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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...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Stat Trick: Florida 4, Isles 2

1.  The Panthers sweep the season series, 4 games to 0 (and 8 points to 1).  The Panthers have won five straight against the Isles for the first time since sweeping the Isles in all five games in 1993-94.  The Isles have also lost three straight games against the Panthers in Florida for the first time ever.

2.  Blake Comeau tied the game on a power play goal.  It gave the Isles a power play goal in two straight games for the first time since February 14-16.

3. Jay Bouwmeester was +4 for Florida while Karlis Skrastins and Nathan Horton were both +3.  Trent Hunter was -3.  Horton finished 3-3-6 and +6 against the Isles this season.

4. Richard Park won 8 of 10 faceoffs and added an assist.

5. The Isles have lost four straight and are 2-8 (with one win in overtime and one in a shootout) since their six game win streak ended.

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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