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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...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Islanders win! NJIT too!

The Isles weren't the only local team to break a long losing streak last night.  The New Jersey Institute of Technology men's basketball team broke a 51-game losing streak last night (longest in NCAA Division I history) by defeating Bryant University (Rhode Island) 61-51.

It was their first win since President's Day, 2007, when they defeated Longwood 78-74.  The Isles won that day too, defeating the Penguins 6-5 in a thrilling game at the Coliseum -- Mike Sillinger was the hero.

Ironically, it was the 800th win in school history for NJIT (800-701 at various levels of play); they have a shot now at a winning streak.  They play Longwood on Saturday.

 Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982.

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