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by Corey Witt / New York Islanders

A look into statistical trends from the Islanders' last game

Chris Campoli

Although they came up on the short end of the stick last night, the Islanders out-shot the Buffalo Sabres 43 to 17. It’s been a growing trend this season that the Islanders are getting more shots to the net, while limiting their opponents chances. It’s also been a big change from recent history.

In the first two seasons after the lockout, the Islanders were generally out-shot by their opponent. In 2005-06, the Islanders recorded a total of 2,481 shots on goal to their opponents 2,549. In 2006-07, the Islanders finished with 2,459 shots on goal to their opponents 2,672.

This season, the Islanders have been out-shooting their opponents 957 shots on goal to 911. The Islanders are on pace to fire off 2,453 shots on goal this season while holding their opponent to 2,335. That would be the fewest shots on goal the Islanders have faced since the 2003-04 season when opponents recorded a total of 2,244 shots.

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