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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two visits to the same opponent

On Wednesday night, the Isles will look to avoid tying the club record for consecutive games without a win to start a season -- the record is seven, and is held by the 1973-74 squad (0-3-4).
On Thursday, the Isles will begin something almost as rare, when they make the first of two visits to Montreal in a five day period.  It's only the 8th time in club history that the Isles will play consecutive road games against the same opponent. 
It's the third time in club history that the Isles will sandwich a home game with road games against the same opponent.
The list:
12/31/86-1/9/87 @ NYR  (the Isles played two home games in between)
2/8/96-2/22/96 @ NYR (the Isles played four home games in between)
10/17/01-10/26/01 @ Carolina  (two home games in between)
3/19/02-3/28/02 @ Toronto (four home games in between)
4/6/06-4/11/06 @ NYR  (one home game in between)
11/28/06-12/2/06 @ Pittsburgh (one home game in between)
1/26/07-2/1/07 @ Atlanta (two home games in between)
10/22/09-10/26/09 @ Montreal (one home game in between)
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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