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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Fwd: Re: So when was the last time the Islanders earned a point in six straight road games?

--- Eric Hornick <forever1940@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 19:52:33 -0800 (PST) > From: Eric Hornick <forever1940@yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: So when was the last time the Islanders earned a > point in six straight road games? > To: "islanderfans@yahoogroups.com" > <islanderfans@yahoogroups.com>, > IslesList <isles-list@replayer.com> > > Oops... I goofed. The Isles won their first six road games > under Laviolette. > > They'll look to make it points in seven straight for the first > time since 1983 on Monday night. > > > --- Eric Hornick <forever1940@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > OK, I admit it--this is a new NHL type stat. But even > before > > the advent of the shootout, the Isles would have points in > the > > last six on the road [4 wins, a shootout win and a shootout > > loss]. > > > > How long has it been since they did that? > > > > You have to go back in the books until the days of the > Stanley > > Cup Champion New York Islanders. > > > > In January & February 1983, en route to Cup #4, the Isles > had > > a > > 5-0-2 road stretch. > > > > 13-Jan-83 @ New Jersey 5 2 W > > 20-Jan-83 @ Montreal 4 4 T > > 27-Jan-83 @ Los Angeles 6 4 W > > 29-Jan-83 @ Vancouver 5 3 W > > 30-Jan-83 @ Edmonton 4 2 W > > 1-Feb-83 @ Calgary 2 2 T > > 3-Feb-83 @ New Jersey 7 2 W > > > > > > They hadn't earned a point in as many as six straight road > > games > > since. Until now. [They had points in five straight road > > games > > six times in that span] > > > > The club record for points in consecutive road games is 8, > set > > in 1975-76 [6-0-2] and equalled in 1978-79 [7-0-1], and > again > > in > > 1980-81 [8-0-0]. > > > > (Personal note -- I watched the 4-4 tie in 1983 from the > Forum > > press box. My uncle was watching too --and he spilled the > > beans > > that I was in Montreal Quebec, and not studying in > > Schenectady, NY!) > > > >

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