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The Skinny: Isles 4, Stars 3 OT

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

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NewYorkIslanders.com

DAL @ NYI

Condensed Game: Stars @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Dallas Stars at the New York Islanders

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Game 51
Isles 4, Dallas 3 (OT)

Anthony Beauvillier scored two goals, 61:22 apart, as the Isles rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars before 10,128 at Barclays Center. 

Beauvillier had opened the scoring 90 seconds into play and then completed matters with his second overtime goal of the season to give the Isles their franchise-record 8th overtime win of the season.  

Mathew Barzal had tied the game with 3:59 to play on the Isles' fifth power play (and 13th power play shot). The Isles are 5-0-3 this season in Brooklyn as they extended their regular season point streak in Brooklyn to thirteen games.

The Isles are 2-0-2 in their last four games; it's their longest point streak since their 17-game streak in October/November.
 
The Scoring:
1st Period

Anthony Beauvillier (14) Jordan Eberle (18), Ryan Pulock (20) 01:30 DAL 0,NYI 1
Denis Gurianov (14) Corey Perry (12), Roope Hintz (10) 14:08 DAL 1,NYI 1 PPG

2nd Period
Jason Dickinson (8) Andrew Cogliano (9), Blake Comeau (7) 12:12 DAL 2,NYI 1
Derick Brassard (9) Michael Dal Colle (6), Kieffer Bellows (1) 13:38 DAL 2,NYI 2

3rd Period
John Klingberg (3) Joe Pavelski (12), Alexander Radulov (16) 06:56 DAL 3,NYI 2
Mathew Barzal (18) Devon Toews (16), Jordan Eberle (19) 16:01 DAL 3,NYI 3 PPG

OT
Anthony Beauvillier (15) Brock Nelson (20) 02:52 DAL 3,NYI 4

The Skinny   
Kieffer Bellows earned an assist in his NHL debut (9:10. +1)…Barry Trotz recorded his 78th Isles win, passing Peter Laviolette for 4th place on the all-time team list… Anthony Beauvillier is 5-4-9 in the last seven games; Beau's other OT goal was against Buffalo on December 14th…Brock Nelson assisted on the winning goal; he is 6-4-10 in the last eight games... Jordan Eberle had two assists in his 200th game as an Islander. … The Isles have gone to overtime in 17 of 51 games and are on pace to eclipse the club record of 25, set in 2009-10…The Isles are 3-5-3 in their last eleven home games… The Isles had 18 first period shots (second-highest of season)…The Isles are once again 15 games over .500 (30-15-6); they are 8-8-4 in 20 games since first reaching +15 after the December 14th OT win over Buffalo (also on a Beauvillier OT goal)….The Isles had 13 power play shots (most since having 14 on December 15, 2018 vs. Detroit)…The 61:22 between Beauvillier's goals is the second-longest spread between first and last goals by a single player in Islander history (Michael Grabner at :40 and 62:55 on 2/13/2011 in Buffalo); Grabner also scored in the third period of that game…Five different Isles extended point streaks to three games (Barzal, Beauvillier, Eberle, Nelson, and Ryan Pulock, who is one point shy of becoming the 23rd defenseman in Isles history with 100 career points)…It's the Isles' 11th win after regulation, matching Pittsburgh for the league lead; the Isles' 17 overtime games lead the NHL.

Last Season vs. This Season
The Isles are 30-15-6 thru 51 games this season; they were an identical 30-15-6 thru 51 games last season. Their 66 points in 51 games matches the 2018-19 squad for the second-highest total in the Post-Cup era (67 points in 2014-15).

It's Good to be Home(s)
The Isles will play 28 of their 41 home games this season at the Coliseum. The Isles are 11-7-1 on Coliseum ice, but only 2-5-1 in their last 8 games in Uniondale. The Isles are 5-0-3 at Barclays Center this season and have not lost in Brooklyn (regular season) since January 12, 2019 (10-0-3); their next Brooklyn game is on Thursday vs. Los Angeles.

Road Warriors
The Isles are 14-8-2 on the road this season, including 7-3-1 in the last 11 games.

