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Monday, January 07, 2008

Road trip continues in Vancouver

Edmonton and Calgary are only 172 miles apart, so much like the Rangers did last week, the Isles will sneak a trip to Vancouver (511 miles from Edmonton) in between when they face the Canucks on the second-half of the back-2-back.

The Islanders haven't won a game in Vancouver this century. Of course, they've had only two shots to win in Vancouver since their last victory there (3/19/1999 for one of Bill Stewart's 11 NHL wins as a coach and the Islanders' only win in seven trips to Vancouver since 1993).

This will be the teams' first meeting since the Canucks, behind a Todd Bertuzzi hat trick, slaughtered the Isles 8-1 at the Coliseum on January 14, 2006 in the Islanders' second game under interim coach Brad Shaw. (It's one of only three home losses by 7 goals in Islander history).

Overall, the Isles 4-3 with 2 ties in their last nine games against Vancouver.

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