Today, the Islanders have a record of 13-11-1 for 27 points after 25 games. In their last ten games, the Islanders have gone 4-5-1. They are currently fourth in the Atlantic Division, three points behind the New Jersey Devils.
Overall in the Eastern Conference, the Islanders currently sit in eighth place, one point ahead of both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Toronto Maple Leafs. A PRO AT FACEOFFS:
Faceoff specialist Mike Sillinger is up to his old tricks again. The 17-year veteran continues to climb the NHL faceoff charts. Sillinger leads the Islanders and now ranks seventh in the NHL with a 56.9 faceoff winning percentage. He has ranked in the top-15 among the top NHL faceoff leaders in the past six seasons. I'LL TAKE IT:
The Islanders are using Sillinger’s faceoff prowess to good use. Sillinger ranks seventh in the NHL by taking 34.3 percent of the Islanders’ faceoffs. Last season, Sillinger ranked fourth in the NHL with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage.JO'S BIG SHOT:
Josef Vasicek leads the Islanders' scoring attack with nine goals. Jo's netted those goals by only taking 35 shots. That gives the first-year Islander a 25.7 shooting percentage, which is good for second best in the NHL. GETTING IN THE WAY:
Brendan Witt leads the team and is eighth in the NHL in blocked shots with 63. 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 - 12 Points:
Mike Comrie – 20 Shots:
Bill Guerin/Trent Hunter - 77
Andy Sutton - 40 Plus/Minus:
Miroslav Satan - +5 Game-Winning Goals:
Miroslav Satan - 3 Shooting Percentage:
Josef Vasicek – 25.7Time On Ice/Game:
Brendan Witt – 22:03 Faceoff Winning Percentage:
Mike Sillinger – 56.9%
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