57; (5-on-5) Isles 46, Carolina 52
Game 5: (All) Isles 41, Carolina 77; (5-on-5) Isles 34, Carolina 58
Game 6: (All) Isles 72, Carolina 76; (5-on-5) Isles 64, Carolina 73
Series: (All) Isles 351, Carolina 411; (5-on-5) Isles 287, Carolina 343

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Mathew Barzal +13
Carolina: Jordan Martinook +16

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 15, Carolina 19
5-on-5: Isles 12, Carolina 19

High-Danger Game by Game:
Game 1: (All) Isles 17, Carolina 13; (5-on-5) Isles 10, Carolina 11
Game 2: (All) Isles 14, Carolina 7; (5-on-5) Isles 14, Carolina 5
Game 3: (All) Isles 20, Carolina 15; (5-on-5) Isles 13, Carolina 11
Game 4: (All) Isles 12, Carolina 13; (5-on-5) Isles 9, Carolina 9
Game 5: (All) Isles 11, Carolina 16; (5-on-5) Isles 10, Carolina 10
Game 6: (All) Isles 15, Carolina 19; (5-on-5) Isles 12, Carolina 19
Series: (All) Isles 89, Carolina 83; (5-on-5) Isles 68, Carolina 65

Scratches
Oliver Wahlstrom-IR), Samuel Bolduc, Parker Wotherspoon, Ross Johnston, Simon Holmstrom, Jakub Skarek
Playoff Games Lost: 8

The Ironman (Playoffs)
Matt Martin played in his 79th consecutive Islander playoff game; he has played in every Islander playoff game since 2013.

Challenges
Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures  -  R1G4 – CAR offside.

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

League reviews: 0  

Quickies
The Isles have scored two goals in under a minute twice during this postseason. They did so seven times in the regular season. 
:44 – Game 3 vs. CAR  (Kyle Palmieri and Matt Martin)
:16 – Game 3 vs. CAR (Scott Mayfield (EN) and Anders Lee)

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins
There has not been a multi-goal third period comeback in this year's playoffs.
The Isles came from two goals behind after two periods to win four times and allowed the opposition to do so once in the regular season.
 
Last Minute Heroes:
There has not been a tying or winning goal in the final three minutes of the third period in the playoffs,
In the regular season, the Isles scored four goals and allowed one goal in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime. 

Overtime Winners
Playoffs:  For 0, Vs. 2   (Jesper Fast R1G2 vs CAR 5:03, Paul Stastny, R1G6 vs CAR 6:01)
Regular Season: For 5, Vs. 4

Active Islander Playoff Leaders: (As NYI)
Games: 
Matt Martin 79
Casey Cizikas 75
Brock Nelson 73
Josh Bailey 71
Cal Clutterbuck 71
Ryan Pulock 61
Scott Mayfield 57

Consecutive Games:
Matt Martin 79 (every game since start of 2013 playoffs)
Brock Nelson 68
Ryan Pulock 57
Mathew Barzal 55
Scott Mayfield 55

Goals:
Brock Nelson 25
Josh Bailey 16
Mathew Barzal 15
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 11
Cal Clutterbuck 11
Anders Lee 9
Kyle Palmieri 9
Ryan Pulock 8
Matt Martin 8
Casey Cizikas 6

Assists:
Josh Bailey 34
Mathew Barzal 25
Brock Nelson 22
Ryan Pulock 16
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 14
Scott Mayfield 12
Adam Pelech 11
Casey Cizikas 11
Noah Dobson 9

Points:
Josh Bailey 50
Brock Nelson 47
Mathew Barzal 40
Jean-Gabriel Pageau 25
Ryan Pulock 24
Cal Clutterbuck 18
Anders Lee 17
Casey Cizikas 17

Penalty Minutes:
Matt Martin 125
Cal Clutterbuck 86
Casey Cizikas 60
Scott Mayfield 47
Anders Lee 42
Mathew Barzal 39

+/-
Scott Mayfield +23
Jean-Gabriel Pageau +18
Kyle Palmieri +9
Adam Pelech +7

PP Goals
Mathew Barzal 4
Ryan Pulock 3
Josh Bailey 3
Anders Lee 3
Brock Nelson 3 
Kyle Palmieri 2
Oliver Wahlstrom 1

