Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)
40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours! Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...
Monday, November 26, 2007
Stat Trick: Dallas 3, Isles 2 (OT)
1. Mike Modano's two goals gives him 515 career, tying Pierre Turgeon for 32nd all-time. It was the 8th OT goal of his career.
2. The Isles have scored 2 or fewer goals in 9 straight games -- first time they've done that since 1997-98. The club record is 12 straight games, set by the original Islanders, and broken in the famous 9-7 win at Boston Garden. At least they avoided playing three consecutive 2-1 games for the first time in club history.
3. Dallas' win was their first on Long Island since 12-21-00. (The Isles had won the only three Coliseum tilts in that span.)
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 3,044 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the President 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