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The Skinny: Ducks 3, Islanders 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick runs the numbers on the Isles-Ducks game

by Eric Hornick ehornick / New York Islanders

NYI @ ANA

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Ducks

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Anaheim Ducks

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Game 4

Anaheim 3, Isles 2

Richard Rakell broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second period and the Isles could never get even, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Ducks before a crowd of 14,553 at Honda Center. Brock Nelson had both Islander goals for his 6th career multi-goal game.

The Scoring:

1ST PERIOD

00:37 Anaheim Andrew Cogliano (2) ASST: Josh Manson (2), Ryan Getzlaf (1) 0-1

13:09 New York Brock Nelson (1) ASST: Scott Mayfield (1), Joshua Ho-Sang (2) 1-1

2ND PERIOD

08:39 Anaheim Rickard Rakell (2) ASST: Cam Fowler (1), Andrew Cogliano (3) 1-2

3RD PERIOD

05:32 Anaheim Patrick Eaves (1) ASST: Josh Manson (3), Ryan Getzlaf (2) 1-3

07:57 New York Brock Nelson (2) ASST: Calvin de Haan (1), Joshua Ho-Sang (3) 2-3

The Skinny:

Andrew Cagliano's goal was the earliest allowed by the Isles at the start of a game since Aleksander Barkov scored against Kevin Poulin on January 14, 2014…. The Isles had 21 shots on goal in the first period; it was the most shots that they had in a road first period since also having 21 vs. Atlanta on March 4, 2010…Brock Nelson has scored 14 goals in 41 career October games. …Joshua Ho-Sang recorded his first career multi-assist game…Andrew Ladd was held pointless; he still has 499 career points… The Isles attempted 75 shots, which is their highest total ever against Anaheim (since the lockout); it's the first time that they have had over 70 attempts in consecutive games since January 2016…The Isles are off to a good start in third periods, outscoring opponents 5-2 ... The Isles have gone four games into the season without a power play goal for the first time since the 2000-01 season…The Isles have been outscored 8-3 in the second period.

The Shots

Isles 21-11-9=41

Anaheim 6-16-8=30

The Isles are 1-1-1 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-0-0 when the shots are even, and 0-1-0 when they are outshot.

Last season, the Isles were 19-10-5 when they outshoot their opponents, 3-3-0 when the shots are even and are 19-17-6 when they were outshot.

Cogliano and The Skinny

Andrew Cogliano appeared in his 790th straight game (4th longest in NHL history and 2nd longest from start of a career).

You are reading the 400th consecutive edition of The Skinny, which has been published after every Islander game since February 2012.

Offside Challenges

The Isles have challenged twice and been successful once.

10/10 vs StL Blues - unsuccessful; Isles killed ensuing power play.

10/12 @ Ana Ducks -- successful

The opponents have not challenged so far this season.

Go West, Young Men

This was the second game of a stretch in which the Isles will play 13 of 15 games against Western Conference opponents. The Isles are 0-1-1 in this stretch; the only Eastern Conference opponents they will face during this stretch are the Rangers (10/19 at MSG) and Capitals (11/2 in DC).

Chasing Bourne

John Tavares is 237-303=540 in his Islander career, leaving him one goal, one assist and two points behind Bob Bourne on the all-time Islander lists.

Career goals as an Islander:

7. Bob Bourne 238

8. John Tavares 237

9. Bobby Nystrom 235

Home and Road

The Islanders are 1-2-1 overall; 1-0-1 at home and 0-2-0 on the road.  

Anaheim is 2-1-1 overall; 2-1-1 at home and 0-0-0 on the road.  

By Division & Conference

The Isles are 0-1-0 in Division games and 1-1-1 in games versus other divisions. The Isles are 1-1-0 against the East and 0-1-1 against the West.

The Isles went 15-10-5 in Division games and 26-19-7 in games versus other divisions last season.

In the Nets

Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves but falls to 1-1-0 on the season and 8-6-0 in his career against Anaheim. 

John GIbson made 39 saves as he improved to 2-1-1 on the season and 1-0-1 in his career against the Isles.  

Power Plays

The Isles were 0-5 on the power play; Anaheim was 0-4.  

The Isles are 0-0-0 when they score at least one power play goal and 1-2-1 when they do not. The Isles are 0-1-0 when they allow at least one power play goal and 1-1-1 when they do not.   

Three is a Magic Number

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 0-2-1 when they do not.  

One Goal Games

The Isles are 0-1-1 in games decided by a single goal including 0-1 in regulation. They are 0-0 in games decided in overtime and are 0-1 in shootouts. The Isles are 0-0 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1 goal game into a 2-goal game.

