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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...

Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

While the Isles are idle today, they have played four previous times on Leap Day.

29-Feb-84@Winnipeg 4 3 W
29-Feb-92VsNew Jersey 1 3 L
29-Feb-96@Detroit 1 5 L
29-Feb-04VsPittsburgh 2 3 Lot

The only success came in 1984; Pat LaFontaine and Patrick Flatley both made their NHL debuts in that game.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick. Eric has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, and celebrated his 26th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2008.

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