Metro Men
The Isles are in a stretch where they are playing 11 out of 12 games in the NY-Metro Area. The Isles are 5-3-3 in this stretch:

•   1/6 - Avs W 1-0
•   1/7 - @ Devils W 4-3 (OT)
•   1/11 - Bruins L 2-3 (OT)
•   1/13 - @ NYRangers L 2-6
•   1/14 - Red Wings W 8-2
•   1/16 - NYRangers L 2-3
•   1/18 - Capitals L 4-6
•   1/19 - @ Hurricanes L 1-2 (SO)
•   1/21 - @ NYRangers W 4-2
•   2/1 - Canucks L 3-4 (OT)
•   2/4 - Stars W 4-3 (OT)
•   2/6 - Kings (Barclays)

Following this stretch the Isles will play 17 of their next 27 (and 17 of their final 30) games on the road.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 840-610-60-147 in 1,657 games.

Most Coaching Wins
1.   Scotty Bowman 1,244
2.   Joel Quenneville 919
3.   Ken Hitchcock   849
4.   Barry Trotz   840
5.   Al Arbour   782

Most Games Coached
1.   Scotty Bowman 2,141
2.   Joel Quenneville 1,688
3.   Barry Trotz 1,657
4.   Al Arbour   1,607

First Things First    
The Isles are 19-7-3 when scoring first and are 11-8-3 when allowing the opening goal.

Highest Percentage of Games Won (Post-Cup Era) Allowing First Goal
•   .545 (18-13-2) 2014-15
•   .500 (11-8-3) 2019-20
•   .459 (17-18-2) 2018-19
•   .410 (14-21-4) 1985-86

The Shots
Isles 18-13-8-2=41
Dallas 8-13-9-1=31

The Isles are 10-6-4 when they outshoot their opponents, 0-1-0 when the shots are even and 20-8-2 when they are outshot.

Home and Road
The Islanders are 30-15-6 overall; 16-7-4 at home (11-7-1 on Long Island and 5-0-3 in Brooklyn) and 14-8-2 on the road.  
Dallas is 30-18-5 overall; 16-8-2 at home and 14-10-3 on the road.  

By Division & Conference
The Isles are 9-7-2 in Division games and 21-8-4 in games versus other divisions. The Isles are 22-9-3 against the East and 8-6-3 against the West.  

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves to improve to 16-8-4 on the season and 16-7-2 in his career against Dallas.

Ben Bishop made 37 saves; he is 18-11-4 on the season and 9-4-2 against the Isles. Bishop had won his last four regular season games against the Isles.

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-5 in 9:22 of power play time; Dallas was 1-3 in 4:21 of power play time.

The Isles are 12-4-1 when they score at least one power play goal and 18-11-5 when they do not. The Isles are 12-9-1 when they allow at least one power play goal and 18-7-4 when they do not.

The Isles are 5-4-3 when they have more power plays than the opposition, 4-5-0 when the power plays are even, and 21-6-3 when the opposition has more power plays.

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 26-2-3 when they score at least three goals (including shootout winners) and are 4-13-3 when they do not. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 62-4-5 when scoring three or more, with two of the three regulation losses coming against Nashville.

One-Goal Games
The Isles are 16-4-6 in games decided by a single goal including 5-4 in regulation. They are 8-4 in games decided in overtime and are 3-2 in shootouts. The Isles are 3-2 in games in which an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Greatest Percentage of 1-goal games won 
•   1981-82 -- .800
•   1982-83 & 1976-77 -- .667
•   1991-92 -- .619
•   2019-20 -- .615
•   2014-15 -- .605
•   2018-19 -- .594

Tired vs. Rested 
•   The Isles are 2-0-0 when both teams played the night before. 
•   The Isles are 6-1-0 when they are rested, and their opponents are not. 
•   The Isles are 3-1-1 when their opponents are rested, and the Isles are not.
•   The Isles are 19-13-5 when both teams are rested. 

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Nick Leddy (24:21); Dallas: Esa Lindell (25:18)
Brock Nelson led Isles forwards with 22:30 of ice-time.

Isles record by ice-time leader: Adam Pelech (9-2-0), Ryan Pulock (11-5-3), Devon Toews (3-4-1), Scott Mayfield (2-1-0), Nick Leddy (3-3-2), Brock Nelson (1-0-0), Mathew Barzal (1-0-0).

Face-offs
Isles 25, Dallas 23 (52%)  
Brock Nelson won 11 of 20 for the Isles; Jamie Benn won 6 of 10 for Dallas.

