2012–13 New York Islanders season

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2012–13 New York Islanders
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 8th Eastern
2012–13 record 24–17–7
Home record 10–11–3
Road record 14–6–4
Goals for 139
Goals against 139
Team information
General Manager Garth Snow
Coach Jack Capuano
Captain Mark Streit
Alternate captains Kyle Okposo
John Tavares
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance 13,306 (82.0%)[1]
(24 games)
Team leaders
Goals John Tavares (28)
Assists Matt Moulson (29)
Points John Tavares (47)
Penalties in minutes Matt Martin (63)
Plus/minus (+): Lubomir Visnovsky (12)
(−): Mark Streit (−14)
Wins Evgeni Nabokov (23)
Goals against average Evgeni Nabokov (2.50)

The 2012–13 New York Islanders season was the 41st season in the franchise's history.[2] The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

For the sixth time in franchise history, the Islanders tied their longest homestand (of seven games) – beginning on February 24 and lasting through March 9 – in which they earned three wins during that span.[3]

The Islanders qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 NHL season.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On March 22, 2013, the Islanders were 12th in the Eastern Conference and a playoff spot seemed unlikely. The team would then earn points in 14 of 15 games, including 11 consecutive games with at least a point to officially clinch a playoff berth on April 23.[4][5]

The Islanders tied the Minnesota Wild for the fewest shorthanded goals allowed, with 0.[6]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
3 x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
4 Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
5 New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
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 – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 NE y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 +23 63
3 SE y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 +19 57
4 NE x – Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 +22 62
5 NE x – Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 +12 57
6 AT x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
7 NE x – Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 +12 56
8 AT x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
9 SE Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 −16 51
10 AT Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
11 AT New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
12 NE Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 115 143 −28 48
13 SE Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 −32 42
14 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 −2 40
15 SE Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 −59 36
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.

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


Schedule and results[edit]

2012–13 Schedule[7]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   OT/SO Loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

The New York Islanders ended the 2012–13 regular season as the Eastern Conference's 8th seed. They were defeated 4–2 by the #1 seed Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round.

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Playoff series win

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[8]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 41 41 2475:24 23 11 7 103 2.50 1139 .910 3 0 4 6
Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin 5 4 257:37 1 3 0 13 3.02 122 .893 0 0 0 0
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 3 3 175:36 0 3 0 12 4.09 83 .855 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 6 6 324:04 2 4 24 4.44 152 .842 0 0 0 0
Poulin, KevinKevin Poulin 2 0 52:26 0 0 1 1.15 15 .933 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Islanders. Stats reflect time with the Islanders only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Islanders only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Notable achievements[edit]

Milestones[edit]


Transactions[edit]

The Islanders have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season: