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by Corey Witt / New York Islanders

Your stop for quick stats on the Islanders the morning after each game.

Following last night’s 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, the Islanders remain in third place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 13-9-1 after 23 games. The team is three points behind both the Philadelphia Flyers (24 games) and the Rangers (25 games).

In the Eastern Conference, the Islanders currently rank seventh with 27 points.

I'LL TAKE IT: Mike Sillinger once again leads the Islanders with a 55.7 faceoff winning percentage. He also ranks tied for sixth in the NHL by taking 34.8 percent of the Islanders faceoffs. Last season, Sillinger ranked fourth in the NHL with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage.

MAKING A KILLING:  The Islanders' penalty kill now ranks seventh in the NHL with an 85.4 percent success rate. Last night versus Ottawa, the Islanders defended off just three of five Rangers chances with the man advantage. On the road, the team kills off 84.2 percent of the opposition's power plays, while at home, they are at 86.4 percent.

RICK'S RANK: Rick DiPietro ranks tied for third in the NHL with 12 victories in net. He is also one of six 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 nine goals. Jo's netted those goals by only taking 30 shots. That gives the first-year Islander a 30.0 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 62. Last season, he finished fifth the league with a total of 207.

ISLE LEAD THE WAY: Islanders team-leaders...

Goals: Josef Vasicek - 9
Assists: Mike Comrie - 11
Points: Mike Comrie – 19
Shots: Bill Guerin/Trent Hunter - 73
Penalty Minutes: Andy Sutton - 29
Plus/Minus: Miroslav Satan - +5
Game-Winning Goals: Miroslav Satan - 3
Shooting Percentage: Josef Vasicek – 30.0
Time On Ice/Game: Brendan Witt – 22:03
Faceoff Winning Percentage: Mike Sillinger – 55.8%

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