<<FROM THE STAT WIZARDS AT ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU
The Islanders led the Red Wings 3-0 in the third period but
Detroit rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory at Nassau Coliseum.
It was only the fifth time in Islanders history that they failed
to win a home game in which they led by three-or-more goals in
the third period. The other instances were a 6-6 tie against the
North Stars in November 1980, a 7-6 loss to the Penguins in
October 1991, a 5-5 tie versus Ottawa in October 1993 and a 3-3
tie with the Bruins in December 1995.>>
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick.
Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, celebrated 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 2,921 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