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The Skinny - Game 63: Chicago 2, Isles 1 (SO)

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the Islanders-Blackhawks game

by Eric Hornic @ehornick / New York Islanders

Game 63
Chicago 2, Isles 1 (SO)

Artemi Panarin scored the tying goal with Corey Crawford on the bench for an extra attacker and later added the final goal of the shootout as the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 2-1 shootout win over the Isles before a sellout crowd of 21,883 at United Center.

Brock Nelson had given the Isles a 1-0 lead in the second period but Panarin tied it with 74 seconds to play. Goals by Jonathan Toews and Panarin in the shootout were enough to give the Hawks their 6th straight win.

With the overtime point, the Isles move one point ahead of Toronto, pending the outcome of the Leafs' game in Anaheim.

The Scoring:

1ST PERIOD

No Scoring

2ND PERIOD

13:27   New York          Brock Nelson (14) ASST: Travis Hamonic (11), Jason Chimera (11)    1-0

3RD PERIOD

18:46   Chicago           Artemi Panarin (20) ASST: Duncan Keith (39), Brent Seabrook (28)   1-1

OT PERIOD

No Scoring

The Shootout

Chicago           Goal - Jonathan Toews           

New York          Missed - Joshua Ho-Sang        

Chicago           Missed - Patrick Kane 

New York          Missed - Nikolay Kulemin        

Chicago           Goal - Artemi Panarin 

The Isles are 1-4 in the shootout this season, and have scored on only 5 of their 24 attempts.

The Skinny:

The Isles are 13-5-3 (.690) under Interim Coach Doug Weight …Since opening the season 6-10-4, Isles are 24-12-7 in their last 43 games…The Isles are 4-1-1 in the last six...Brock Nelson's goal was his first in 12 games… The Isles have outscored the opposition in each regulation period: 53-52 in the first, 59-56 in the second, and 70-69 in the third…The Isles held Patrick Kane (7-1-8 in last 3) and Richard Panik (5-5-10 in last 7) off the scoreboard…The Hawks now have 4 players with 20 goals; San Jose is the only other team with four 20-goal scorers…Chicago improves to 6-12-2 when trailing after 2 periods; Isles are 22-0-5 when leading after 2 periods…Artemi Panarin went 3-1-4 vs the Isles this season...Jonathan Toews ended his 700th NHL game by scoring his 42nd shootout goal…It was Chicago's 407th consecutive home shutout.

Still Tied with the GM

Thomas Greiss has 44 wins as an Islander, tying Garth Snow for 12th place on the all-time Islander list. Greiss is only the 3rd Islander goalie in the Post-Cup era to record consecutive seasons with at least 21 wins (DiPietro: 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and Hrudey 1986-87 and 1987-88).

Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

Travis Hamonic returned to the Isles lineup after missing 24 games due to injury. It was the first same that he played since Doug Weight took over behind the Isles bench. Hamonic led the team in ice-time through two periods (13:35) and finished with 21:18.

(not including Toronto-Anaheim)

Playoff Chase:

Metropolitan GP PTS
  1. Washington
63 93
  1. Columbus
62 86
  1. Pittsburgh
63 86

 

Atlantic

GP

PTS

  1. Montréal
65 80
  1. Ottawa
62 74
  1. Boston
64 72

 

Wild Card

GP

PTS

  1. NY Rangers
64 84
  1. ISLANDERS
63 71
  1. Toronto
63 70
  1. Florida
63 69
  1. Philadelphia
63 67
  1. Tampa Bay
63 66
  1. Buffalo
64 65
  1. New Jersey
63 62
  1. Detroit
62 61
  1. Carolina
61 60

Last 32

The Isles are now 19-8-5 in their last 32 games (since December 20th vs. Boston). In those games, the PP is 17-93(18.3%) and the penalty kill is 13-74 (82.49%).  

#1 is #1 (aka The Greiss is Right)

Thomas Greiss has started 24 of the last 28 games (13-7-4 with three shutouts) and 26 of the last 33 games (15-7-4 with three shutouts).

Weight Lifted

Isles leading scorers since Doug Weight became the Isles' interim coach:

 

 

Games Goals Assists Points +/-
1

John Tavares

21 7 14 21 +6
2

Anders Lee

20 8 9 17 +3
3

Josh Bailey

21 6 9 15 +7
4

Ryan Strome

21 6 8 14 +1
5

Nick Leddy

21 3 10 13 +4
6

Brock Nelson

21 5 7 12 0
7

Andrew Ladd

18 9 2 11 0
8

Jason Chimera

21 7 3 10 +3

Half-Way Home

The Isles are now more than halfway through their franchise-record nine consecutive road games. The Isles are 3-1-1 in this stretch, despite being outscored 13-12 (+1-0 in the shootout):

  • 2/21 at Red Wings (Won 3-1)
  • 2/23 at Canadiens (Won 3-0)
  • 2/25 at Blue Jackets (Lost 0-7)
  • 3/2 at Stars (Won 5-4)
  • 3/3 at Blackhawks (Lost 1-2 SO)
  • 3/5 at Flames
  • 3/7 at Oilers
  • 3/9 at Canucks
  • 3/11 at Blues

When this stretch ends, the Isles will have 15 games left, including seven at home.

