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The Skinny: Isles 5, San Jose 3

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 8 Isles 5, San Jose 3 Anders Lee scored two goals and added an assist, and John T...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Stat Trick: Isles 3, Ottawa 1

I don't how many people saw it because there was this football game going on, but the Islanders went up to Ottawa and won for the 2nd straight time... on to the trip.

1. It's only the 2nd time the Isles have won 2 straight in Ottawa. They won their first two trips to Canada's capital on January 17 1993 and November 17 1993.

2. The Isles are now 4-2 in their last six trips to Canada after winning only twice in their previous 21 games North of the Border.

3. The Isles played the final 4:16 shorthanded due to an elbowing penalty to Thomas Pock, and played short 8:16 of the final 12:22. Despite a FIlip Kuba pp goal, the Sens are 3-last 26 on the power play.

...and a few more

4. Ottawa failed to score on a 6 skater-on-3 situation in the game's final 46 seconds.

5. Okposo (Bailey, Campoli) was the scoring on the Isles' first goal. If it repeats that way 10 years from now..and for the Islanders...there will be plenty of good times on Long Island. Bailey played 13:10 in his second NHL game.

6. The Sens outshot the Isles 16-5 in the third, but it was the Isles who scored the only goal -- their first in any of the five games they've led after 40 minutes this month.

7. The Isles improve to 3-3-1 on the road; they're only 2-6-1 at home.

8. This is the front end of the first home-and-home ever between the teams; the Isles do not play consecutive games against the same opponent again this season.

9. Trent Hunter now has a team-leading 7 goals; he needs only five more to match last season's total.


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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