New York Islanders Daily: The Numbers Don’t Lie
The New York Islanders aren’t playing good hockey, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to find out why. It’s simple statistics that prove this theory.
Two years ago the New York Islanders got off to an unbelievable start and they were an extremely fun team to watch as they were fast and generated scoring chances. Over the last two years they have shied away from this.
In 2014-2015 their Corsi (shots attempted) for rate at even strength was 63.9 shots per 60 minutes, second in the NHL that season.
Last season it was 57.1 shots per 60 last season, 14th in the league. Through 17 games this season, it’s 55.2 shots per 60 and that ranks 18th. We see a steady drop off here.
The same is seen for the Islanders shots allowed as well. They allowed 56.4 shots per 60 in 2014-15, 58 shots per 60 last season and now 65 shots per 60 this season, 29th in the NHL.
What does all this mean? It means the Islanders went from a team who were out shooting opponents by nearly 8 shots per 60 now are being out shot 10 shots per 60. A drastic change in just a two year span.
Factor this in with Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss tandem sporting a save percentage under .910 and you get bottom feeder in the NHL. If you’re looking for answers as to why the Islanders aren’t winning games, start here.
Isles Tweet Of The Day
— Eyes on Isles (@eyesonislesFS) November 23, 2016
The Islanders won a wild 14 round shootout (Eyes On Isles)
Some highlights from the Islanders much needed win. It was a wild one that kept us up late, that’s for sure.
Looking for answers out west (Eyes On Isles)
The Islanders west coast trip can either act as a spark or further derail this season. They try to make it two in a row in Los Angeles tonight.
Islanders controversial win (NBC Sports)
The Islanders won, although it wasn’t without controversy. Thomas Hickey‘s goal had to go to review and the Ducks thought that it took Hickey two attempts to get the puck in the net.