The Islanders played game #24 Thursday against the New York Rangers, marking the midway point of the 2012-13 regular season. As the Islanders enter the second-half of the season, it’s time to take a look back at the numbers through the first 24 games.
0 – Number of shorthanded goals allowed by the Islanders this season.
1 – Number of players who made their NHL debut in an Islanders sweater this season. Thomas Hickey played his first NHL game on Jan. 27 at Winnipeg.
1.000 – Evgeni Nabokov’s save percentage in the shootout. He has stopped all four shots faced and is 2-0.
3 – number of goals for John Tavares on Feb. 16 vs. New Jersey, the night he posted his fourth career hat trick
3 – assists for Evgeni Nabokov, who leads all NHL goaltenders in the stat
4 – Season-high number of power play goals for the Islanders on Feb. 24 vs. Carolina, one shy of the franchise record
5 – Consecutive number of games in which John Tavares scored a goal from Feb. 7-16
5 – Number of games in the Islanders longest road trip of the first half. From Jan. 24-31, they went 3-1-1 against Toronto, Boston, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh and New Jersey. The Islanders have another five-game road trip to conclude the season.
6 – Number of games with at least two power play goals. The Islanders are 5-1-0 when scoring twice or more on the man advantage
7 – Number of games in the Islanders longest home stand of the season. The Islanders are 2-2-2 so far on the home stand, with the final game coming March 9 vs. Washington
8 - Number of points earned in games going past regulation. The Islanders are 4-3 in games that reach overtime or the shootout.
9 – Multi-point games for John Tavares
10 – Number of wins for Evgeni Nabokov, two off Montreal’s Carey Price for the league lead
13 – Number of points for Mark Streit, the top-scoring defenseman on the team (four goals, nine assists). The Islanders are 9-1-2 in games in which the captain scores a point.
19 – Number of games in which the Islanders have led or been tied in the third period. The Islanders are 10-6-3 in those games.
25 – Number of combined goals for John Tavares (14) and Matt Moulson (11). The only set of teammates in the NHL to combine for more are Pittsburgh’s James Neal (15) and Chris Kunitz (14), and Neal and Sidney Crosby (11).
26 – Number of players to dress in at least one game this season, including three goaltenders.
32 – Man games lost through 24 games, including two to suspension. By comparison, the Islanders lost 351 man games over the 82-game 2011-12 regular season.
32.3 – Power play percentage for the Islanders on the road, tops in the NHL (10-for-31)
33 – Number of hits the Islanders recorded on Feb. 14 at NY Rangers, as well as Mar. 3 vs. Ottawa
39 – Season-high saves for Evgeni Nabokov, set during a 7-4 win on Jan. 24 at Toronto
40 – penalty minutes for Matt Martin, who leads the team in that category
56.4 – Casey Cizikas’ team-leading faceoff percentage. His 61.0% success rate at home ranks fourth in the NHL among players with at least 100 attempts.
116 – Number of hits for Matt Martin, who leads the league. Martin posted an NHL-record 374 hits in 2011-12.
299 - Career games played for Matt Moulson. He will play in his 300th (and 271st consecutive game as an Islander) on March 9 vs. Washington
557 – Number of saves for Evgeni Nabokov. He ranks second in the league behind Buffalo’s Ryan Miller in that category.
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