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The Skinny: Flyers 7, Islanders 0

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 10:34 AM / News
By Eric Hornick
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The Skinny: Flyers 7, Islanders 0

Game 15

Flyers 7, Isles 0

Claude Giroux and Danny Briere each scored two goals and added an assist and Jakub Voracek added a career-best four assists/points as the Philadelphia Flyers blanked the Isles 7-0 before a sellout crowd of 16,170 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It’s the most one-sided home shutout loss in Coliseum history.

The Scoring:

1st Period

00:26 PHI C. Giroux (4) Wrist - ASST: M. Read (5) AND J. Voracek (9) 1 - 0 PHI

2nd Period

00:15 PHI M. Read (7) Wrist - ASST: C. Giroux (8) AND J. Voracek (10) 2 - 0 PHI

07:57 PHI PPG - B. Schenn (4) Snap - ASST: J. Voracek (11) AND D. Briere (3) 3 - 0 PHI

14:45 PHI C. Giroux (5) Snap - ASST: M. Read (6) AND J. Voracek (12) 4 - 0 PHI

3rd Period

03:31 PHI Z. Rinaldo (1) Wrist - ASST: H. Zolnierczyk (1) AND L. Schenn (3) 5 - 0 PHI

10:27 PHI PPG - D. Briere (4) Snap - ASST: S. Couturier (4) AND E. Gustafsson (1) 6 - 0 PHI

17:46 PHI D. Briere (5) Wrist - ASST: B. Schenn (9) AND W. Simmonds (5) 7 - 0 PHI

The Skinny:

Giroux’ first period goal was the earliest against the Islanders in a game this season while Read’s goal was the earliest in any period … Voracek is the first Flyer to record four assists against the Islanders since Mark Recchi (2-4-6) on November 12, 1992 … The Isles failed to score on a full 2-minute 5-on-3 late in the first period … The Flyers have killed 21 straight opposition power plays … The Flyers ended John Tavares’ five-game goal streak, Brad Boyes’ four-game point streak and Lubomir Visnovsky’s three-game assist streak … The Flyers have shutout the Isles 13 times.

President’s Day

The Isles have hosted President’s Day matinees in six of the last seven years. The Isles have been outscored 13-0 the last two seasons, after winning on President’s Day in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Most One-sided Shutout Losses:

• 0-9 at Carolina April 7, 2009

• 0-8 at Chicago December 23, 1979

• 0-8 at St. Louis December 1, 1988

• 0-7 vs. Philadelphia February 18, 2013

Largest Home Losses:

• 7 (1-8) vs. Winnipeg November 1, 1988

• 7 (1-8) vs. New Jersey October 23, 1990

• 7 (1-8) vs. Vancouver January 14, 2006

• 7 (0-7) vs. Philadelphia February 18, 2013

Not Matinee Isles

The Isles are 1-2-0 in matinee games this season (all at home), have been outscored 13-4 and shutout twice.

Black Jerseys

The Isles are 0-2-0 in their alternate black jerseys, and have been shut-out twice. All-time, the Isles are 3-9-3 in those sweaters.

The Shots:

Isles 8-6-5=19

Flyers 11-6-8=25

Home and Road

The Islanders are 6-8-1 overall, 2-6-0 at home and 4-2-1 on the road. By earning only four points in their first eight home games, the Isles have matched their worst home start since 1995-96.

The Flyers are 7-9-1 overall, 4-1-1 at home and 3-8-0 on the road.

In the Nets

Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves as he falls to 6-6-1 on the season. The seven goals allowed by Nabokov match a career high. He is the first Islander goalie to allow seven goals at home since Joey MacDonald (10/13/08 vs. Buffalo)

Ilya Bryzgalov made 19 saves as he recorded his 30th career shutout. It’s his second career shutout against the Isles, but his first victory; Bryzgalov lost 1-0 in a shootout to the Isles last season.

Power Plays

The Isles went 0-for-5 on the power play while the Flyers were 2-for-4. It’s the first time this season that the Isles have allowed more than one power play goal.

They Said It

Tavares: "We got away from what made us successful. We were not good on the little things. We didn't win too many battles. We didn't get to the front of the net.”

They Tweeted It

@DNFlyers: Claude Giroux does not have hat trick in a regular season game in his career.

The Coach

“Once we had that two-minute 5-on-3 and we didn't even generate anything, that deflated us. We have to be able to generate momentum in that situation, and we have to be mentally stronger than that."

Head of the Class

John Tavares has 222 career points; he is 61 points ahead of Matt Duchene for most among 2009 draft picks. No other player in that draft is anywhere close. Tavares also has more goals and more assists than any other player in that draft.

Friends, Friends, Friends

Matt Moulson has seven goals this season; John Tavares has earned an assist on four of them. Tavares has now been on-ice for 67 consecutive Moulson goals, earning assists on 44 of them, dating back to a Moulson goal on November 17, 2010.

110 NHL Goals

Moulson has 110 career goals (104 as an Islander). While 262 players were selected before the Penguins chose Moulson in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, only 17 have more goals.

Leading Ice Men

Mark Streit played 26:41 to lead the Isles. Brayden Coburn led the Flyers with 22:24.

In the Circle

The Islanders won 29 draws; the Flyers won 25. Casey Cizikas won 6-of-9 for the Isles; Claude Giroux won 10-of-15 for Philadelphia.

Heavy Hitters

The Islanders were out-hit 25-13; Matt Martin led the Isles with four hits. Martin also fought Wayne Simmonds in the second period and Brayden Coburn in the third. The Isles have been involved in nine fights this season.

