1. The Islanders remain winless at home in 2008, going 0-5-2. The Islanders had lost seven home games in a row only once in their history:
2. The Isles have lost five straight overall, have been outscored 19-5, and have not led at any point in any of the five games. All five losses have been by at least two goals.
3. JS Giguere records his 2nd consecutive shutout (he lost 1-0 in a shootout to St Louis on Friday). IT was his 29th career shutout, extending his club record. Guy Hebert had 27 shutouts. It was the first Ducks shutout against the Isles since Ron Tugnutt blanked the Isles in Anaheim's first visit to Long Island in 1993.
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4. Teemu Selanne made his season debut, and recorded an assist. His 667 points is two short of Paul Kariya's club record. Only 4 active players have more goals: Shanahan, Jagr, Sakic and Sundin.
5. How long has it been without an Islander home win? Consider that the Patriots beat the Giants that same night (December 29). When the Isles return home next Tuesday against the Flyers, it will be 45 days since their last home victory. This ties the club record for calendar days between home wins (November 4 -December 19, 1999).
6. Frans Nielsen made his season debut for the Isles, recording two shots in 9:01 of playing time. Jeff Tambellini had three shots on goal in 13:56.
7. Josef Vasicek went 12-4 on face-offs.
8. It was the Ducks' first win on Long Island since October 17, 2000.
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.