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2011–12 New York Islanders season

The 2011–12 New York Islanders season was the 40th season in the franchise's history.[1] The team failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fifth straight season.

2011–12 New York Islanders
Division5th Atlantic
Conference14th Eastern
2011–12 record34–37–11
Home record17–18–6
Road record17–19–5
Goals for200
Goals against248
Team information
General ManagerGarth Snow
CoachJack Capuano
CaptainMark Streit
Alternate captainsKyle Okposo
Brian Rolston (Oct.–Feb.)
Steve Staios
John Tavares
ArenaNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance13,191 (81.3%)
540,838 in 41 games
Team leaders
GoalsMatt Moulson (36)
AssistsJohn Tavares (50)
PointsJohn Tavares (81)
Penalty minutesMatt Martin (111)
Plus/minusTravis Hamonic (6)
WinsEvgeni Nabokov (19)
Goals against averageEvgeni Nabokov (2.55)

Contents

Off-seasonEdit

At the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the Islanders selected playmaking center Ryan Strome from the Niagara IceDogs.

On July 1, 2011, the Islanders signed Marty Reasoner.

On August 1, 2011, a public referendum was held in Nassau County to authorize $400 million for a new coliseum as a home to the Islanders, a minor-league ballpark and other economic development projects. The plan was rejected by the voters, thus causing speculation that after the 2014–15 season, the Islanders may be moving.[2]

Pre-seasonEdit

On June 30, 2011, the Islanders announced that they will play five pre-season games including two games each against the Bruins and Devils, and the other one against the Flames. The Islanders' final game of the pre-season, which is against the Bruins, will take place at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut.[3]

Defenceman Mark Streit is named team captain, following Doug Weight's retirement.

Regular seasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

The Islanders attempted to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 season, but failed to do so for the fifth straight season.

StandingsEdit

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 +39 109
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 +61 108
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 +32 103
4 x – New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 +19 102
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 −52 79
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.


Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 +39 109
2 NE y – Boston Bruins 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 +67 102
3 SE y – Florida Panthers 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 −24 94
4 AT x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 +61 108
5 AT x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 +32 103
6 AT x – New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 +19 102
7 SE x – Washington Capitals 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 −8 92
8 NE x – Ottawa Senators 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 +9 92
9 NE Buffalo Sabres 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 −12 89
10 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 −46 84
11 SE Winnipeg Jets 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 −21 84
12 SE Carolina Hurricanes 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 −30 82
13 NE Toronto Maple Leafs 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 −33 80
14 AT New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 −52 79
15 NE Montreal Canadiens 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 −14 78
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.


Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2011–12 Regular season game log: 4–6–2 (Home: 4–3–1 ; Road: 0–3–1)

Player statisticsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

# Player GP TOI W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
20 Evgeni Nabokov 42 2378 19 18 3 101 2.55 1172 .914 2 0 0 6
35 Al Montoya 31 1720 9 11 5 89 3.10 832 .893 0 0 0 2
39 Rick DiPietro 8 354 3 2 3 22 3.73 177 .876 0 0 2 0
60 Kevin Poulin 6 296 2 4 0 15 3.04 162 .907 0 0 0 0
45 Anders Nilsson 4 218 1 2 0 10 2.75 112 .911 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Islanders. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Islanders only.

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
John Tavares[9] NHL Second Star of the Week October 17, 2011
Matt Moulson[10] NHL First Star of the Week December 5, 2011
Evgeni Nabokov[11] NHL Third Star of the Week January 23, 2012
John Tavares[12] NHL First Star of the Month January 2012

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Michael Grabner 100th Career NHL Game October 15, 2011
Matt Moulson 200th Career NHL Game October 25, 2011
Kyle Okposo 200th Career NHL Game October 27, 2011
Brian Rolston 1,200th Career NHL Game November 15, 2011
Jay Pandolfo 100th Career NHL Goal November 17, 2011
Anders Nilsson 1st Career NHL Game November 19, 2011
David Ullstrom 1st Career NHL Game November 21, 2011
David Ullstrom 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 29, 2011
David Ullstrom 1st Career NHL Goal December 6, 2011
Matt Martin 100th Career NHL Game December 10, 2011
Calvin de Haan 1st Career NHL Game December 15, 2011
Mike Mottau 300th Career NHL Game December 15, 2011
Travis Hamonic 100th Career NHL Game January 6, 2012
Mark Streit 400th Career NHL Game January 7, 2012
John Tavares 200th Career NHL Game January 7, 2012
Evgeni Nabokov 300th Career NHL Win January 14, 2012
Milan Jurcina 400th Career NHL Game January 17, 2012
P. A. Parenteau 100th Career NHL Point January 17, 2012
Josh Bailey 100th Career NHL Point January 19, 2012
Mark Eaton 600th Career NHL Game February 3, 2012
Aaron Ness 1st Career NHL Game February 7, 2012
John Tavares 100th Career NHL Assist February 9, 2012
Casey Cizikas 1st Career NHL Game February 24, 2012
Frans Nielsen 300th Career NHL Game
100th Career NHL Assist
February 28, 2012
Casey Cizikas 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
March 1, 2012
Anders Nilsson 1st Career NHL Win
1st Career NHL Shutout
March 4, 2012
Evgeni Nabokov 600th Career NHL Game March 11, 2012
Matt Moulson 100th Career NHL Goal March 24, 2012
Mark Streit 200th Career NHL Assist March 29, 2012
Matt Donovan 1st Career NHL Game April 3, 2012
John Tavares 200th Career NHL Point April 3, 2012
Steve Staios 1,000th Career NHL Game April 5, 2012

Final rosterEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season: