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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Devils 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Devils

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NJD @ NYI

Condensed Game: Devils @ Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 46
Isles 4, New Jersey 1

Michael Dal Colle's 1st career goal is a game-winner. Dal Colle scored the second of three first period Islander goals as the Isles recorded the 1,600th win in franchise history: a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils before a crowd of 12,088 at the Nassau Coliseum. 

The Isles are now 4-1-1 in six games at their long-time home. 

Robin Lehner made 16 saves to improve to 10-1-0 in his last eleven games as the Isles moved twelve games over NHL-.500 for the first time since the final day of the 2016-17 season.  

Anders Lee scored the game's first and last goals; it was his first multi-goal game and first empty-net goal this season. With the win, the Isles move within one point of Columbus and Washington for the Division lead; the Isles can move into first place on Friday with a win in DC and a Columbus regulation loss.

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The Skinny: Islanders 2, Blues 1 OT

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Blues

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

STL @ NYI

Condensed Game: Blues @ Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 45
Isles 2, St. Louis 1 (OT)

Valtteri Filppula has had quite an NHL career but on Tuesday night at Barclays Center he did something he had never done in 918 previous regular season (and 158 playoff) games. Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime for his first career OT tally as the Isles defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 before a crowd of 10,042. 

Robin Lehner made 30 saves to improve to 9-1-0 in his last ten games as the Isles moved 11 games over NHL-.500 for the first time this season.  

Jordan Eberle's 200th career goal gave the Isles a 1-0 lead in the first period; David Perron extended his point streak to 12 games with the tying goal in the third period.

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The Skinny: Islanders 5, Lightning 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Lightning

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

TBL @ NYI

Condensed Game: Lightning @ Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 44
Isles 5, Tampa Bay 1

Brock Nelson scored a power play goal just 81 seconds to play, the first of three Isles goals in the first 4:43, and the Islanders rode that to a 5-1 victory over the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning before a crowd of 11,193 at Barclays Center. 

Thomas Greiss made 38 saves to record his 13th victory of the season and first since December 17th.  

The Isles handed the Lightning only their second regulation loss in the last 21 games (18-2-1) and just their 9th regulation loss of the season as the Isles remained perfect on the back-end of back-to-backs (6-0-0).

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The Skinny: Rangers 2, Islanders 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders loss to the Rangers

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYR @ NYI

Condensed Game: Rangers @ Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 43
Rangers 2, Isles 1

Mats Zuccarello scored the winning goal with 5:05 to play as the Rangers earned a split of the home-and-home series with the Isles with a 2-1 victory at Barclays Center before a near-capacity crowd of 15,497. 

After combining for eight power play goals in the first three games of the season series, the teams combined to go 0-10 on the power play, with both teams failing on lengthy 5-on-3 attempts.

Robin Lehner allowed only two goals, but that was enough to cost him his career-best eight -game winning streak. 

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Rangers 3

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Rangers

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ NYR

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Rangers

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The Skinny - Game 42
Isles 4, Rangers 3

The Rangers outshot the Isles 17-1 in the third period, but Josh Bailey made the Isles' shot count as the Isles defeated the Rangers 4-3 at Madison Square Garden before a near-capacity crowd of 17,938. 

Bailey's winning goal was the only one that Mathew Barzal (1-2-3) wasn't involved in; Barzal now has 14 points in his first seven career games against the Rangers.

Robin Lehner made 16 saves in the third period to become the fourth goalie in Islander history to record eight straight wins.  

The Isles are 10-2-0 in their last twelve games; they have won five straight road games. The teams will complete the home-and-home at Barclays Center on Saturday afternoon.

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The Skinny: Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders loss to the Hurricanes

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

CAR @ NYI

Condensed Game: Hurricanes @ Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 41
Carolina 4, Isles 3

Justin Williams same out of the penalty box to score the go-ahead goal and Jaccob Slavin scored the eventual game-winner 1:35 later as the Carolina Hurricanes scored twice in the final three minutes for a 4-3 victory over the Islanders before a crowd of 13,769 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Brock Nelson scored two unassisted goals and added an assist; he was also denied a fourth point on a goal that was reversed by an off-side challenge.

The loss, only the Isles' second in the last 11 games, snapped the Isles' six-game winning streak. It was their first regulation loss at Nassau Coliseum (3-1-1).

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Blues 3

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Blues.

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Recap: NYI 4, STL 3

Islanders score three in the 3rd to beat Blues

Jordan Eberle, Johnny Boychuk and Anders Lee all scored in the 3rd, and the Islanders beat the Blues, 4-3, for their sixth straight win

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The Skinny - Game 40
Isles 4, St. Louis 3

Jordan Eberle and Johnny Boychuk scored goals 11 seconds apart midway through the third period as the Isles rallied (again) from a 2-0 deficit for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues before a crowd of 16,801 at the Enterprise Center.   

Robin Lehner made 29 saves to extend his career-best personal winning streak to seven games; he is 7-1-2 in his last 10 decisions.

The Isles, who have won the last four games that they trailed by a 2-0 score, are 9-1-0 in their last ten games and have moved ten games over NHL-.500 for the first time since they ended the 2016-17 season with a 41-29-12 record.

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Blackhawks 2 OT

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders OT win over the Blackhawks

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

CHI @ NYI

Condensed Game: Blackhawks @ Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 39
Isles 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

Devon Toews made the Islanders' 50th shot count. Toews' first NHL goal came 1:48 into overtime as the Isles extended their winning streak to five games with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks before a near-sellout crowd of 13,454 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Robin Lehner made 19 saves to extend his personal winning streak to six games and lower his NHL-leading GAA to 2.13. Mathew Barzal scored both Isles goals in regulation, giving him seven of the Isles' last 12 goals before Toews' winner.

The Isles are 8-1-0 in their last nine games and have moved nine games over NHL-.500 for the first time since they ended the 2016-17 season with a 41-29-12 record.

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Sabres 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Sabres

by Eric Hornick ehornick / New York Islanders

The Skinny - Game 38
Isles 3, Buffalo 1

Robin Lehner made 39 saves for his fifth straight win and Brock Nelson scored the winning goal as the Isles closed out 2018 with a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres before a sellout crowd of 19,070 at Keybank Center.

Lehner extended his shutout streak to 177:43 before Kyle Okposo's power play goal ended the streak. It was the first goal allowed by the Isles in 144:03.

Barry Trotz recorded his 7832th coaching victory, passing Isles legend Al Arbour for 4th place on the All-time NHL list.

Isles are 7-1-0 in their last eight games; since the 6:11 mark of the second period on Friday they have outscored the opposition by a 12-1 score.   

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Maple Leafs 0

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Islanders win over the Maple Leafs

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ TOR

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Maple Leafs

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The Skinny - Game 37
Isles 4, Ottawa 0

Mathew Barzal scored a second period natural hat trick and Robin Lehner made 36 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season as the Isles blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 before a sellout crowd of 19,514 at Scotiabank Arena.

Barzal now has five goals in the last two games (and seven goals in his last seven games) while Lehner has now gone 127:29 without allowing a goal.

Barry Trotz recorded his 782th coaching victory, matching Isles legend Al Arbour for 4th place on the All-time NHL list.

Isles are 6-1-0 in their last seven games; since the 6:11 mark of the second period on Friday they have outscored the opposition by a 9-0 score. The Leafs had won five straight games and had gone 9-0-1 in their prior 10 home games.

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