SH Goals
Josh Bailey 1
Bo Horvat 1
 
GW Goals
Brock Nelson 7
Mathew Barzal 3
Ryan Pulock 3
Josh Bailey 3
Kyle Palmieri 2
Scott Mayfield 1
Casey Cizikas 1
Matt Martin 1

OT Goals 
Josh Bailey 2
Mathew Barzal 1
Kyle Palmieri 1
Casey Cizikas 1

Goaltending
Ilya Sorokin 6-5, 2.70 GAA, .925 save percentage.
Semyon Varlamov 18-14,  2.30 GAA, .922 save percentage.

(Varlamov's 18 wins is second in club history to Billy Smith's 88. Among goalies who have played at least ten post-season games, Varlamov has the best goals against average while Sorokin has the best save percentage in club history.)

Series Stats
Carolina wins the series, 4 games to 2.

The Isles are 2-8 all-time in playoff games against Carolina, including 1-4 at home. The Isles fall to 31-24 when facing elimination .

UP NEXT
NHL Draft  June 28-29

AND FINALLY...
After missing the playoffs a year ago, the Isles qualified for the post-season and gave the division champion Hurricanes all that they could handle. The season, like most seasons, had its ups and its downs. With everything that went on, one thing was consistent. The Skinny appeared after all 88 regular season and playoff games, making yet another perfect season, at least in attendance. The Skinny streak is 927 consecutive games (including playoffs). With a little luck and good health, we will hit 1,000 games sometime in late March. 

In our beautiful new home, we have a fantastic spot to watch and bring you Islander hockey. It also gives us a chance to say hello to so many fans- thank you so much for your support and for reading and commenting on The Skinny all season long.

Finally, thanks to my very understanding family for their continuous support – I hope I make you as proud as you make me.

Have a great summer!
 
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

"The Skinny"

 

By Eric Hornick

 

Eastern Conference Round 1, Game 6

Carolina 2, Isles 1

Carolina Wins Series 4-2

School is out. Paul Stastny scored 6:01 into overtime as the Carolina Hurricanes eliminated the Islanders with a 2-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 17,255 at UBS Arena.

 

Cal Clutterbuck scored midway through the first period and that goal held up for 40:03 until Sebastian Aho tied it midway through the third period. Carolina out-shot the Isles 19-5 in the third period, after the first two periods titled in the Islanders direction.

 

It was the third career overtime goal for Stastny, matching his father's total. While Peter scored all three goals for the Nordiques, Paul has scored for Colorado, Winnipeg and now Carolina.

 

The Canes advance to Round 2, which they will open at home against either the Devils or Rangers.

 

The Scoring:

1st Period

Cal Clutterbuck (1) Ryan Pulock (3), Casey Cizikas (2) 09:21 CAR 0,NYI 1

 

2nd Period

No Goals

 

3rd Period

Sebastian Aho (4) Brett Pesce (2) 09:24 CAR 1,NYI 1

 

OT

Paul Stastny (3) Derek Stepan (1) 06:00 CAR 2,NYI 1

 

The Series

Game 1: Carolina 2, ISLES 1

Game 2: Carolina 4, ISLES 3 (OT)

Game 3: ISLES 5, Carolina 1

Game 4: Carolina 5, ISLES 2

Game 5: ISLES 3, Carolina 2

Game 6: Carolina 2, ISLES 1 (OT)

 

The Skinny    

The Isles led 1-0 after the first period for the second straight game, after not leading after 20 minutes in their prior 24 playoff games….Sebastian Aho recorded his 22nd career playoff goal to extend his franchise record; Aho, who had five points on ten Carolina goals in the last three games also holds the record for both assists and points…Carolina outscored the Isles 16-15 in the series… Brock Nelson had six points in the series to lead the Isles; Sebastian Aho led Carolina with seven points…The Carolina Aho was sent to the penalty box for an infraction on the Isles' Aho in the second period….It was the first time in the series that the team who scored first lost the game…Brent Burns played in his 100th career playoff game…The Isles are 18-9 when scoring first in a game they faced elimination…Rod Brind 'Amour was behind the bench for his 54th game, breaking a tie with Paul Maurice for the club record…The Isles did not trail in either of their wins, or during play tonight…It is the third consecutive Islander playoff trip that ended in a one-goal loss, including twice in overtime…The Isles scored only one power play goal in the series, matching the 1986 team, who scored only one power play goal in a three-game sweep by Washington….Road teams are 9-3 in overtime in this year's playoffs.

