With a little more time to look...
Dunham's efforts in Anaheim marked the first time that the Islanders had allowed 50 shots in a game in 7 1/2 years.
On April 12, 1999, Felix Potvin tied the Islander club record by making 55 saves [on 57 shots] as the Islanders won in New Jersey 4-2
With Saturday's home opener win, Dunham has stopped 89 of 94 shots, raising his save percentage to 94.7%.
--- Eric Hornick <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> A note from a hotel in Chicago---- > > Mike Dunham made 46 saves on 50 shots [regulation/OT] in the > Islanders' shootout win in Anaheim tonight. > > It was only the second time in his NHL career that he faced at > least 50 shots. > > On October 21, 1998, Dunham made 52 saves on 57 shots in a 5-2 > loss to Detroit. It was the first month of the Predators' > existence. > > > BTW, neither Garth Snow nor Rick DiPietro have ever faced 50 > shots in a game as an Islander goaltender. Snow faced at least > 50 only once in his NHL career [making 48 saves in a 4-3 ot > win > for the Canucks in 2001 -- ironically Dunham was in goal for > Nashville that night.] > > DiPietro has faced as many as 46 shots in a game -- in Anaheim > in 2004. > >
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