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...
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.
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)