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Saturday, April 07, 2007

So how have the Islanders done on Easter Sunday?

We all know about the Easter Epic, which actually ended in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday.

 

But how have the Isles done on Easter Sunday historically?

 

Not well... except, ironically, in New Jersey.  Not counting the LaFontaine martathon, the Isles are 3-6-1 on Easter Sunday, with nine of the ten coming on the road.  The only time the Isles played at home on Easter Sunday was in 1978, to make up a game that was snowed out in the "Blizzard of 78".

 

The Isles are however, 2-0 on Easter Sunday at the Swamp, including a season-ending win there in 1991.

 

The Islanders were scheduled to play a game 7 in Ottawa on Easter 2003, but the Sens ended that series in 5.

 

 

Easter Sunday

 

      22 April 1973 season over

      14 April 1974 season over

      30 March 1975 T @ Atl 2-2

      18 April 1976 idle

      10 April 1977 idle

      26 March 1978 W Min 6-3 [make-up for snow-out]

      15 April 1979 idle

       6 April 1980 idle

      19 April 1981 L @Edm 5-2 PLAYOFFS

      11 April 1982 L @Pit 5-2 PLAYOFFS

       3 April 1983 L @Phil 4-2 

      22 April 1984 idle

       7 April 1985 idle

      30 March 1986 idle

      19 April 1987 early morning LaFontaine

       3 April 1988 L @ Boston 3-2

      26 March 1989 L @ Washington 3-2

      15 April 1990 season over

      31 March 1991 W @ NJ 3-2

      19 April 1992 season over

      11 April 1993 W @ NJ 5-4

       3 April 1994 idle

      16 April 1995 L @ NYR 3-2 [lockout season]

       7 April 1996 idle

      30 March 1997 idle

      12 April 1998 idle

       4 April 1999 idle

      23 April 2000 season over

      15 April 2001 season over    

      31 March 2002 idle

      20 April 2003 season over    

      11 April 2004 idle    

      27 March 2005 no season    

      16 April 2006 idle

       8 April 2007 Game 82 @ NJ    


 
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 2,920 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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