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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Oops. Hit send and then kicked self in head :)

Correction:

The Isles have allowed only thirteen goals in their last eight games, going 6-1-1 in that stretch. They've carried a shutout to the third period in five of those games -- winning all five, but only one by shutout.

The 13 goals allowed in eight games is one off of the club record for the fewest goals allowed in an eight game stretch. [They allowed twelve goals twice in overlapping stretches in the 2001-02 season --the only times since the 1976-77 season!]

Club record-tying defensive stretch

The Isles have allowed only twelve goals in their last eight games, going 6-1-1 in that stretch. They've carried a shutout to the third period in five of those games -- winning all five, but only one by shutout.

The 12 goals allowed in eight games equals a club record for the fewest goals allowed in an eight game stretch. [It was done twice in overlapping stretches in the 2001-02 season --the only times since the 1976-77 season!]

Stat Trick

1. Two more goals for Blake, give him 101 as an Islander [He had seven as a King]. Twenty-five of the 101 have come on the powerplay.

2. Isles are 12-4-3 for 27 points in the last nineteen games. It's their best nineteen game stretch since the year I got married -- 1990.

3. Isles are 7-3-1 this month and have guaranteed themselves a winning November. They also had a winning record last November. It's the first time that they've had consecutive winning Novembers since doing so four years in a row: 1983-86.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick.

Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, will celebrate his 25th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2007. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of 2,901 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the President-Elect of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater NY.

You can find him in the "Best Seat in the House", about six feet to Howie and Billy's left, at most Islander home games.

For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org

Friday, November 24, 2006

Last time first

The Islanders begin the day Saturday with a share of first place in the Atlantic. It’s the latest that this has happened in a season since the morning of December 23, 2001.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W-L-T-OL Pts GF GA NY Rangers 19-14-3-2 43 108 106 NY Islanders 18-10-5-2 43 97 86 Philadelphia 18-10-5-1 42 100 74 New Jersey 14-13-5-2 35 79 85 Pittsburgh 14-15-5-2 35 81 99

The Rangers beat Ottawa on 12/23/01 to take the Division lead to the Christmas break…and while the Isles would finish the season only two points out of first place, they never again shared the lead.

If the Isles end Saturday in sole possession of first place, it would mark the first time that this has happened this late in the season since the night of December 14, 2001.

If the Islanders win Saturday…

They’ll have earned 27 points in a nineteen game stretch for the first time since the 1989-90 season (they had several overlapping stretches of 31 points in nineteen games that season). The Isles are 11-4-3 / 25 points in their last 18 games.

Silver Skinny on the Streaking Islanders

The Silver Skinny On the Streaking Islanders By Eric Hornick, FSNY

The Isles are 11-4-3 for 25 points in last 18 games; this is their most points in an eighteen game stretch since they went 12-4-0-2 in a similar stretch in December 2001/January 2002.

The Isles are also 8-3-1 in their last twelve games.

If the Islanders win tonight…

They’ll have earned 27 points in a nineteen game stretch for the first time since the 1989-90 season (they had several overlapping stretches of 31 points in nineteen games that season) If the Islanders lose in overtime or in a shootout tonight…

They’ll have 26 points in a nineteen game stretch – last done under Laviolette in 2001-02 and again in 2002-03.

The Islanders begin the day with a share of first place in the Atlantic. It’s the latest that this has happened in a season since the morning of December 23, 2001.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W-L-T-OL Pts GF GA NY Rangers 19-14-3-2 43 108 106 NY Islanders 18-10-5-2 43 97 86 Philadelphia 18-10-5-1 42 100 74 New Jersey 14-13-5-2 35 79 85 Pittsburgh 14-15-5-2 35 81 99 The Rangers beat Ottawa on 12/23/01 to take the Division lead to the Christmas break…and while the Isles would finish the season only two points out of first place, they never again shared the lead.

If the Isles end today in sole possession of first place, it would mark the first time that this has happened since the night of December 14, 2001.

The Isles are 6-3-1 in November. If they earn one more point this month, they will have consecutive winning Novembers for the first time since 1983-1986 [4 straight]. The Isles went 7-6-1 last November and haven’t won more than seven November games since 1987.

Believe it or not—the Isles have already wrapped up a second consecutive winning November on the road [5-3-0 last year and 4-1-1 with one game to play this year]. It’s only the second time in Islander history that they’ve had winning records on the road in consecutive Novembers – Al Arbour never did it, but Terry Simpson did – going 4-2-0 in 1986 and 3-2-0 in 1987.

Fwd: Stat Trick

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

> Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2006 19:47:43 -0800 (PST) > From: Eric Hornick <forever1940@yahoo.com> > Subject: Stat Trick > To: "islanderfans@yahoogroups.com" > <islanderfans@yahoogroups.com>, > IslesList <isles-list@replayer.com> > > 1. Isles are 11-4-3 for 25 points in last 18 games; this is > their most points in an eighteen game stretch since they went > 12-4-0-2 in a similar stretch in December 2001/January 2002. > > 2. For the second straight game, sixteen different Islanders > had > at least one shot on goal. [Brendan Witt and Arron Asham did > not get a shot Friday [not counting Witt's hit on Malkin :)] > after Witt and Hill did not get a shot on Wednesday. > > 3. The Islanders dressed the same eighteen skaters for the > twentieth straight game. >

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!) > > > >