POST GAME STATS 411
Friday, 11.16.2007 / 9:44 AM / News
By Corey Witt - Islanders media relations coordinator
Your stop for quick stats on the Islanders the morning after each game.
STANDINGS: The Islanders remain in third place with 18 points (9-6-0) in the Atlantic Division following last night's close 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena. The Orange and Blue are now five points behind both the Philadelphia Flyers (18 games) and New York Rangers (19 games). The Islanders have played in a league-low 15 games. The St. Louis Blues are the only other team to have only played in 15 contests.
TONIGHT'S OPPONENT: In the third game of their four-game road swing, the Islanders faceoff against the New Jersey Devils tonight at the Prudential Center. The Devils are currently in last place in the Atlantic Division with a 7-9-2 record for 16 points through 18 games. It's the Islanders first game in the Devils' new building.
SPECIAL TEAMS: The Islanders power play ranks seventh in the NHL with a 21.5 percent conversion rate. On the road, the team has been scoring at a league-best 30.4 percent clip.
The penalty kill ranks seventh in the NHL as they have been negating 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays.
Last night versus the Penguins, the Islanders' power play went 0-for-2, while the penalty kill went 5-for-6.
JO'S BIG SHOT: Josef Vasicek co-leads the Islanders' balanced scoring attacked with six goals. What's more impressive is that he's netted those goals by only taking 18 shots. That gives the first-year Islander a NHL-best 33.3 shooting percentage.
GETTING IN THE WAY: Brendan Witt leads the team and remains seventh in the NHL in blocked shots with 47. Last night in Pittsburgh, Witt blocked three shots to up his total. Last season, he finished fifth the league with a total of 207. Everyone above him in the rankings has played in either at least 17 games, compared to his 15.
I'LL TAKE IT: Mike Sillinger once again leads the Islanders with a 55.6 faceoff winning percentage. He also ranks fifth in the NHL by taking 33.9 percent of the Islanders faceoffs. In Pittsburgh last night, Sillinger won 67 percent of his 21 faceoffs. Last season, Sillinger ranked fourth in the NHL with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage.
MIRO STOPPED: Last night versus the Penguins, Miroslav Satan had his impressive eight-game scoring streak come to end. During the scoring streak, Miro scored five goals and six assists for eleven points. It also included his three consecutive game-winning goals.
ISLE LEAD THE WAY: Islanders team-leaders...
Goals: Mike Comrie / Josef Vasicek Tied w/ 6
Assists: Mike Comrie - 10
Points: Mike Comrie - 16
Shots: Bill Guerin - 50
Penalty Minutes: Andy Sutton - 19
Plus/Minus: Miroslav Satan - +5
Game-Winning Goals: Miroslav Satan 3
Shooting Percentage: Josef Vasicek 33.3
Time On Ice/Game: Brendan Witt 22:00
Faceoff Winning Percentage: Mike Sillinger 55.6%
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