points in one game by a pair of brothers (Tuesday night) since
Jan. 28, 1986, when Duane (1-4--5) and Brent (2-2--4) Sutter
combined for nine points in the New York Islanders' 9-2 win over
the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nassau Coliseum. The single-game high
for a brother duo is 16 points, set by the Quebec Nordiques'
Peter (4-4--8) and Anton (3-5--8) Stastny in an 11-7 victory at
Washington on Feb. 22, 1981.
While I wasn't at the game, I remember the date of the Isles'
beating of the Leafs that night for a different reason -- it was
the day the space shuttle Challenger exploded.
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