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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

First period woes continue

The Isles were outscored 1-0 in the first period tonight and have been outscored 31-22 this season in the opening 20 minutes. The 22 first period goals is the fewest by any team in any period this season.

Things are a lot worse in the first period at home. The Isles have scored a grand total of 9 first period goals in 23 home games this season (and have allowed 19). The nine goals is the fewest by any NHL team at home in any period. The Isles have not scored a pp goal in the first period at home this season.

It took awhile but...
The Isles had only 18 shots tonight -- fewest in any home game since having 18 in a 5-1 defeat to Philadelphia on November 29, 2003. (My notes indicate that one Roger Farina, the then-reigning NHL Fan of the Year, dropped a ceremonial opening faceoff.)

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", to the left of Howie and Billy, at most Islander home games. For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org

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