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THE NYI STAT PACK - THE ARRIVAL OF DECEMBER

by Adam Baruch / New York Islanders

Islanders in December, on Saturday’s, against the Thrashers and more...



DECEMBER TO REMEMBER

As the Islanders embark on a 15-game December slate, we decided to take a look at some of the team’s success over the last few December’s. The Orange and Blue will play eight games at home and seven on the road during the month. The Islanders have compiled a winning December in three of the last four years, going 30-19-3-1 over this span. Below is a look at the Islanders during the month of December over the past few seasons:


NYI during the month of December (since 2002-03):

YEAR OVERALL RECORD HOME ROAD
2006-07 7-6-0 4-3-0 3-3-0
2005-06 5-6-1 3-3-0 2-3-1
2003-04 10-4-0-1 7-2-0-0 3-2-0-1
2002-03 8-3-2-0 5-2-1-0 3-1-1-0
TOTALS: 30-19-3-1 19-10-1-0 11-9-2-1

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

The Islanders come into Saturday night’s contest with the Atlanta Thrashers having already played seven Saturday games during the 2007-08 season. Overall, the Orange and Blue are 5-2-0 on Saturday’s, including 5-1-0 at the Coliseum. Over the course of the season, the Islanders will play a total of 22 Saturday games (14 at home). In 2006-07, the Isles went 16-7-2 on Saturday’s.


NYI Saturday schedule to date:

DATE OPPONENT RESULT
10/6 vs. Buffalo W, 3-2
10/13 at Philadelphia  L, 1-3
10/20 vs. New Jersey W, 4-3 (OT)
10/27 vs. Carolina L, 3-8
11/3 vs. Pittsburgh W,3-2
11/10 vs. New Jersey W, 2-1
11/24 vs. Boston W, 2-1



NYI, YEAR-BY-YEAR VS. ATLANTA

The Islanders and Thrashers have met 28 times since Atlanta’s inaugural season in 1999-00. The Islanders own a 16-9-3-0 advantage over the Thrashers, including 8-6-0-0 at home and 8-3-3-0 on the road. The Islanders have either won or tied the season series with the Thrashers in every year except the Thrasher’s inaugural season. Below is a breakdown of the year-by-year series results:


NYI vs. Atlanta Thrashers, year-by-year:

YEAR OVERALL RECORD HOME ROAD
2006-07 2-1-1 1-1-0 1-0-1
2005-06  3-1-0 2-0-0 1-1-0
2003-04 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-0-1-0
2002-03 3-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 2-0-0-0
2001-02 3-1-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-1-0-0
2000-01 2-1-1-0 1-1-0-0 1-0-1-0
1999-01 1-3-0-0 0-2-0-0 1-1-0-0
Totals: 16-9-3-0 8-6-0-0 8-3-3-0



ALL-TIME SERIES, NYI VS. ATLANTA
ISLANDERS VS. ATLANTA THRASHERS BREAKDOWN

All-Time: 16-9-3-0     
Home: 8-6-0-0          
Road: 8-3-3-0            
OT: 0-1-2

Last Win: 2/1/07, Islanders 5 at Thrashers 2
Last Loss: 1/26/07, Islanders 54at Thrashers 5 (OT)
2006-07: Islanders went 2-1-1 vs. Atlanta

2007-08 Season Series:
December 1, 2007 – Islanders vs. Atlanta Thrashers, 7:00 p.m.
December 5, 2007 – Islanders at Atlanta Thrashers, 7:00 p.m.
February 16, 2008 – Islanders vs. Atlanta Thrashers, 7:00 p.m.
February 28, 2008 – Islanders at Atlanta Thrashers, 7:00 p.m.
*All times EST


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