2011–12 New York Islanders season

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2011–12 New York Islanders
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 14th Eastern
2011–12 record 34–37–11
Home record 17–18–6
Road record 17–19–5
Goals for 200
Goals against 248
Team information
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Jack Capuano
Captain Mark Streit
Alternate captains Kyle Okposo
Brian Rolston (Oct–Feb)
Steve Staios
John Tavares
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance 13,191 (81.3%)
540,838 in 41 games
Team leaders
Goals Matt Moulson (36)
Assists John Tavares (50)
Points John Tavares (81)
Penalties in minutes Matt Martin (111)
Plus/minus Travis Hamonic (6)
Wins Evgeni Nabokov (19)
Goals against average Evgeni Nabokov (2.55)
<2010–11 2012–13>

The 2011–12 New York Islanders season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 6, 1972.[1] The team failed to qualify for the post-season for the fifth straight season.

Off-season[edit]

At the 2011 NHL Entry draft, the Islanders selected playmaking center Ryan Strome from the Niagara Ice Dogs.

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-season[edit]

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 season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

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.

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[4]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – New York Rangers 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 109
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 108
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 103
4 New Jersey Devils 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 102
5 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 79
Eastern Conference[5]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – New York Rangers AT 82 51 24 7 47 226 187 109
2 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 49 29 4 40 269 202 102
3 y – Florida Panthers SE 82 38 26 18 32 203 227 94
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 51 25 6 42 282 221 108
5 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 26 9 43 264 232 103
6 New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 28 6 36 228 209 102
7 Washington Capitals SE 82 42 32 8 38 222 230 92
8 Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 31 10 35 249 240 92
8.5
9 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 39 32 11 32 218 230 89
10 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 38 36 8 35 235 281 84
11 Winnipeg Jets SE 82 37 35 10 33 225 246 84
12 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 33 33 16 32 213 243 82
13 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 35 37 10 31 231 264 80
14 New York Islanders AT 82 34 37 11 27 203 255 79
15 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 31 35 16 26 212 226 78

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – Clinched division, z – Clinched conference (and division)


Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

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

Goaltenders[edit]

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 Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 42 2378 19 18 3 101 2.55 1172 .914 2 0 0 6
35 Montoya, AlAl Montoya 31 1720 9 11 5 89 3.10 832 .893 0 0 0 2
39 DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 8 354 3 2 3 22 3.73 177 .876 0 0 2 0
60 Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin 6 296 2 4 0 15 3.04 162 .907 0 0 0 0
45 Nilsson, AndersAnders 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 records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Reached
John Tavares[11] NHL Second Star of the Week October 17, 2011
Matt Moulson[12] NHL First Star of the Week December 5, 2011
Evgeni Nabokov[13] NHL Third Star of the Week January 23, 2012
John Tavares[14] NHL First Star of the Month January 2012

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

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 roster[edit]

Updated June 5, 2012.[15]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
12 Canada Bailey, JoshJosh Bailey C L 25 2008 Bowmanville, Ontario
39 United States DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro Injured Reserve G R 33 2000 Winthrop, Massachusetts
4 United States Eaton, MarkMark Eaton D L 37 2010 Wilmington, Delaware
40 Austria Grabner, MichaelMichael Grabner RW L 27 2010 Villach, Austria
37 United States Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G L 39 2012 Denver, Colorado
3 Canada Hamonic, TravisTravis Hamonic D R 24 2008 Winnipeg, Manitoba
27 Slovakia Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D L 31 2010 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
47 Canada MacDonald, AndrewAndrew MacDonald D L 28 2006 Judique, Nova Scotia
17 Canada Martin, MattMatt Martin LW L 25 2008 Windsor, Ontario
35 United States Montoya, AlAl Montoya G L 29 2011 Chicago, Illinois
26 Canada Moulson, MattMatt Moulson LW L 30 2009 Mississauga, Ontario
20 Russia Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov G L 39 2011 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Soviet Union
25 Switzerland Niederreiter, NinoNino Niederreiter RW L 22 2010 Chur, Switzerland
51 Denmark Nielsen, FransFrans Nielsen C L 30 2002 Herning, Denmark
21 United States Okposo, KyleKyle Okposo (A) RW R 26 2006 St. Paul, Minnesota
29 United States Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW L 39 2011 Winchester, Massachusetts
15 Canada Parenteau, P.A.P.A. Parenteau LW R 31 2010 Hull, Quebec
Sweden Persson, JohnJohn Persson LW L 22 2011 Mora, Sweden
16 United States Reasoner, MartyMarty Reasoner C L 37 2011 Honeoye Falls, New York
42 United States Reese, DylanDylan Reese D R 30 2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Canada Riley, BlairBlair Riley RW L 28 2012 Kamloops, British Columbia
24 Canada Staios, SteveSteve Staios (A) D R 41 2011 Hamilton, Ontario
2 Switzerland Streit, MarkMark Streit (C) D L 36 2008 Englisberg, Switzerland
91 Canada Tavares, JohnJohn Tavares (A) C L 24 2009 Mississauga, Ontario

Transactions[edit]

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