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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Isles history set in Colorado -- but not the type of history they'd like to set

The OT loss in Colorado marks the first time in Islander regular season history that they've ever lost consecutive games on an overtime goal.

Once last season the Isles lost consecutive games in which one game was a shootout (to Nashville on 10/16/06) and the other was in overtime (to Pittsburgh on 10/19/06), but this is the first time they've ever lost consecutive games in which there was a goal scored in overtime.

The Isles did lose consecutive playoff games in overtime in 1985 to the Caps (Haworth and Gartner) and in 1993 to the Canadiens (Lebeau and Carbonneau).

The Isles have won consecutive games, both in overtime, on multiple occasions, including earlier this season (12/23 vs Washington and 12/26 vs Toronto). They've also done it on multiple occasions in the playoffs, including three straight vs the Caps in 1993.

It's the 12th time that Ted Nolan has been beaten by an opponent's goal in overtime (Excluding shootouts) since becoming Islander coach -- only Al Arbour (24) has more regular season ot losses. Mike Milbury suffered 11.



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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