 

Sudden Death

It is the fifth time in Islander history that they have been eliminated on an overtime goal:

·        04/29/78           Vs        Lanny McDonald           L          Tor       00:04:13

·        04/16/04           @         Martin St. Louis             L          TB        00:04:07

·        05/11/13           Vs        Brooks Orpik                L          Pit        00:07:49

·        09/17/20           Vs        Anthony Cirelli              L          TB        00:13:18 (in Edmonton

·        04/28/23           Vs        Peter Stastny                L          Car       00:06:01

 

 

Pulock the Playoff Scorer

Ryan Pulock is 5th among Islander defensemen in career playoff goals:

1.      Denis Potvin 56

2.      Ken Morrow 11

3.      Mike McEwen 9

Tomas Jonsson 9

5.      Ryan Pulock 8

The four players ahead of him share 14 Stanley Cup rings with the Islanders.

 

Pulock the Playoff Hitter

In regular season play, Ryan Pulock averages 1.6 hits (703 hits in 428 games). In the playoffs, Pulock has 176 hits in 61 games (2.9 per game), and he holds the Isles career record (real-time era) for playoff hits by a defenseman.

 

Most Hits by an Isles Defenseman (Playoffs, since 2007)

·        Johnny Boychuk  10  4/23/2015 @ WSH

·        Ryan Pulock 9 4/17/2023@ CAR

·        Ryan Pulock 8 5/16/2021@ PIT

·        Ryan Pulock 8 5/20/2021vs PIT

 

Whoa Nellie (with Apologies to Chris King)

Brock Nelson is the fifth player in club history to score 25 career playoff goals in 75 games or fewer. The others have 16 Stanley Cups and four retired jerseys:

·        Mike Bossy (41 GP),

·        Butch Goring (68 GP)

·        Bryan Trottier (70 GP)

·        Brock Nelson (72 GP)

·        Denis Potvin (75 GP)

 

The Goals (Series)

Isles        2-6-7-0=15

Carolina  3-6-5-2=16

 

The Shots (Series)

Isles       50-66-54-4=174

Carolina 67-69-67-7=210

 

Led/Tied/Trailed

Game 1: Led: 0:00, Tied: 4:11, Trailed: 55:49

Game 2: Led: 3:01, Tied:28:12,  Trailed 33:50

Game 3: Led 7:58, Tied 52:02. Trailed 0:00

Game 4: Led: 0:00, Tied: 4:05, Trailed: 55:55

Game 5: Led: 49:33, Tied: 10:27, Trailed: 0:00

Game 6: Led 40:03, Tied 19:58, Trailed 0:00

Series:   Led: 100:35 Tied: 118:55, Trailed: 145:34

 

Playoffs All-Time

The Isles are 174-145 in 319 all-time playoff games. They are 97-55 at home (88-44 at the Coliseum, 2-5 at Barclays, 5-2 in Toronto, 1-2 in Edmonton and 1-2 at UBS Arena) and 77-90 on the road. In this year's playoffs, the Isles are 1-2 at home and 1-2 on the road.

 

Offense from Defense

·        Today:  0-1-1

·        Playoffs 3-9-12

 

The Islander defense had a point on every goal that they scored in the series, except for the three goals that they scored in Game 5.

 

Home is Where the Fans Are

The Isles have played 82 regular season games at UBS Arena and recorded 60 sellouts of 17,255. The Isles have sold out 3 playoff games as well.

