With last night's 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins, the Islanders sit in third place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 12-8-0 for 24 points after 20 games. The team is four points behind each the Philadelphia Flyers (22 games) and New York Rangers (23 games) in the division.
Having played in fewer games than any other team in the Eastern Conference, the Islanders sit in a three-way tie for sixth place. MAKING A KILLING:
The Islanders' penalty kill ranks sixth in the NHL with an 86.0 percent success rate. On the road, the team kills off 87.2 percent of the opposition's power plays, while at home, they are at 85.1 percent. RICK'S RANK: Rick DiPietro
is tied for third in the NHL with 11 wins in goal. He is also one of five NHL goaltenders with two assists on the offensive side. Rick has nine assist in the NHL career.JO'S BIG SHOT:
Josef Vasicek leads the Islanders' scoring attack with eight goals. Jo's netted those goals by only taking 26 shots. That gives the first-year Islander a 30.8 shooting percentage, which is good for second best in the NHL. GETTING IN THE WAY:
Brendan Witt leads the team and is tied for fifth in the NHL in blocked shots with 60. Last night against the Bruins, Witt blocked a game-high four shots. Last season, he finished fifth the league with a total of 207. I'LL TAKE IT:
Mike Sillinger once again leads the Islanders with a 55.1 faceoff winning percentage. He also ranks sixth in the NHL by taking 34.6 percent of the Islanders faceoffs. Last season, Sillinger ranked fourth in the NHL with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage. ISLE LEAD THE WAY:
Josef Vasicek - 8 Assists:
Mike Comrie - 11 Points:
Mike Comrie – 18 Shots:
Bill Guerin - 67 Penalty Minutes:
Andy Sutton - 27 Plus/Minus:
Miroslav Satan - +6 Game-Winning Goals:
Miroslav Satan - 3 Shooting Percentage:
Josef Vasicek - 30.8Time On Ice/Game:
Radek Martinek – 21:56 Faceoff Winning Percentage:
Mike Sillinger - 55.1%
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