11/25/07

Islanders Twenty Game Report Pt One:

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/25/2007 08:28:00 AM
Part one will be on the team numbers. Part two will be about the individual players tomorrow.

NHL.com: Has the conference standings and there is a lot of good news for a team many predicted last or next to last in the conference

Eastern Conference
Rank GP W L OT Pts GF GA
1 Ottawa Senators* 22 16 5 1 33 71 53
2 Carolina Hurricanes* 24 13 8 3 29 80 72
3 Philadelphia Flyers* 22 13 7 2 28 70 60
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4 New York Rangers 23 13 8 2 28 51 44
5 Montréal Canadiens 23 12 8 3 27 69 62
6 New York Islanders 20 12 8 0 24 49 52
7 Boston Bruins 21 11 8 2 24 52 51
8 New Jersey Devils 23 11 10 2 24 56 59
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9 Florida Panthers 24 11 12 1 23 63 69
10 Atlanta Thrashers 23 11 12 0 22 61 78
11 Tampa Bay Lightning 23 10 11 2 22 74 70
12 Pittsburgh Penguins 23 10 11 2 22 68 69
13 Buffalo Sabres 21 10 10 1 21 61 58
14 Toronto Maple Leafs 24 8 11 5 21 70 86
15 Washington Capitals 23 8 14 1 17 56 69

NYI Conf Rank NHL Rank
Goals 49 14 27
Goals Allowed 52 3 5
Shots per game 29.6 9 11
Shots allowed per game 26.4 1 4
Power play % 17.6 9 15
Penalty kill % 86.0 14 25

First the good news and there is a lot of it:
Currently sixth in the conference.
At a pace for ninety six point season based on eighty games.
Have given up the third least goals in the conference, and that's even with two eight goals losses against.
Have three games in hand on all eastern conference teams except Buffalo.
Have a 7-3 record in a division many said they could not compete in.
The three losses were all even games against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Far less penalties per game than last year.
Solid penalty kill.
Strong on face offs with Sillinger.

The not so good news:
Dead last in scoring in the NHL with forty nine goals.(part of that is lack of games played)
Two goals or less in eight straight games.
PP that has struggled for a long stretch.
Still not generating many powerplays per game.
Several one goal losses, one overtime game.
No long unbeaten streaks, it's win or lose.

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