 

Overtime is (Usually) Our Time

The Isles are 40-24 (.625) all-time in overtime, including 20-14 at home. The Isles are 0-2 in overtime in 2023 and have gone 11-11 in 22 overtime games since 2015. With tonight's loss the Isles fell behind the Canes as the best overtime team in Stanley Cup history:

·        Carolina 29-17 .630 (2-0 this year)

·        Isles 40-24 .625 (0-2 this year)

·        Carolina 28-17 .622 (1-0 this year)

·        Anaheim 24-15 .615

·        Colorado 46-34  .575 (0-1 this year)

·        Tampa Bay 23-18 .561 (0-2 this year)

 

The Isles are tied for the best road percentage in Stanley Cup history:

·        Isles 20-10 .667  (0-1 this year)

·        Tampa Bay 14-7 .667

·        Anaheim 15-8 .652

·        Colorado 26-15 .634 (0-1 this year)

·        Carolina 14-9 .609 (1-0 this year)

 

Overtime vs. Carolina

The Isles are 0-2 all-time in playoff overtime games vs. Carolina:

4/26/19             Vs        Jordan Staal     L (0-1) 04:04  (Brooklyn*)

4/19/23             @         Jesper Fast      L (3-4)  05:03

4/28/23             Vs        Paul Stastny     L (1-2)  06:01

*It was the last overtime game and penultimate playoff game at Barclays Center.

 

Sweet Lou

Lou Lamoriello has the second-highest post-season win total for any general manager in NHL history:

1.      Glen Sather 187-137

2.      Lou Lamoriello 171-149

 

Sather (324) is also the only GM with more playoff games than Lamoriello (320).

 

First Things First        

The Isles are 2-1 when scoring first and are 0-3 when allowing the opening goal.

 

The Shots

Isles     11-17-5-1=34

Carolina  8-11-19-3=41

 

Shots by Game

Game 1:  Isles 26, Carolina 37

Game 2:  Isles 26, Carolina 36

Game 3:  Isles 37, Carolina 31

Game 4: Isles 29, Carolina 29

Game 5: Isles 22, Carolina 36

Game 6: Isles 34, Carolina 41

Series:    Isles 174, Carolina 210

 

The Isles are 1-0 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1 when the shots are even and 1-3 when they are out-shot.

 

In the Nets

Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves; he is 2-4 this year and 6-5 in his playoff career.

Frederik Andersen made 33 saves; he is 1-0 this year and2 8-23 in his playoff career.

 

Special Teams

The Isles were 0-3 on the power play (4:35); Carolina was 0-2 on the power play (2:35).

 

Power Plays by Game

·        Game 1: Isles 0-4 (8:00, 4 shots), Carolina 2-4 (4:52, 5 shots)

·        Game 2: Isles 0-0 (0:00, 0 shots), Carolina 1-6 (9:18, 8 shots)

·        Game 3: Isles 1-5 (9:59, 10 shots), Carolina 0-4 (6:02, 3 shots)

·        Game 4: Isles 0-3 (5:40, 2 shots),Carolina 2-5 (7:44, 4 shots)

·        Game 5: Isles 0-3 (3:38, 0 shots),Carolina 0-4 (5;38, 5 shots)

·        Game 6: Isles 0-3 (4:35, 5 shots), Carolina 0-2 (2:35, 1 shot)

·        Series: Isles 1-18 (32:02, 21 shots), Carolina 5-25 (36:09, 26 shots)

 

The Isles are 1-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-4 when they do not. The Isles are 0-3 when they allow at least one power play goal and 2-1 when they do not.

 

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 2-1 when they score at least three goals and are 0-3 when they do not.

 

One-Goal Games

The Isles are 1-3 in games decided by a single goal (1-1 in regulation and 0-2 in overtime). The Isles are 0-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

 

Ice-time Leaders

Isles: Adam Pelech (24:44);  Carolina: Brent Burns (26:52)

Bo Horvat led Isles forwards with 23:02 of ice-time.

 

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Noah Dobson (0-1), Scott Mayfield (0-1), Adam Pelech (1-1), Ryan Pulock (1-1)

 

Face-offs

Isles 38, Carolina 29 (57%)

Jean-Gabriel Pageau won 13 of 22 for the Isles; No Hurricane who took multiple draws won more than he lost.

