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The Skinny: Isles 4, New Jersey 1 - Isles clinch a Playoff Spot!

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 81 Isles 4, New Jersey 1    They're in! Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Kyle Palmieri scored goals 4...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

No goals

The Isles have scored 72 goals in 32 games, which is a pace of 185 goals for the 82-game season. The original Isles scored 170 goals in a 78-game season.

Edmonton had the fewest goals in the NHL last season: 195. The only other team to score fewer than 200 since the lockout was St Louis, who had 197 in 2005-06.

Columbus scored 164 in 2001-02, which is the season lowest total since expansion. The original Oakland Seals scored only 153 in 1967-78, but that was in 74 games.

As noted earlier, the Isles have gone 22 consecutive games without scoring four times.

The 72 goals equals the lowest 32 game total in club history (and remember one of the 72 is a shootout winner). The Isles scored 72 in 2000-01 and 64 in 1972-73.

The Isles have scored 30 fewer goals than last season, while allowing four fewer. (Perhaps amazingly they have only five fewer standings points than they did at this time last season.) The 161 goals (both teams) is the lowest in club history at this point in the season.

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