The Isles were 15-10-12 in one-goal games last season.

First Goal 

The Isles are 1-0-0 when they score first and are 0-2-1 when they allow the opening goal. 

Back-to-Backs

The Isles are 0-1-0 on the front-end of back-to-backs and 1-0-0 on the back-end. The next set of back-to-backs will be this weekend (Saturday in San Jose, Sunday in Los Angeles).

Tired vs. Rested

The Isles are 0-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 

The Isles are 0-0-0 when they are rested and their opponents are not. 

The Isles are 1-0-0 when their opponents are rested and the Isles are not.

The Isles are 0-2-1 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders

Isles: John Tavares (22:16); Anaheim: Cam Fowler (26:31)

Isles record by ice-time leaders: Johnny Boychuk (1-0-1), Nick Leddy (0-1-0), John Tavares (0-1-0)

Isles record by Forward ice-time leaders: John Tavares (1-2-1)

Face-offs

Isles 29, Anaheim 34 (46%).  

Brock Nelson won 6 of 9 for the Isles; Antoine Vermette won 12 of 15 for Anaheim.

Face-offs by period: 1st period 9/20; 2nd period 13/23; 3rd period 7/20

Face-offs by strength: Even strength: 21/41; Power play 5/9; Penalty kill 3/13.

Hit Count

Isles 21 (Johnny Boychuk 4)

Anaheim 19 (Patrick Eaves 4) 

Fights

None. Season total - 1: (Boychuk 1).

Blocked Shots

The Isles blocked 12 shots; Nick Leddy led the Isles with 3.

For the Corsi Crowd 

All situations: Isles 75, Anaheim 59 

5-on-5 Isles 54, Anaheim 37

5-on-5 leaders:

Isles: Thomas Hickey +15

Anaheim: Jacob Silfverberg +4

Day and Night

The Isles are 0-0-1 in matinees and 1-2-0 in night games. The Isles, who went 2-3-1 in matinees last season, will play six matinees this season.

Ironmen

Jason Chimera - 192 (including 106 for the Capitals); Jordan Eberle 155 (including 151 for the Oilers), Josh Bailey 153, Calvin deHaan 89 

Scratches

(Alan Quine-IR, Shane Prince-IR), Cal Clutterbuck (day-to-day), Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Pulock

Total games lost: 11

Late Hero

The Isles have scored once in the final minute of regulation to either tie or win a game:

10.9 - Stl Blues - Anders Lee (19:00); tied game, but Isles lost in shootout

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)

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

….

Brent Sutter 694 *** 9. Josh Bailey 643

15 Garry Howatt 596 *** 16. John Tonelli 594 *** 17. John Tavares 591

Goals

1. Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 *** 4. Clark Gillies 304***

5. Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter 287 *** 7. Bob Bourne 238 *** 8. John Tavares 237

22. Mark Parrish, Matt Moulson and Steve Thomas 118 *** 25. Ray Ferraro 116 *** 26. Josh Bailey 107

36. Travis Green 92 *** 37. Michael Grabner 90 *** 38. Butch Goring 87 *** 39. Anders Lee 85

Assists

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

7. Brent Sutter 323 *** 8. Stefan Persson 317 *** 9. Bob Bourne 304 *** 10. John Tavares 303

15. Tomas Jonsson 249 *** 16. Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo 230 ***18. Josh Bailey 201

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 540

17. Pierre Turgeon 340 *** 18. Tomas Jonsson 333 *** 19. Ziggy Palffy 331 *** 20. Josh Bailey 308

Season Series Stats

Anaheim leads the season series one game to none (and 2 points to 0). The teams will conclude their season series on December 21st in Brooklyn. 

The loss snapped an Isles' 4-game winning streak over the Ducks, as well as a three-game winning streak in Anaheim.

On the Farm

Bridgeport is 0-1-0 following a season opening 2-1 loss in Binghamton on Saturday. The Sound Tigers are off until Friday/Saturday, when they play a pair of games in Charlotte against the Checkers.

Up Next

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th- ISLANDERS AT SAN JOSE 10:30PM [MSG+ (Islanders pre-game at 10:00PM), WNYM 970AM, 88.7 WRHU-FM, 103.9 WRCN]

The Isles continue their four-game road trip on Saturday as they face the San Jose Sharks in the second of three consecutive games in California.  

This will be the first of two meetings between the teams in eight days; their entire season series will be done on October 21st.

The teams have alternated wins in each of the last four matchups in The Tank; the Sharks won last season on a late Patrick Marleau goal so the Isles hope that the pattern will hold.  

Overall, the Sharks swept a pair of games last season after the Isles won both games in 2015-16.

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