 

Face-offs by Game

·        Game 1: Isles 35, Carolina 37 (48%)

·        Game 2: Isles 30, Carolina 26 (54%)

·        Game 3: Isles 31, Carolina 32 (49%)

·        Game 4: Isles 32, Carolina 28 (53%)

·        Game 5: Isles 32, Carolina 36 (47%)

·        Game 6: Isles 38, Carolina 29 (57%)

·        Series  : Isles 198, Carolina 188 (51%)

 

Hit Count

Isles 21 (Matt Martin and Jean-Gabriel Pageau -3)

Carolina 31 (Sebastian Aho -5)

 

Hits by Game

·        Game 1: Isles 44, Carolina 39

·        Game 2: Isles 54. Carolina 28

·        Game 3: Isles 43, Carolina 28

·        Game 4: Isles 32, Carolina 42

·        Game 5: Isles 33, Carolina 27

·        Game 6: Isles 21, Carolina 31

·        Series   : Isles 227, Carolina 195

 

Fights

None. Playoff total: 0

 

Blocked Shots

Isles 21 (Scott Mayfield -5)

Carolina 22 (Brent Burns -4)

 

For the Analytics Crowd

Corsi: All situations: Isles 72, Carolina 76

Corsi: 5-on-5: Isles 64, Carolina 73

 

Corsi Game by Game:

Game 1: (All) Isles 57, Carolina 73; (5-on-5) Isles 42, Carolina 62

Game 2: (All) Isles 58, Carolina 73; (5-on-5) Isles 55, Carolina 53

Game 3; (All) Isles 66, Carolina 55; (5-on-5) Isles 46, Carolina 45

Game 4: (All) Isles 57, Carolina 57; (5-on-5) Isles 46, Carolina 52

Game 5: (All) Isles 41, Carolina 77; (5-on-5) Isles 34, Carolina 58

Game 6: (All) Isles 72, Carolina 76; (5-on-5) Isles 64, Carolina 73

Series: (All) Isles 351, Carolina 411; (5-on-5) Isles 287, Carolina 343

 

5-on-5 leaders:

Isles:  Mathew Barzal +13

Carolina: Jordan Martinook +16

 

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)

All situations: Isles 15, Carolina 19

5-on-5: Isles 12, Carolina 19

 

High-Danger Game by Game:

Game 1: (All) Isles 17, Carolina 13; (5-on-5) Isles 10, Carolina 11

Game 2: (All) Isles 14, Carolina 7; (5-on-5) Isles 14, Carolina 5

Game 3: (All) Isles 20, Carolina 15; (5-on-5) Isles 13, Carolina 11

Game 4: (All) Isles 12, Carolina 13; (5-on-5) Isles 9, Carolina 9

Game 5: (All) Isles 11, Carolina 16; (5-on-5) Isles 10, Carolina 10

Game 6: (All) Isles 15, Carolina 19; (5-on-5) Isles 12, Carolina 19

Series: (All) Isles 89, Carolina 83; (5-on-5) Isles 68, Carolina 65

 

Scratches

Oliver Wahlstrom-IR), Samuel Bolduc, Parker Wotherspoon, Ross Johnston, Simon Holmstrom, Jakub Skarek

Playoff Games Lost: 8

 

The Ironman (Playoffs)

Matt Martin played in his 79th consecutive Islander playoff game; he has played in every Islander playoff game since 2013.

 

Challenges

Isles: 1 successful, 0 failures  -  R1G4 – CAR offside.

 

Opponents: 0 successful, 0 failures

 

League reviews: 0  

 

Quickies

The Isles have scored two goals in under a minute twice during this postseason. They did so seven times in the regular season.

:44 – Game 3 vs. CAR  (Kyle Palmieri and Matt Martin)

:16 – Game 3 vs. CAR (Scott Mayfield (EN) and Anders Lee)

 

Multi-Goal 3rd Period Comeback Wins

There has not been a multi-goal third period comeback in this year's playoffs.

The Isles came from two goals behind after two periods to win four times and allowed the opposition to do so once in the regular season.

