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Monday, January 01, 2007

Fw: [isles-list] Stat Trick (+1) --another unhappy New Year for the Isles.

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 2,890 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


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From: Eric Hornick <forever1940@yahoo.com>
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Sent: Monday, January 1, 2007 9:59:45 PM
Subject: [isles-list] Stat Trick (+1) --another unhappy New Year for the Isles.


1. The Isles had gone a club record 186:31 without a goal before Jason Blake broke the scoreless streak. The previous record, 178:55, was set in the 1998-99 season.

2. Blake's goal was the Islanders' first against Buffalo this season, ending a drought of 108:19.

3. There have been only fourteen goals scored in the last five Islander games (7 by the Isles). This is the fewest goals in a five-game stretch in Islander history. The previous record, 15, was set in the 2002-03 season:

21-Dec-02 Vs Washington 1 3 L
23-Dec-02 Vs Montreal 3 1 W
28-Dec-02 Vs Carolina 3 0 W
30-Dec-02 Vs Florida 2 1 Wot
31-Dec-02 @ Buffalo 1 0 Wot

4. The next time the Isles are scheduled to play on New Year's Day, perhaps they should seek a postponement. They are 0-7 all-time on New Year's Day.

1-Jan-77 Vs Vancouver 1 5
1-Jan-83 @ Pittsburgh 1 2
1-Jan-92 @ Washington 5 8
1-Jan-94 Vs Hartford 3 4
1-Jan-02 @ Washington 2 3
1-Jan-04 @ Ottawa 0 1
1-Jan-07 @ Buffalo 1 3

January 1st is the only day between October 4 and April 18 that the Isles have not earned a single point (other than December 24 and December 25, two days in which the Isles have never played a single game). There is only one other day, December 1, that the Isles are winless (they are 0-7-1 on this day).


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 2,890 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

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