Back to .500

The Islanders fall back to .500 all-time (1353-1353-433 in 3,139 games). The Isles have been one game below .500 twice last season and once this season. Prior to that, they had not been below .500 since they were 177-178-83 before their victory on January 16, 1978.

4 Usually Enough

The Isles are 6-1-1 when scoring at least four goals and 0-7-0 when scoring two or less.

A Tale of Two Months

The Isles were 4-2-1 in January, outscoring their opponents 27-23. The Isles are 2-6-0 in February, and have been outscored 31-17.

Home Cooking

The Isles just finished a stretch in which they played nine consecutive games in the New York area (six at home, two at MSG, and one in New Jersey). The Isles went 3-6-0 in that stretch.

Ironmen

Matt Moulson, the Isles’ reigning ironman, has played in all 261 games since joining the team. Moulson’s streak is the longest for an Islander in the Post-Cup era and the third-longest in club history. Billy Harris played in the first 576 games in Islander history; that figure still stands as the club record. Moulson will tie Denis Potvin (262 game streak) for third place on Tuesday at Ottawa.

Three other Islanders, Frans Nielsen, John Tavares and Mark Streit, also played in every game last season. Tavares extended his streak to 174 consecutive games, while Nielsen and Streit have each played in 97.

Longest Consecutive Game Streaks, Islander History

1. Billy Harris 576

2. Bob Nystrom 301

3. Denis Potvin 262

4. Matt Moulson 261

Missing Men

Thomas Hickey, Eric Boulton and Marty Reasoner were scratched. Matt Carkner and Radek Martinek are on Injured Reserve. Jesse Joensuu remains suspended after suffering an injury in Europe.

Brian Strait suffered a broken ankle during the game.

Scoring

The Isles have scored 28 goals in their six wins (4.67 per game) and 16 goals in their other nine games (0-8-1; 1.78 per game). In their 8 regulation losses, the Isles have scored 12 goals (1.50 per game).

Career Wins, Active Goalies

1. Martin Brodeur 663

2. Roberto Luongo 343

3. Nikolai Khabibulin 329

4. Evgeni Nabokov 318

5. Miikka Kiprusoff 313

Career Wins

21. Sean Burke 324

22. Evgeni Nabokov 318

23. Miikka Kiprusoff 313

Career Goals as an Islander

22 Benoit Hogue 105

22 Ed Westfall 105

24 Matt Moulson 104

25 Anders Kallur 101

26 Trent Hunter 99

27 John Tavares 95

27 Mikko Makela 95

27 David Volek 95

Career Assists as an Islander – active players

1 John Tavares 127

2 Mark Streit 122

3 Frans Nielsen 121

4 Kyle Okposo 95

Career Games as an Islander (skaters)

44 Frans Nielsen 334

45 Butch Goring 332

45 Oleg Kvasha 332

58 Gord Lane 304

59 Arron Asham 300

59 Roman Hamrlik 300

61 Josh Bailey 297

62 Gord Dineen 287

63 Kyle Okposo 286

64 Jeff Norton 282

65 Steve Thomas 275

68 Matt Moulson 261

69 Brad Lauer 259

70 Benoit Hogue 258

70 John Tavares 258

72 Pierre Turgeon 255

73 Mark Streit 253

74 Jude Drouin 250

Career Points as an Islander

28 Benoit Hogue 229

28 Trent Hunter 229

30 John Tavares 222

31 Mikko Makela 219

38 Butch Goring 195

39 Jeff Norton 188

40 Matt Moulson 187

41 Lorne Henning 184

42 Frans Nielsen 176

43 Randy Wood 172

44 Claude Lapointe 171

44 JP Parise 171

46 Shawn Bates 170

47 Jude Drouin 169

48 Dave Scatchard 168

49 Miroslav Satan 166

50 Kyle Okposo 165

51 Mark Streit 158

51 Oleg Kvasha 158

53 Alan Kerr 154

Season Series Stats

The Flyers lead the season series one game to none (two points to zero). The teams will not meet again until March 28 in Philadelphia. Three of the Isles’ final 15 games will be against the Flyers.

The Isles have lost seven straight at home against Philadelphia (0-6-1), and are 1-11-3 in the last 15 at home against the Flyers.

Happy Anniversary

22 years ago today (2-18-91): David Volek scored twice and added two assists as the Islanders, behind four goals in the second period, defeated the Rangers 5-4 at Madison Square Garden. Pat LaFontaine had a goal and two helpers as well.

All-time, the Isles are 9-9-3 on this date.

On The Farm

Bridgeport is 22-21-3-3. The Sound Tigers are tied for third with Albany in the Northeast Division after being swept in a home-and-home series by Providence. Bridgeport is off until Friday, when they visit Springfield. Nino Niederreiter continues to lead Bridgeport in goals (22) and points (39).

Up Next

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 ISLANDERS AT OTTAWA (7:30PM)

[MSG+ (Pre-game show at 7:00PM), WRHU (88.7FM)]

The Islanders begin a three game road trip in Ottawa against the Senators. It’s the first of three meetings this season.

The Senators won last season’s series three games to one (and seven points to two). After the Isles won the opening matchup on a Mark Eaton overtime goal, Ottawa won the next three meetings by a combined 16-3 score.

This will be the back-end of the second set of back-to-backs this season; the Isles lost to Boston in the first back end on January 25.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since 1982. Information contained in “The Skinny” has been gathered from various sources. Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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