Hit Count
Isles 24 (Matt Martin -6)
Dallas 26 (Roman Polak -7)
     
Fights
There were no fights. Season total: 9 - Johnston-3 (vs. FLA, vs PHL, vs TB, vs NYR), Cizikas-2 (vs. OTT, vs SJ), Mayfield (vs ANA), Lee (vs FLA), Martin (vs NYR)
 
Blocked Shots
Isles: 16 (Four with 2)
Dallas: 19 (Roman Polak -4)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 70, Dallas 56
Corsi: 5-on-5 Isles 39, Dallas 43

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles: Scott Mayfield +15
Dallas: Two with +4

High Danger Scoring Chances (per Natural Stat Trick)
All situations: Isles 22, Dallas 16
5-on-5: Isles 14, Dallas 12

Back-to-Backs
The Isles are 4-3-0 in the front-half and 5-1-1 in the back-half. The next back-to-back will be February 10th at Washington and February 11th vs. Philadelphia. Under Barry Trotz, the Isles are 16-2-2 in back-ends.

Night and Day
The Isles are 26-14-4 in night games and 4-1-2 in matinees. The next matinee will be February 17th in Arizona. 

200 Game Club
The Isles have three players who have consecutive game streaks of at least 200 games. It's the first time since November 25, 1978 that the Isles have had three players with streaks of at least 200 games.

Ironman Streaks: Anders Lee 251, Brock Nelson 228, Mathew Barzal 215, Ryan Pulock 178, Josh Bailey 136, Anthony Beauvillier 126, and Devon Toews 99. 

Iron Man
Anders Lee now has the fifth longest consecutive game streak while Brock Nelson has also moved into the top 8:
1.   Billy Harris 10/7/1972 -11/30/1979 576 (*)
2.   Bobby Nystrom 1/7/1975 - 11/25/1978 301
3.   Matt Moulson 10/3/2009 - 4/4/2013 284
4.   Denis Potvin 11/29/1975 - 1/17/1979 262
5.   Anders Lee 1/26/2017 - CURRENT 251
6.   John Tavares 10/16/2010 - 12/23/2013 246
7.   J.P. Parise 1/7/1975 - 1/7/1978 240 (**)
8.   Brock Nelson 3/16/2017 - CURRENT 228
9.   Richard Park 10/5/2006 - 2/18/2009 221
10.   Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995 - 2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
11.   Bryan Trottier 3/7/1981 - 1/12/1984 219
12.   Lorne Henning 12/28/1974 - 11/6/1977 218
13.   Mariusz Czerkawski 12/23/1999 - 4/14/2002 215
Mathew Barzal 10/6/17- CURRENT 215

 (*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Iron D
Ryan Pulock has the fourth-longest consecutive game streak of any defenseman in Islander history: 
1.   Denis Potvin 11/29/1975-1/17/1979 262
2.   Bryan McCabe 10/7/1995-2/4/1998 220 (*) (**)
3.   Gerry Hart 3/1/1975-11/22/1977 198
4.   Ryan Pulock 12/29/2017 - CURRENT 178
(*) Start of NHL career.
(**) Entire career with Islanders

Scratches
(Adam Pelech-INJ), (Cal Clutterbuck-INJ), Ross Johnston, Sebastian Aho, Tom Kuhnhackl
Total games lost: 122.

Late Heroes 
The Isles have scored three times in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or take the lead:
10/14 vs. STL - Mathew Barzal scored at 19:33 and the Isles won in OT.
11/19 @ PIT - Ryan Pulock scored at 18:38 and the Isles won in OT.
2/1 vs VAN - Brock Nelson scored at 19:34, but the Isles lost in OT.

Late Goals Allowed
The Isles have allowed three goals in the final two minutes of regulation to either tie or win a game:
11/21 vs. PIT - Patric Hornqvist scored at 19:30, but the Isles won in OT.
12/14 vs. BUF -Jack Eichel scored at 18:14, but the Isles won in OT. 
1/16 vs. NYR- Chris Kreider scored the winning goal at 19:35.

Challenges
Isles: 4 successful, 1 failure (offside-11/19 vs. PIT), (offside-12/9 vs. TBL), (no goalie Interference 12/21 vs, ANA), (offside-1/6 vs. COL), (offside 1/21 vs NYR)
The Isles are 4-0-0 in games that they are successful and 0-0-1 in games that they are unsuccessful.