 

Last Minute Heroes:

There has not been a tying or winning goal in the final three minutes of the third period in the playoffs,

In the regular season, the Isles scored four goals and allowed one goal in the final three minutes of the third period that were either the winning goal or forced overtime.

 

Overtime Winners

Playoffs:  For 0, Vs. 2   (Jesper Fast R1G2 vs CAR 5:03, Paul Stastny, R1G6 vs CAR 6:01)

Regular Season: For 5, Vs. 4

 

Active Islander Playoff Leaders: (As NYI)

Games:

Matt Martin 79

Casey Cizikas 75

Brock Nelson 73

Josh Bailey 71

Cal Clutterbuck 71

Ryan Pulock 61

Scott Mayfield 57

 

Consecutive Games:

Matt Martin 79 (every game since start of 2013 playoffs)

Brock Nelson 68

Ryan Pulock 57

Mathew Barzal 55

Scott Mayfield 55

 

Goals:

Brock Nelson 25

Josh Bailey 16

Mathew Barzal 15

Jean-Gabriel Pageau 11

Cal Clutterbuck 11

Anders Lee 9

Kyle Palmieri 9

Ryan Pulock 8

Matt Martin 8

Casey Cizikas 6

 

Assists:

Josh Bailey 34

Mathew Barzal 25

Brock Nelson 22

Ryan Pulock 16

Jean-Gabriel Pageau 14

Scott Mayfield 12

Adam Pelech 11

Casey Cizikas 11

Noah Dobson 9

 

Points:

Josh Bailey 50

Brock Nelson 47

Mathew Barzal 40

Jean-Gabriel Pageau 25

Ryan Pulock 24

Cal Clutterbuck 18

Anders Lee 17

Casey Cizikas 17

 

Penalty Minutes:

Matt Martin 125

Cal Clutterbuck 86

Casey Cizikas 60

Scott Mayfield 47

Anders Lee 42

Mathew Barzal 39

 

+/-

Scott Mayfield +23

Jean-Gabriel Pageau +18

Kyle Palmieri +9

Adam Pelech +7

 

PP Goals

Mathew Barzal 4

Ryan Pulock 3

Josh Bailey 3

Anders Lee 3

Brock Nelson 3

Kyle Palmieri 2

Oliver Wahlstrom 1

 

SH Goals

Josh Bailey 1

Bo Horvat 1

 

GW Goals

Brock Nelson 7

Mathew Barzal 3

Ryan Pulock 3

Josh Bailey 3

Kyle Palmieri 2

Scott Mayfield 1

Casey Cizikas 1

Matt Martin 1

 

OT Goals

Josh Bailey 2

Mathew Barzal 1

Kyle Palmieri 1

Casey Cizikas 1

 

Goaltending

Ilya Sorokin 6-5, 2.70 GAA, .925 save percentage.

Semyon Varlamov 18-14,  2.30 GAA, .922 save percentage.

 

(Varlamov's 18 wins is second in club history to Billy Smith's 88. Among goalies who have played at least ten post-season games, Varlamov has the best goals against average while Sorokin has the best save percentage in club history.)

 

Series Stats

Carolina wins the series, 4 games to 2.

 

The Isles are 2-8 all-time in playoff games against Carolina, including 1-4 at home. The Isles fall to 31-24 when facing elimination .

 

UP NEXT

NHL Draft  June 28-29

 

AND FINALLY...

After missing the playoffs a year ago, the Isles qualified for the post-season and gave the division champion Hurricanes all that they could handle. The season, like most seasons, had its ups and its downs. With everything that went on, one thing was consistent. The Skinny appeared after all 88 regular season and playoff games, making yet another perfect season, at least in attendance. The Skinny streak is 927 consecutive games (including playoffs). With a little luck and good health, we will hit 1,000 games sometime in late March. 

 

In our beautiful new home, we have a fantastic spot to watch and bring you Islander hockey. It also gives us a chance to say hello to so many fans- thank you so much for your support and for reading and commenting on The Skinny all season long.

 

Finally, thanks to my very understanding family for their continuous support – I hope I make you as proud as you make me.

 

Have a great summer!

 

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