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The Skinny: Carolina 6, Isles 3 (Carolina wins series 4-1)

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Chasing history

It's been a strange season, to say the least, at Fort NeverLose.

The Isles have only six home games left and so far in 2008 have had home streaks of 0-5-2, 4-0-0 and 0-3-0.

The Isles have scored only 78 goals at home this season (plus one more that they are credited for in their lone home shootout win of the season). That means that the club record for goals at home in a season (210 in 1981-82) appears safe :)

What may not be safe though is the Isles' club record for fewest goals in a home season is 94, set in 1999-2000. The Isles will have to rally to match the original Isles, who scored 100 goals at home.

Making the Isles' playoff chase a little harder: among the teams in the East, only Ottawa has as few games left at home.

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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