Opponents: 3 successful, 3 failures (Nelson-kick 10/8 vs. EDM), (Lee- no high stick 11/1 vs. TB), (Cizikas- no goalie interference 11/23 vs. SJ), (Komarov-goalie interference 1/2 vs. NJ),(no offside 1/18 vs WSH), (Lee-goalie interference 2/4 vs. DAL)
The Isles are 1-1-1 in games where opponents' challenges go their way and 1-2-0 in games that go the opponent's way.

All-time Islander Leader Boards:

Games Played (skaters)
1.   Bryan Trottier 1123 *** 2. Denis Potvin 1060 *** 3. Bob Nystrom 900 *** 4. Clark Gillies 872 *** 
5. Josh Bailey 848…
18. Ken Morrow 550 *** 19. Duane Sutter 547 *** 20. Matt Martin 544 *** 21. Lorne Henning 543 *** Claude Lapointe 535 *** 23. Tomas Jonsson 532 *** 24. Brock Nelson 531 *** 25. Pat LaFontaine and Casey Cizikas 530

Goals
1.   Mike Bossy 573 *** 2. Bryan Trottier 500 *** 3. Denis Potvin 310 …
12. Billy Harris 184 *** 13. Ziggy Palffy and Anders Lee 168 *** 15. Patrick Flatley 160 *** 16. Josh Bailey 151 *** 17. Pierre Turgeon 147 ***18. Mariusz Czerkawski and Brock Nelson 145

Assists
1.   Bryan Trottier 853 *** 2. Denis Potvin 742 *** 3. Mike Bossy 553…
7. Pat Flatley 328 *** 8. Brent Sutter 323 *** 9. Stefan Persson 317 *** 10. Josh Bailey 313 …
21. Kenny Jonsson 175 *** 22. Duane Sutter and Alexei Yashin 171*** 24. Jean Potvin 167 *** 25. Jeff Norton and Nick Leddy 166

Points
1.   Bryan Trottier 1353 *** 2. Mike Bossy 1126 *** 3. Denis Potvin 1052…
12. Patrick Flatley 488 *** 13. Josh Bailey 464…
21. Mariusz Czerkawski 295 *** 22. Duane Sutter 292 *** 23. Alexei Yashin 290 *** 24. Anders Lee 287 *** 25. Ed Westfall 286 *** 26. Brock Nelson 282

Games Played (Goalies)
1.   Billy Smith 674 *** 2. Rick DiPietro 318 *** 3. Glenn Resch 282 *** 4. Kelly Hrudey 241 ***
5.   Tommy Salo 187 *** 6. Thomas Greiss 187

Wins (Goalie)
1.   Billy Smith 304 *** 2. Glenn Resch 157 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 130*** 4. Kelly Hrudey 108***
5. Thomas Greiss 99

Shutouts (Goalie)
1.   Glenn Resch 25 ***2. Billy Smith 22 *** 3. Rick DiPietro 16 *** 4. Tommy Salo 14***
5. Jaroslav Halak 12 *** 6. Thomas Greiss 10

Games Coached 
1. Al Arbour 1,500 *** 2. Jack Capuano 483 *** 3. Mike Milbury 192 …
6. Peter Laviolette 164 *** 7. Ted Nolan 163 *** 8. Butch Goring 154 *** 9. Barry Trotz 133
 
Coaching Wins
1.   Al Arbour 740 *** 2. Jack Capuano 227 *** 3. Terry Simpson 81 *** 4. Barry Trotz 77

Season Series Stats
The teams split the season series 1 game to 1 (Dallas earned 3 points to the Isles' 2). It's the second straight season that the teams have split the season series.

Anthony Beauvillier's overtime goal was the first for the Isles vs. Dallas since Michael Peca did so on October 28, 2001.

On the Farm   
The Sound Tigers beat Wilkes Barre-Scranton 3-2 on Saturday night. They host Syracuse in a 10:30 AM game on Wednesday.

Up Next
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6th - LOS ANGELES AT ISLANDERS AT BARCLAYS CENTER-7:00 PM
[MSG+ (pre-game at 6:30), 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN-1050]

The Isles look to end the homestand on a good note and go 16 games over .500 for the first time this season as they entertain the Los Angeles Kings.

Los Angeles defeated the Isles 4-1 at Staples Center back on November 27th however the Isles have won four straight home games (including three in Brooklyn), and have outscored the Kings 17-9 in those four games.
 
Devon Toews is expected to play in his 100th game as an Islander (all consecutively).

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources. Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.

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