shy of Chico's club record, and tying his career high) and
eleventh of his career. He the first Islander to shutout the
Flyers since 2-12-02 (Snow 1-0 in OT on a Peca SHG) and the
first to do it at the Coliseum since 2-25-94 (Hextall 2-0).
Rick will carry a scoreless streak of 122:08 into Thursday's
game vs. New Jersey. It's the third longest streak of his
Longest Shutout Streaks (DiPietro)
145:40 3/19- 3/27/04
[The club record of 178:29, set by Chico Resch, is within reach
on Thursday, as well.]
DiPietro is the second Islander goalie to record at least five
shutouts in two different seasons -- Tommy Salo was the first.
2. The Isles are 5-0-3 in their last eight -- it's their
longest point streak since opening the Laviolette era 9-0-1-1.
3. During this 5-0-3 streak, the Isles have gained only two
points on their quest for the 8th seed. They were 21-21-4 when
the streak started and had 46 points, four behind Tampa and the
Rangers, who shared seventh and eight place. The Isles are now
26-21-7 (59 points) and are two points behind eighth place