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Monday, November 02, 2009

Attendance

Saturday's "crowd" of 8,889 is NOT the smallest Saturday crowd in Islander history.

It is however, the smallest Saturday crowd since April 1, 2000, when 8,858 saw the Isles tie the Blackhawks 2-2.  Tony Amonte had both Hawks goals in that game while Brad Isbister and Mariusz Czerkawski scored for the Islanders, who were outshot 49-19.  (That game actually began at 4:00pm)

It's also the smallest Saturday night crowd since January 22, 2000, when only 8,399 saw Kevin Weekes make 28 saves as the Isles shutout Tampa 2-0.  Gino Odjick and Jorgen Jonsson scored that night for the Isles.


 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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