1. Isles are now 2-6-1 at home; equaling their worst start at home since 1989-90.
2. Josh Bailey played 12:35 in his NHL debut. The good: 7-4 on faceoffs. The bad: -1. The ugly: 2 penalties -- one cost the Isles momentum in the first period; the second cost the Isles a chance to get the game even in the third.
3. The Isles entered the third period trailing for the first time in November. THey are 0-7-1 this season when allowing the first goal and 0-7-1 when trailing after 40 mins.
a few more:
4. The Isles had two 5-on-3's and eight pp's overall, but went 0-8 and allowed a shorthanded goal.
5. Guerin, Streit and Hunter combined for 20 of the Isles' 36 shots.
6. The Flyers have had the Isles' number of late. Philly has beaten the Isles 6 straight, and 9 of 10. Isles record is 1-7-2 in that stretch vs. Philadelphia.
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.