Home is Where the Heart Is

The Isles have earned points in their last 11 home games (9-0-2). It's their longest point streak at home in the post-Cup era. The last time the Isles had a longer streak was in 1982; the Isles ended the 1981-82 season with a 23-game unbeaten streak (21-0-2). That streak began on January 2, 1982 and was extended to 30 games over two seasons (28-0-2).

The last time that the Isles had a point streak of at least ten home games in a single season was in 1989-90, when they also earned points in ten straight games (12/16/1989 - 1/28/1990). 

Longest Point Streaks in Post -Cup Era

11 - CURRENT (9-0-2)

10 - 12/16/89-01/28/90 (9-0-1)

10 - 3/24/13-10/17/13 (7-0-3 - Multi-season Streak)

The Shots

Isles       7-12-8-5=32

Chicago 6-7-15-3=31

The Isles are 15-7-5 when they outshoot their opponents and 3-2-0 when the shots are even but are 12-14-5 when they are outshot.

Home and Road

The Islanders are 30-22-11 overall; 20-8-6 at home and 10-14-5 on the road. 

Chicago is 41-18-5 overall; 22-8-4 at home and 19-10-1 on the road.  

By Division & Conference

The Isles are 9-8-4 in Division games and 21-14-7 in games versus other divisions (9-9-3 vs. Atlantic, 6-2-2 vs. Central and 6-3-2 vs. Pacific).   The Isles are 18-17-7 against the East and 12-5-4 against the West.

In the Nets

Thomas Greiss made 30 saves; he is 21-12-4 on the season and 0-1-2 in his career against Chicago.  

Corey Crawford made 31 saves to improve to 25-13-3 on the season and 5-0-1 in his career against the Isles.

Power Plays

The Isles went 0-3 on the power play, while Chicago was 0-2.

The Isles are 13-6-6 when they score at least one power play goal and 17-16-5 when they do not. The Isles are 12-11-5 when they allow at least one power play goal and 18-11-6 when they do not.   

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 29-5-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 1-17-8 when they do not. 

One Goal Games

The Isles are 9-8-11 in games decided by a single goal including 5-8-0 in regulation. They are 3-7 in games decided in overtime and are 1-4 in shootouts. The Isles are 4-1 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game (including one game that they allowed a goal after scoring an empty-netter).

First Goal

The Isles are 20-6-7 when they score first and are 10-16-4 when they allow the opening goal.

Back-to-Backs

Including tonight, the Isles are 5-6-1 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 4-3-5 on the back-end. 

The Isles will play 16 sets of back-to-backs this season. The next back-to-back set is a home-and-home series with Carolina on March 13th in Brooklyn and March 14th in Raleigh.

Tired vs. Rested

  • The Isles are 3-1-3 when both teams played the night before.
  • The Isles are 5-3-2 when they are rested and their opponents are not.
  • The Isles are 1-2-2 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.
  • The Isles are 21-16-4 when both teams are rested.

Ice-time Leaders

Isles: Calvin de Haan (23:12); Chicago: Duncan Keith (29:13)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Travis Hamonic (5-0-0), Nick Leddy (13-16-8), John Tavares (2-1-0), Johnny Boychuk (7-4-1), Dennis Seidenberg (1-1-1), Calvin de Haan (1-0-1), Tied (1-0-0).

John Tavares led the Isles forwards with 21:23 of ice-time. Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (23-14-9), Josh Bailey (4-5-2), Casey Cizikas (1-0-0), Cal Clutterbuck (0-1-0), Brock Nelson (1-2-0), Shane Prince (1-0-0).

Face-offs

Isles 27, Chicago 24 (53%). 

Ryan Strome won 5 of 8 for the Isles; no Blackhawk who took more than two draws won more than he lost.

Face-offs by period: 1st period- 10/187; 2nd period 4/13; 3rd period 10/17; overtime 3/3

Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 22/43; Power play 5/6; Penalty kill 0/2.

Hit Count

Isles 29, Chicago 21. Cal Clutterbuck and Calvin deHaan led the Isles with five hits; Ryan Hartman had four for Chicago.

Fights

There were no fights. Season total - 11: (Hamonic 3, Mayfield 2, Strome 2, Boychuk 1, Chimera 1, deHaan 1, Hickey 1).

Blocked Shots

The Isles were credited with 23 blocked shots; Travis Hamonic and Adam Pelech led the Isles with four blocks.

For the Corsi Crowd

All situations: Isles 55, Chicago 76 (including 30-17 in the final 20:01)

5-on-5 Isles 33, Chicago 58

5-on-5 leaders:

Isles: Andrew Ladd +1; Andrew Ladd 52%

Chicago: Michal Kempny, Michal Rozsival, Patrick Kane (all +15)

Ironmen

Jason Chimera - 169 (including 106 for the Capitals); Josh Bailey 130, Brock Nelson 77, Calvin deHaan 66, John Tavares 63

Scratches

Stephen Gionta, Thomas Hickey, Scott Mayfield, Alan Quine (injured)

Injured Reserve: Casey Cizikas

Total games lost: 126

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)

1. Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900

10. Billy Harris 623 *** 11. Stefan Persson 622 *** 12. Josh Bailey 620

15 Garry Howatt 596 *** 16. John Tonelli 594 *** 17. John Tavares 573

Goals

1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310

7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. Bob Nystrom 235 **** 9. John Tavares 230

25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Ed Westfall, Benoit Hogue and Josh Bailey 105

Assists

1. Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553

8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. Bob Bourne 304 *** 10. John Tavares 294

16. Frans Nielson and Kyle Okposo 230 *** 18. Pierre Turgeon 193 *** 19. Josh Bailey 189

Points

1. Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052

6. Pat LaFontaine 566 *** 7. John Tonelli 544 *** 8. Bob Bourne 542 *** 9.  John Tavares 524

19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Mariusz Czerkawski 295 *** 21. Josh Bailey 294

Late Heroes

The Isles have scored three times in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:

  • 11/25 - SJ Sharks -- Nick Leddy (19:02); tied game, but Isles lost in regulation
  • 11/30 - Pit Penguins - Anders Lee (19:33); Game Winning goal
  • 2/6 - Tor Maple Leafs - Andrew Ladd (18:31); Isles won in overtime

Fit to Be Tied

The Isles have allowed the final goal of regulation in 11 of their 15 games that have gone to overtime this season, including three in the final minute:

  • 10/16 - Ana Ducks - Ryan Getzlaf (19:00); Isles won in OT
  • 11/3 - Phi Flyers - Jakob Voracek (19:02/PP); Flyers won in SO
  • 11/12 - Fla Panthers - Jonathan Marchessault (19:46); Panthers won in OT

Late Losses

The Isles have been tied in the third period in 12 of their 22 regulation losses (and 23 of their 33 overall losses) but have allowed the lead goal in the final 3 minutes of regulation seven times (including one game they rallied to win):

  • 10/18 - SJ Sharks - Joe Pavelski (17:49)
  • 10/26 - Mtl Canadiens - Shea Weber (17:03)
  • 10/27 - Pit Penguins - Sidney Crosby (17:35)
  • 11/23 - LA Kings - Dwight King (17:07)
  • 11/25 - SJ Sharks - Patrick Marleau (19:37)
  • 2/3 - Det Red Wings - Danny DeKeyser (19:32)
  • 2/6 - Tor Maple Leafs - Michael Nylander (17:59) (Isles won game in OT)

Season Series Stats

Chicago wins the season series two games to none (and four points to one).

The Isles are 0-4-1 in the last five games against Chicago, and are 0-4-2 in their last six visits to the United Center. The Isles last win in Chicago came on March 15, 2009; it was Peter Mannino's only NHL win.

On The Farm

The Sound Tigers are 35-18-1-1 on the season (and 17-3-0-0 in their last 20). Bridgeport is in 4th place in their division, even though they hold the 7th best record in the AHL.

Bracken Kearns leads Bridgeport in goals (19) and points (19-22-41). Rookie Devon Toews has regained the team lead in assists with 27. Ryan Pulock leads the defense with 11 goals (11-17-28 in only 34 games) while Jaroslav Halak leads the team in wins (14-2-2).

Bridgeport visits Rochester Saturday and Utica Sunday before returning home to face Providence on Tuesday.

Up Next

SUNDAY, MARCH 5th -ISLANDERS AT CALGARY- 4:00PM
[MSG+ (Isles Game Night begins at 3:30), WNYM 970AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]

The Isles look to sweep the season series against their expansion cousins as they visit the Flames in Calgary. The Isles have won five straight games from Calgary, including the last two in overtime (both by 2-1 scores). Josh Bailey scored the OT winner in Alberta last February, while Thomas Hickey had the deciding goal in Brooklyn in late November. The win in November started to turn the Isles' season around following a 6-10-4 start; it's the only game this season that the Isles have won when they scored fewer than 3 goals (1-17-8)

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